Three months with no real effect after a strike, the firefighters occupy the street: thousands of them broke the pavement on Tuesday, demanding in particular a salary increase and an improvement in their working conditions.
The national firefighters event in Paris gathered between 7,000 and 10,000 people on Tuesday. They demand in particular a salary increase and guarantees against aggressions and on the maintenance of their retirement, tensions with the police force enamelled the end of the procession.
They met at the Place de la République before merging into the cortege which rocked around 14h and ended around 18h, Place de la Nation.
Périgord, Yonne, Limousin, Meurthe-et-Moselle or Calvados: between 7,000 and 10,000 professional firefighters, according to the unions, demonstrated in Paris, as part of a day of national action.
The firefighters, who began a strike in June, demand, among other things, a salary increase and an increase in the number of employees. They wish to obtain guarantees against the aggressions, and on the maintenance of their retirement, threatened by the reform of the government.
The procession ended with clashes with the police.
The police prefecture denounced “the irresponsibility of some demonstrators” who maintained actions “despite the orders of dispersion”. Three members of the police were wounded and six protesters arrested for violence or throwing projectiles, according to the police prefecture.
The unions claim at salary level a revaluation of the fire premium (28% of base salary, against 19% currently) up to the risk premiums granted to police and gendarmes, as well as better protection against assaults the number of increases every year.
“We will demonstrate because neither the government nor the local authorities that finance the departmental fire and rescue services (SDIS) have met our expectations,” said AFP André Goretti, president of the FA / SPP -PATS, the first of nine professional firefighters’ unions, all calling for protests.
Throughout France, barracks have gone on strike in recent weeks and local rallies have been organized.
On the sidelines of the procession, dozens of firefighters were also gathered in front of the National Assembly where they lit smoke and blocked the traffic, under the surveillance of the forces of the order called in reinforcement.
Some firefighters chained themselves to the grids of the Assembly. The atmosphere was tense when law enforcement officers used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters.
In the early evening around 19h, calm returned to the National Assembly, and the demonstration was dispersed.
Four dead policemen and another person is seriously injured during the attack at the Paris police headquarters.
The assailant this administrative officer of the police headquarters, this 45-year-old man born in Martinique is presented as suffering from a disability and worked for 16 years as administrative agent within the DRPP (Directorate of Intelligence of the Prefecture of Police) of Paris) as a computer scientist.
The aggression occurred in the early afternoon inside this emblematic place of police power, located in the historic center of the capital, which includes the main directions of the Paris police with the exception of the federal police.
The assailant attacked his first three victims at around 1:00 pm for a reason that is still unknown, at the Intelligence Directorate of the Prefecture of Police (DRPP), before fatally wounding an affected woman in a police department in Paris on a staircase. He was shot in the courtyard of the police headquarters on August 19, 1944, and was shot dead by a police officer who told him in vain to release his knife, the sources said.
This category C official, an IT employee in the Prefecture Police Intelligence Directorate (DRPP), killed three police officers and one administrative officer with a kitchen knife.
A search of the home of the alleged perpetrator, located in the Paris region, was conducted by investigators on Thursday afternoon as part of an investigation opened by the Paris prosecutor Rémy Heitz for “intentional homicides and attempts to intentional homicide on persons holding public authority “. At the same time, the assailant’s wife was taken into custody.
Several hypotheses are studied: that of a sentimental vengeance followed by a stroke of madness, that of a professional conflict within his service, and another track is also dug: that of a possible religious radicalization.
Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, who was due to visit Turkey, postponed his visit and went to the scene. He was joined by President Emmanuel Macron, who came to “show his support and solidarity to all the staff,” Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo.
Paris is mourning his family this afternoon after this appalling attack on the @prefpolice. The toll is heavy, several policemen lost their lives. In my name and that of the Parisians, my first thoughts go to the families of the victims and their relatives.
– Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) October 3, 2019
“Seeing a colleague blame other colleagues is unheard of police memory,” said Denis Jacob, a leader of the union Alternative Police CFDT, who spoke of a context of “breaking the link between us “and” dehumanization of the institution “.
