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World In Béziers and Biarritz, finished basking in the public benches

20:06  07 april  2020
20:06  07 april  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

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Denouncing a loosening in confinement, the mayor of Béziers had the public benches removed. In Biarritz, sitting on a bench is limited to two minutes.

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In Béziers (Hérault), there is no question of relaxation. Populist mayor Robert Ménard has made a radical decision: all public benches have been removed, while breaches of containment rules have been on the rise in recent days. Three Biterrois were also placed in police custody to be released without valid certificate for the fourth time in less than a month, he explains to France Bleu Hérault.

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Since there was a loosening while respecting confinement, the City decided to proceed with the removal of the public benches. Let's all be united against # COVID19 , let's stay with us! #Beziers pic.twitter.com/GhmjvoeBtb

- City of Béziers (@VilleDeBeziers) April 7, 2020

"I decided to remove the benches to explain to people that it is certainly necessary to go shopping, Certainly do what you have to do, but you must do it quickly and immediately go home, he explains at the microphone of local station of Radio France. If you don't, you're putting yourself in danger, and because of this recklessness, you're making this confinement last even longer. "

Two minutes and no more

In the elegant seaside resort of Biarritz (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), the mayor Michel Veunac (MoDem) has issued a decree" to prevent the station sitting for more than two minutes on a public bench " .

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"The line of government is that you can avoid confinement only for three reasons: walk, physical activity or brief movement, and in no case to sit on a bench was anything authorized ", He justifies on France Bleu Pyrénées-Atlantiques .

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Two minutes is not long, according to Guillaume Barucq, deputy mayor and competitor in the municipal elections. He judges that "the measure is excessive because we have elderly or dependent people who want to ventilate for an hour a day, and who do not have the autonomy to stay up for an hour".

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