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Pensions: Deputies’ offices, including Eric Ciotti’s, targeted by opponents

The objection to pension reform and the application of Article 49.3 by the executive takes a new turn. Until now it has been more limited to street demonstrations and lockdowns, now it is also targeting elected officials. Some activists, in particular, decided on the night from Saturday to this Sunday to attack the offices of parliamentarians.

At about five o’clock in the morning, the premises of the Renaissance deputy for the 6th constituency of Val-de-Marne, Guillaume Gouffier, located in Vincennes (Val-de-Marne), were degraded with red spray paint and black felt. pen. A hanging man tag with the letters “LRE” was prominently inscribed on the front door of the office. The entire shop window was plastered with the slogan “Negative of Democracy” for 4 meters, a police source clarifies.

“I condemn this violence, which has no place in our republic,” condemned Guillaume Gouffier, who was joined by Le Parisien this Sunday morning. “We will have to find solutions to appease this anger. The door of my permanence is open to those who would like to exchange in a democratic way,” lamented an elected official who intends to file a complaint about death threats.

Renaissance MP under police guard

In Nice, in the Alpes-Maritimes, the permanence of the president of the Republic of Lithuania, Eric Ciotti, provokes the wrath of the opponents of the reform. “Last night my persistence was high. The thugs who did this want to put a lot of pressure on my vote on Monday. I will never give in to the new adherents of Terror, ”the deputy was indignant, posting two photos of the damage on Twitter.

Colmar prosecutor Catherine Sorita-Minar also confirmed this Sunday the opening of an investigation into “intimidation of an elected official” after degrading over the stay in Colmar of Upper Rhine Renaissance MP Bridget Clinkert, a former minister delegate. for integration. It was marked with slogans such as “You vote against us, we will remember it,” according to the newspaper L’Alsace.

Already on Saturday in Bouffman, in Val-d’Oise, the entrance to the office of the deputy from the Renaissance, Dominique da Silva, was covered with posters. The work of a group of yellow vests, which thus intended to express their disagreement with the pension reform. As of Thursday evening, the patroness of Renaissance deputies, Aurora Bergé, had asked Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin to “mobilize the services of the state” to “protect parliamentarians”.

Also this Sunday, Renaissance MP Carl Olive testified that he came to the RMC studio under police protection after receiving threats. “Demonstration is right. To destroy is a crime” and “I want us to have a firm hand,” he said of the crackdown on elected officials.

Source: Le Parisien

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