This deadly attack comes the day after a demonstration of thousands of police officers in Paris, for a “walk of anger”, an unprecedented mobilization for almost 20 years.
Unlike previous mobilizations, it was not a bloody incident that acted as a trigger, but an overload of work and tension related to the social movement of “yellow vests”, slammed against the social and fiscal policy of the government for almost a year, and a surge of suicides within the police (52 since January), a poor endemic in the institution. According to trade union organizations, 26,000 people took part in this mobilization. There are nearly 150,000 police officers in France.
If the motivations of the attacker of the police prefecture remain undetermined, the police are among the recurring objectives of jihadist organizations, including the Islamic State group (IS), while France has been affected since 2015 by a wave unprecedented Islamist attacks that left 251 dead.
France, hit since 2015 by a wave of unprecedented Islamist attacks that left 251 dead, still lives under a constant threat of terrorism.
InParis,onecounted227interpellationsthisSaturday.Thepolicealsoproceededtomore than20,000preventivecontrols,according tothepolice headquarter.Forseveraldays,thecapitalhad been announcedlikeakey issueofdispute,evenifno“blackblock”were still noted.
Severalthousandsofpeoplehad gatheredinthemorningunderalargesun,inBercy,beforespringingaroundmiddayin the direction oftheplaceoftheRepublic.Otherdemonstratorsfound themselvestowardsthestationofNorthto goclosetotheSaint–Denisbasilica,inthe93.Thissecondprocessionwas heldwithoutincident.
On the other hand,ofthescufflesenamelledtheprocessionoftheprincipaldemonstration,in particularinthe11thdistrict.ArrivedclosetotheplaceoftheRepublic,thedemonstratorswere containedandatendedface–to–face discussionopposedagroupofa hundredpeoplewithpolice,whichusedtear gasesandproceededtoseveralloads,underthepassiveglanceof“yellowwaistcoats”belowtheseviolences.
Someshouted“Commit suicide,commit suicide”,referringtothevaguenessofsuicideswithoutprecedentwhichstrikesthenational police forcesincethebeginning of the year.
More than60,000police officersandgendarmeswere deployedinallthecountryandofonsuspicionprohibitedsymbolic systemsplaces,starting withtheaccessesofthecathedralNotre–Dame.OntheFields–Élysées,alsoprohibited,thepolicefilteredthepassers by.Thefamousavenuehad been ransackedon March 16th.
According totheassistantofmayor,whowasintheafternooninthecenterofoperationalday beforewithAnne Hidalgo,thedamageisnew“theveryimportantones”.“OnallthewaybetweenBastilleandRepublicwhilegoingtowardsGoncourt,thereisbreakageofstreet furnitureandthetradeare very touched”,hedeploredwhereasPariswas touchedhardwiththefireofthecathedralofNotre–Dame.
Firstdeputy mayorofthe3rddistrict,Gauthier Caron–Thibaultalsocriticizedwithhalf–wordonTwitterthepolice plan:“Iacknowledgenot to understandhowtheorganizationofthepolicedid not knowto avoidtheentryofthebreakersinthemazeofthestreetsoftheMarshwhereasforseveraldaysshehas announcedthearrivalofit”.
“Theprefect of policegreetstheeffectiveandprofessionalactionpolice officers,gendarmesandfiremenmobilizedforthe23etimeonademoyellowwaistcoats.TheyimplementedtheinstructionsoftheHome Secretaryandthusensuredthemaintenanceofthepublic orderParis.”Thetweetlargelymadereactonthesideofthedemonstratorsbutasofcertainindependentjournalists,whopoint outasfellow–memberswere abusedtoday,in spite oftheirhelmetortheirarm–bandpresses.
TheindependentjournalistAlexis Kraland,alsoaccustomedto followtheyellowWaistcoats,would have also beentheobjectofaninterpellationin front ofthestationofNorth.According toitsfellow–memberMaxime Reynié,ithad however indicateditsprofession.“Andseveralcolleaguestriedto discusswiththepolicebeforeseeing itselforderingto leavetheplacesif notinterpellation”,specifiestheindependentphotographer.
