Lhe Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin announced, on the evening of Sunday, May 23 on Twitter, that he was filing a complaint against Audrey Pulvar, head of the Socialist list in the regional elections in Ile-de-France, who had judged “Quite chilling” the demonstration of the police on Wednesday in front of the National Assembly.
“Madame Pulvar’s words go beyond the simple framework of an electoral campaign and deeply defame the police of the Republic. I am filing a complaint on behalf of the Ministry of the Interior, ”tweeted the minister, strongly criticized by the opposition for having greeted the police at the start of the rally. This is a complaint for “defamation”, told Agence France Presse the entourage of Gerald Darmanin, himself a candidate for regional in Hauts-de-France and departmental in the North.
Madame Pulvar’s words go beyond the simple framework of an electoral campaign and deeply defame the police of the Republic. I am filing a complaint on behalf of the Ministry of the Interior.
— Gérald DARMANIN (@GDarmanin) May 23, 2021
A demonstration “supported by the extreme right, in which participates a Minister of the Interior, who marches on the National Assembly to pressure the deputies examining a law on justice, it is a image which for me was quite chilling ”, had explained the former journalist Saturday on France info.
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Political leaders of all present at the demonstration
Several left-wing politicians, including the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, the boss of PS deputies Olivier Faure and the ecologist Yannick Jadot, joined this rally organized by the police unions, as well as elected officials from all political stripes, from the National Rally to the Communist Party. Only those responsible for rebellious France refrained from participating.