Anne Hidalgo’s assistant and head of the regional list also estimated on franceinfo this Saturday that the presence of Gerald Darmanin at Wednesday’s demonstration in support of the police was “extremely worrying”.
Audrey Pulvar therefore agrees with the opinion of France Insoumise, which had through the voice of its president Jean-Luc Mélenchon judged that the demonstration of support for the police officers of Wednesday, May 19 was a rally “factious“. While most of the left-wing parties – and the mayor of Paris herself – had taken part in this demonstration, Anne Hidalgo’s deputy and head of the list supported by the PS for the regions judged “chilling“The image of the Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin present in this rally in front of the National Assembly, recalling that it had been supported”very earlyBy the extreme right.
«I know that the police are targets, (…) several times attacked, (I know the) tragic cases of assassinations, murders, insults, spitting, it is a reality that I do not deny, continued the former journalist this Saturday morning on franceinfo. The anger is legitimate, but that it is expressed in front of the national representation, with a Minister of the Interior who is supposed to protect the very people with whom he is demonstrating to put pressure on his colleague from Justice, I find that extremely worrying and I did not want to participate. “
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35,000 demonstrators Wednesday
Audrey Pulvar explained that it was the place of the meeting, in front of the Bourbon Palace that was problematic according to her. “A protest called for by angry policemen, backed by the far right, marching on the National Assembly to pressure MPs reviewing a bill is a pretty chilling picture», She estimated. Before concluding : “We could have organized a rally between the Place de la République and the Bastille and I would have taken part.”
According to the unions, around 35,000 people took part in this demonstration in support of the police. This took place two weeks after the death of Brigadier Éric Masson in Avignon (Vaucluse), killed during a check on a deal point on May 5.