Thejournalist@akralandhas been just madechallengefirmlyinthestationofnorth#pariswhereasheindicatedhisoccupationofjournalistandthatseveralcolleaguestriedto discusswiththepolicebeforeseeing itselforderingto leavetheplacesif notinterpel#Acte23
—Maxime Reynié(@Maxime_Reynie)April 20th, 2019
According toafellow–memberoftheBarber,Thibault Izoret,thatwhichfollowstheyellowmobilizationsofWaistcoatsregularlywas handcuffedplaceoftheRepublic.“Theinterpellationsnonin conformitymultipliedandmycolleagueoftheBarberwas takenwithpartbyamemberofthepolice,Iwill diffusetheimagesthisevening”,heprevents.
Alexis KralandtoldonTwitterhismishap,afterseveraltestimoniesoffellow–membersdenouncedhisarrest:“Leftakeep–with–sightof8:00becauseatstationofnorthIrefusedto releasemycamerawithapolice officerwhosecolleagueaffirmedthatitisaweapon of defined use.Theythusbludgeonedmyhandwhichhelditbeforemeto challengeforrebellionofpalpation”.“Nonotificationofmyrights,notrighttothedoctornorwithalawyer.(…)8:15aftertheinterpellationIleftwithoutcontinuations(a priori)butmyhelmetofskateboard,myshin guardandmysafety goggleswere destroyedonorderofamagistrate”.
Leftakeep–with–sightof8:00becauseatstationofnorthIrefusedto releasemycamerawithapolice officerwhosecolleagueaffirmedthatitisa“weapon of defined use”.Theythusbludgeonedmyhandwhichhelditbeforemeto challengefor“rebellionofpalpation”
—Alexis Kraland(@akraland)April 20th, 2019
Pierre Tremblay,journalistinHuffpost,reportsthattwomen“were touchedbyprojectilesleftnowhere(grenadelacrymo?)”whereastheywereclosetohim,away fromtheconfrontations.
Itis notnecessaryto bein the middlethemconfrontationsto bewoundedbytheFDO.Here,anexampleamongothers.Thesetwomenwere touchedbyprojectilesleftnowhere(grenadelacrymo?)whereastheywereclosetome,withthevariation.#Acte23pic.twitter.com/WVgJciKUJv
—Pierre Tremblay(@tremblay_p)April 20th, 2019
Awater cannonis usedplaceoftheRepublicto dispersethedemonstrators.Amachinecalled“theschtroumpf”bythepolice,becauseofthebluechemicalmarkerwhomitdiffuses.IftheuseofthislastcouldbenotedbydeferringitRTL,theauthoritiesdo not confirmthisinformation.
Monday, March 18,Édouard Philippehad indeed already announcedthatthepolicewould haverecourseto“marking”at the timeofthedemonstrations,ithad then spokenabouta“colouredmarker”andanother“transparency”remainingseveralweeks.Thesetwotypesofliquidsaimatmarkingsomebodyatthetimeofaninfringement,to facilitateitsinterpellation.
Rampages, looting, arson and law enforcement targets … back on a day of tension.
The Paris parade was peppered with violence: scenes of chaos, shops looted and burned, barricades on fire. More than 200 people were arrested.
This “Act XVIII” is described as crucial and presented as an “ultimatum” to Emmanuel Macron, at the end of the Great National Debate. Protesters were expected to converge on the capital. And Paris was the scene of very violent scenes.
According to the Ministry of the Interior, 32,300 Yellow Vests paraded in the streets of France this Saturday. These are 3,700 protesters more than last week.
144 people were placed in custody in the capital according to the Paris prosecutor’s office. The Prefecture of Police counts 237 arrests after the violence which enamelled the demonstration of Yellow Vests this Saturday. The authorities also count about sixty wounded: 17 police, a fireman and 42 demonstrators.
