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Stéphane Claireaux, deputy for Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, wants to file a complaint after an assault


A demonstration which degenerated in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. LREM deputy Stéphane Claireaux announced Monday his intention to file a complaint after being targeted the day before by projectiles thrown in front of his home by demonstrators against the health pass.

“I’m going to file a complaint, that’s obvious,” Stéphane Claireaux told France Info. Some may think that the wrong decisions are made. We all receive death threats by email. At some point, it has to stop ”

“It looked like a stoning”

The deputy said that he was waiting for the demonstrators, who were to pass “in front of [son] home “,” in order to be able to discuss with them “. “There was a car that was loaded with seaweed, seaweed [ensemble d’algues], and people started throwing me at me, he continued. It looked like stoning. My wife came to join me on the front steps of the house. I avoided a pebble close to 5 cm which passed close to our face. “

The Minister of the Sea, Annick Girardin, had denounced an “attack” on Sunday evening, claiming that Stéphane Claireaux had “received many violently projected projectiles in the face followed by stone-throwing”, while the Minister of Overseas, Sébastien Lecornu, had estimated that he had been “lynched in front of his family home.”

Sébastien Lecornu also announced that he and the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, had “commissioned the prefect of Saint Pierre and Miquelon to ensure the protection of the deputy”, also supported by the president of the ‘National Assembly, Richard Ferrand.

This attack took place a few days before the establishment, Wednesday, of the health pass in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, a community of some 5,900 inhabitants located off the eastern coast of Canada.


Janice Thomas
Janice Thomas is a content editor at 24 News Recorder. She has 5 years of journalism experience and she he is a graduate of Wittenberg University and holds a master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.


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