The Central Directorate of Public Security, on which all police stations in France depend, issued a note internally to encourage the police to “ensure reinforced surveillance of buildings and sensitive public places”.
According to information from France infoa note from the Central Directorate of Public Security was released on March 17 to order the police to “ensure reinforced surveillance of buildings and sensitive public places” the day after the government’s announcement the use of 49.3 to force through the pension reform.
As French public radio reports, prefectures, town halls and hospitals are among the most exposed places. “It is also necessary to detect possible blockages of places of economic activity of vital importance, in particular refineries and oil depots”, specifies the note that France info was able to obtain.
Explosive context, elected officials threatened?
That same morning, the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin for his part spoke on the air of RTL about the security of elected officials, after having received a request on this subject from Aurore Berger, president of the presidential majority in the National Assembly. “The debate on pensions was violent”, he lamented, referring to “the heads of ministers on bloody footballs, effigies of the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister and the Minister of work (…) burned in public places (or even) extremely numerous insults”.
In any case, the government’s determination to push through its reform of the pension system has been the subject of nationwide protest for several months, with several strategic sectors having joined the mobilization against the reform over the weeks. in question.