The first clashes erupted in the morning in Paris, on the Champs-Elysees. Many shops were looted and burned, and restaurants, like the famous Fouquet’s, were also targeted. The police used tear gas and water cannons against several hundred Yellow Vests. Several processions were also found at the Place de l’Etoile “with a grip of the forces of order”.
Maddy Scheurer said that “the individuals who are making the Yellow Vest demonstration degenerate are obviously not” Yellow Vests “, they are more like ultra-rovers for other reasons.”
The police prefecture spoke this Saturday of “several unreported rallies and processions”. She explained that she was confronted with “determined individuals, thugs who commit violence and attack urban furniture”. About 5,000 members of the police and six armored gendarmes were deployed in the capital.
For several hours, the thugs have systematically attacked the shops along the avenue Parisienne. The Lacoste and Hugo Boss clothing brands, the Bulgari and Swarovski luxury jewelery stores, the Longchamp leather goods store, the Foot Locker shoe store, the Disney store, the PSG store, a telephony store, a Belgian chocolatier, a Optics store … Nothing was spared. The thugs have often managed to enter these shops, looting for some, most of them ransacking.
The famous brasserie Le Fouquet’s, frequented by many personalities and “symbol of capitalism” for the demonstrators, was completely vandalized at midday. Two hours later, the restaurant was again targeted, and the canvas of his canopy burned. Several newsstands have also been totally burned.
In the early afternoon, a bank located Roosevelt Boulevard, near the Champs-Elysees, in turn was the target of incendiary devices. But the fire spread to the floors of the building. A woman and her baby were stuck on the second floor, “said firefighters, who managed to evacuate them.
The police forces protecting the Champs-Elysees suffered for several hours a shower of projectiles, cobblestones, stones, urban equipment. They responded by drowning the avenue in tear gas clouds, and attempted to pull back the thugs with water cannons and defense bullets (LBD).
Four months after the beginning of the movement and at the end of the great national debate, this day was presented as an “ultimatum” to President Macron, who announced in the evening shorten his stay in the Pyrenees where he had left ” to rejuvenate “after his tour of Africa. He will go to 22:30 to the crisis cell at the Ministry of the Interior in Beauvau.
After first coming to the Champs-Élysées in the middle of the afternoon with the Prime Minister, Christophe Castaner, Minister of the Interior, went near the Arc de Triomphe shortly before 8 pm. As he had done earlier with Édouard Philippe, he greeted the police and firefighters and thanked them. A group of several protesters then approached by oying him. “It is not because a few dozen assassins come to threaten us that we will leave,” he retorted. A term also used by Edward Philippe, who promised a “total firmness” against the thugs.
That’s what our police and gendarmes received throughout the day.
Tonight, I came to express my confidence and my unwavering support, at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe, that they bravely defended against an outburst of violence, hate, stupidity. pic.twitter.com/Jk5N9BNrSP
PS Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo condemned “with the greatest firmness” these “unbearable exactions”, while François-Xavier Bellamy, top of the list of the Republicans to the Europeans, called to “put an end to the impotence of the State “.
Marine Le Pen condemned “the Black Blocks” which “destroy, burn, always violate with impunity”. Hoping for a “renewed mobilization,” this day of action had been announced as crucial after several weeks of half-hearted.
At the same time, tens of thousands of climate protesters marched peacefully through France at the call of the “March of the Century”. In Paris the insubordant deputy of the Somme François Ruffin pleaded for a “junction” between “yellow vests” and environmental defenders.
ThelawyerofthecoupleattackedbyAlexandre Benallaensuresthattheinvestigationestablishedthatthelatterwere notbreakers,contradictingtheversiongivenbytheex–collaboratorofEmmanuel Macronat the timeofthelegal procedureandin front ofthemedia.
Recognizingthatitscustomershad launchedwellprojectilesin the direction ofCRS–agesturewhichitdescribedas“moved”–SahandSaberhammeredthattheydid not havetheprofileof“BlackBlocks”,not havingacriminal recordandnot beingknownpolice services.Thelawyerin additionstressedthat,as opposed to whatadvancedtheHome SecretaryGérard Collombhad,theyoung manandtheyoung womanagreedto givetheiridentitytothepoliceatthetimeoftheirinterpellation.
