Xavier Bertrand, the ex-LR president of Hauts-de-France region, on Sunday denounced the “unforgivable” guilt of Emmanuel Macron who, according to him, “freed the police” by agreeing to speak of “police violence” . The president of the republic on Friday confirmed that it was “violence by police officers”, an expression he said he preferred from that of “police violence”, which he said had become “a slogan”.
“I have no problem repeating the term police violence, but I deconstruct it,” because “it has become a slogan for people who have a political project. There are police officers who are violent” and “who need to be punished”, He said on the online media “Brut”, in particular referring to the attack on a black producer by several police officers. “I am shocked that the President of the Republic repeats this remark”, criticized on France 3 the possible candidate of the right to the presidential election of 2022.
“The challenges to authority in our country are enough! “
“If there are police officers who are violent, if there are police officers who are racist, they should be held accountable for their actions and punished, but people should think that the whole institution can be empty violence is a mistake,” he said. “What the President of the Republic said that day was not forgiven, he did not have the right to dismiss the police,” he added, emphasizing that “this is not the first time,” recalling the president of the Angouleme Festival. In January 2020 where the president posed alongside the designer Joule while holding a T-shirt that symbolized police violence.
“When the head of state does not support those who defend the state, who defend the republic, she can no longer work,” complained Xiver Bertrand. “We have a somewhat mirrored president who sends back everyone he wants to hear. A president of the republic cannot change his beliefs according to the inter-talks,” he criticized. “The challenges to authority in our country are enough! He concluded.
The two main unions of peacekeepers, Alliance and Unity SGP, called on Saturday to hold identity checks after other remarks Friday by Emmanuel Macron, still on brute, denouncing facial checks and discrimination.