“Feeling of humiliation”, “complete failure of the police strategy” … Among the litany of criticism that has been raining down on the authorities since last night for the management of the entrance to the Stade de France, during the Champions League final , Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Marine Le Pen added their two cents. The match at the top of European football, which saw Real Madrid win against Liverpool (1-0), started with a delay of more than 30 minutes due to scenes of chaos outside the stadium, due to the influx of tens of thousands of supporters and intrusion attempts. But the use of tear gas on supporters brandishing their tickets is also pointed out.
Questioned by the RTL-Le Figaro-LCI Grand Jury, the leader of the National Rally expressed a “feeling of humiliation because we are watched by the whole world and all the capitals who have seen this have noted that the France was no longer able to organize large demonstrations without them degenerating. “It is confirmation that our state is collapsing under our feet. The reality is this. It’s that we no longer know how to organize a big event even though there are the Olympic Games in 18 months, which is extremely worrying, “added the presidential finalist, denouncing the” incompetence “of the Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin and Paris police prefect Didier Lallement.
Concern two years from the Olympics
Same observation with the leader of La France insoumise: “The image is lamentable, it is worrying because we can clearly see that we are not prepared for events of the Olympic Games type”, launched Jean-Luc Mélenchon on BFM TV. “It’s a complete failure of police strategy,” he said. “There must be a fundamental reflection to put the French police back in a device that makes it effective” because “the role of the police is to prevent things from going wrong, but there, on the contrary, they have aggravated things, “said the third of the last presidential election.
The two political leaders differ on the origin of the slippages, Marine Le Pen believing that the department of Seine-Saint-Denis, where the Stade de France is located, was “out of control”. This degenerated “partly by a disorganization for which the organizers will have to explain themselves, and then partly by a traditional delinquency” which makes “that at each event it turns into a riot, an attempt at looting”. Jean-Luc Mélenchon mocked the side of the extreme right “the usual racist refrain”. “The problem last night was the doctrine for the use of law enforcement,” he insisted.