MeSaberalsoaffirmsthat,contrarytowhathad beeninitiallyadvanced,thecoupleagreedto giveitsidentityas ofitsinterpellation:“Mr.Collombhad as indicatedasitactedbreakerswhohad givenafalseidentity,it isalsofalse,sincetheyoung womangaveagoodidentityandtheyoung manhim,hasanameofGreekorigin,itsnameanditsfirst namewas very badly spelled,buttoanymoment,itdid not giveafalseidentity.”
Alexandre Benalla,operations managerforthesecurityintheElysium,was filmedon May 1stmaulingdemonstratorsplacesofContrescarpe,inParis,whereasitwasofficiallypresentto observetheworkofthepolice.Hewas in particular putinexamination,on July 22nd,for“violencesinmeeting”.
Duringhishearingbythecommittee of inquiryoftheNational AssemblyMonday, July 23,Michel Delpuechsaidnot to knowpersonallyAlexandre Benalla,thisex–chargedwithmissioninthemarkedElysiumof having forcedofthedemonstratorson May 1st.ButthisWednesday, August 8,Canard Enchaînérevealsadocumentwhichcomesto weakenthisassertion.
Inamapsentlast January,theprefect of policeshows himselfveryfriendlywithAlexandre Benalla.“Thank youforthesplendidphoto–memoryfor“somepolice”joined togetheraroundthepresidentialcouple.In a friendly waywithyou.”Adocumentpotentiallycompromising,foundintheresidenceofMr.Benallaat the timeofasearchwithIssy–les–Moulineaux.QuestionedbyCanard Enchaîné,theprefectjustified himselfwhilespeaking“aboutapuregestureofcourtesy”.
Duringhishearingin front ofthedeputies,Michel Delpuechhad however insisted:“Inmymobile phone,IneverhadthenumberofAlexandre Benalla”,making it clearthathedid not knowtheinterested partypersonally.
Hehad toldthathehad metforthefirsttimethecollaboratorofEmmanuel Macron“thetwo days beforeor3daysbeforethepresidentialevening,on May 14th, 2017”.
Implyingthatitwould have re–examineditonlywithspecificeventsliketheceremoniesofMay 8thorofJuly 14th.
Thebusinessdoes not finishanymoretakingproportionsofscandal. ThesurveillancesofAlexandre BenallaandVincent Crase,filmedforcingdemonstratorson May 1st,were prolongedthisSaturday.Thethreesuspended police officersThursday,them,were placedin police custody.TheHome SecretaryGérard Collombwill be auditionedMondaywiththeParliament.
Thebusinessdoes not finishanymoretakingproportionsofscandal.Alexandre Benalla,collaboratorintheElysium,in chargeofthesecurityofEmmanuel Macron,was placedin police custodyFriday, July 20.Heis suspectedofviolencesinmeetingbyanybodychargedwithapublic service mission,usurpationoffunctions,illegalportofbadgesbookedwiththepublic authority,complicityofdiversionofimagesresultingfromasystemofvideoprotection.
Thethreepolice officers,themare suspectedof having providedtoAlexandre Benallathevideosshowingitstrikingademonstratorandoneexpressingon May 1st,whilecarryingahelmetandanarm–bandofpolice officer,whereasithadonlyonestatuteofobserver. Afterbeing suspendedbytheirhierarchy,thesethreepolice officerswere placedin police custodySaturday, July 21for“diversionofimagesresultingfromasystemfromvideo–protection”and“breach of professional secrecy”.Alexandre Benalla,sawhisresidencewithIssy–les–Moulineaux(Hauts–de–Seine)searchedSaturday morning.
Itsapartmentoffunction,locatedBranlyquayinthe7thdistrictofParis,will be doubtless searched,indicatesfranceinfo.
