Jean-Luc Mélanchon, leader of La France Insoumise, announced on Monday the filing of a complaint against the far-right youtubeur, after the publication of a video featuring the death of a voter from his side.
An investigation was opened on Wednesday June 9 for “public provocation not followed by effect to the commission of attacks on life“Targeting the far-right Youtubeur”Papacito“, Author of a video simulating the murder of an LFI voter, announced the Paris prosecutor’s office, requested by AFP.
In detail, the investigation is opened by the head of “public provocation with no effect on the commission of offenses against the life or integrity of persons“, According to the Paris prosecutor’s office. The investigations were entrusted to the Brigade for the repression of delinquency against the person (BRDP).
In this video posted Sunday on YouTube, since withdrawn, the videographer “Papacito»Declares:«There are 6% of people who vote for Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s party in this country, maybe they will be destitute if something unforeseen happens in the next years». «What can we do for these people?», Ironically the videographer decked out in a military fatigues, before shooting, accompanied by a friend, with firearms, on the mannequin representing the LFI voter, then larded with stab wounds. “So of course the point of this video is not to engage you in producing violence, it is purely experimental.», Then specifies Papacito.
Extracts of this sequence were widely relayed and denounced on social networks by the Insoumis, Monday, before a press release and then an intervention by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, during which the rebellious presidential candidate denounced a “call for murderAnd announced a complaint. Fabien Roussel (PCF), another presidential candidate, also announced “seize the prosecutorBecause the Communists were also designated there as targets. “The government of the Republic condemns without reservation and in the strongest manner“This video, Prime Minister Jean Castex had declared to the National Assembly on Tuesday.
The video of “Papacito“Was posted after the show”Political questionsOn Sunday (France info / Inter / Le Monde) in which Jean-Luc Mélenchon had made a link between terrorism and elections, arousing much criticism, but its length suggests a shooting and editing that preceded it.