TheHome SecretaryGérard Collombwill be auditionedMondayat10:00withintheframeworkofthisbusiness,bythecommissionoftheLawsoftheNational Assemblyequippedwiththepowersofinvestigation,announcedSaturdayhispresidentYaël Braun–Pivet(LREM).Thecommissionwill also heartheprefect of policeofParisMichel DelpuechMondayat14:00,andcouldalsoauditionseveralpolice chiefs,as well astheprincipal private secretaryofthepresidentoftheRepublic,whichwasthehierarchically superiorofAlexandre Benalla. ThescandalburstafterLe MonderevealedthatAlexandre Benallahad struckdemonstratorsat the timeoftheprocessionofMay 1st.Avideoshowsitforcingpeople,andcarryingahelmetas well asanarm–bandofthepolice,whereasithadonlyonestatuteofobserver.TheElysiuminitiatedaprocedureofdismissalinitsopposition.
More than1,200“BlackBlocks”werepresentinmarginoftheprocession.Theywerealreadyinfirstlineoftheprocessionsat the timeofthedemonstrationsagainstthelawWorkorat the timeofthegatheringsinOur–Lady–of–Landes.The“BlackBlocks”once againmadespeakaboutthemthisTuesday, May 1at the timeofthetraditionalprocession.
At the timeofthetraditionalprocessioncelebratingtheLabour DaythisMay 1stinParis,ofthehoodedindividualsin particularaMcDonald‘sandacardriving school,aSDFandCRSinParisattacked.
Atrade–uniongatheringwhichquicklytransferredwithconfrontationwhenseveralhundredsofhoodedindividualstookastandonthebridgeofAusterlitzandboulevardoftheHospitalbylargelydisturbingtheprocessionlaunchedbytheCGTtrade unions,Interdependent,FSUandFO,as well asthetrade unionstudiedUnef,andhigh–school pupil,UNL.
4individualswere stoppedforwearingofprohibitedweaponof whichanindividualwhowastheattackeroftheSDFontheboulevardtheHospital.Apolice officerwaswoundedslightlyandthreepeople,“demonstratorsoridlers”,wereassumptions of responsibilitybythefiremenforlightwoundsindicatedthePrefect of policeofParis,Michel Delpuech,intheevening.
At the timeEitsvisitwiththepoliceinaParisianpolice station,Édouard Philippecondemned“theirresponsibilityoftheradicalspeecheswhichencouragesuchintrigues”afterviolenceswhichburstinmarginofthedemonstrationinParis.Inanofficial statement,thePrime Minister“condemnswithgreatestfirmnesstheseviolences”bygreeting“theprofessionalismofthepolice”which“knewto answerwithcontrol”“actsofagreatviolence”.
This Monday, a banal road control finished tragically in Paris.
This Monday, April 30, a motorist refused to comply and tried to flee the police officers. In his escape, taken by his dash, it is assembled on the pavement, rolled on a CRS in faction before returning in a window.
The scene was held around 16:35 at the angle of the street Miromesnil and the street of Penthièvre in the 8th district, within walking distance of the Elysée Palace. The district at buckled summer, the challenged man. CRS, seriously wounded, was led to the hospital with in particular several fractures on the legs.
Information was confirmed at the Point by the police headquarter.
The police officer, who belongs to CRS 9, usually based in Ile-et-Vilaine, suffers from a cranial trauma and multiple fractures on the basin and the legs.
The driver would have lost the control of its vehicle while trying to escape police checks. During his escape, the motorist initially had an accident with another car. With the dash, it continued his race on the pavement and struck the victim.
“In this perimeter, there are always police officers who flux circulation”, explained Jeanne d’ Hauteserre, the mayor of 8th, who went to the site. For the moment, the reason why the motorist refused to subject himself to this control is unknown.
According totheonline editionofSpiegel,theGermanauthoritiesconsideratthisstagethatitisaboutanattack.Butthepolicedoes not haveforthemomentnot confirmedtheterroristcharacteroftheevent,evokingonlyone“attack”andincentivewithprudenceonthesocial networkswiththesewords:“pas despeculations”.SeveralGermanmediaindicatethattheauthoroftheattacksufferedfrompsychiatric disorders.