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World Muscular evacuation of migrants: "Police officers who mess around will be punished", assures Darmanin

13:05  25 november  2020
13:05  25 november  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

Saint-Denis: The police evacuate a large encampment of migrants

 Saint-Denis: The police evacuate a large encampment of migrants Located under a slip road on the A1 motorway at the foot of the Stade de France, more than 2,000 people had settled there since August © AFP A migrant camp evacuated around the Stade de France, November 17, 2020. MIGRATION CRISIS - Located under a slip road on the A1 motorway at the foot of the Stade de France, more than 2,000 people had settled there since August An operation of police against a large encampment of migrants is underway in Seine-Saint-Denis .

Footage showed police attacking reporter Remy Buisine, who works for French news site Brut, while he was trying to cover the clashes. When the Saint-Denis camp was cleared on November 17, authorities said that migrants would be moved to reception centers and given shelter.

Darmanin said that around 50 Muslim groups will be inspected by the authorities this week. Darmanin linked the group to the parent who had “launched a ‘fatwa’ against the teacher.” A certain number of elements allow us to believe that [this group] is an enemy of the Republic.

Place de la République (Paris), le 23 septembre. Les forces de l’ordre ont procédé à une évacuation très musclée des migrants. © AFP / MARTIN BUREAU Place de la République (Paris), September 23. The security forces carried out a very vigorous evacuation of the migrants.

Gérald Darmanin "renewed" Wednesday his "confidence in the Paris police prefect" Didier Lallement, two days after the muscular and controversial evacuation of a migrant camp in central Paris.

"I renew my confidence in the prefect of police", assured the Minister of the Interior on France 2.

The evacuation Monday evening of several hundred migrants who had pitched their tents on the Place de la République gave rise to violence from members of the security forces, whose images were widely shared on social networks.

"Comprehensive security" law: Darmanin will propose an amendment guaranteeing freedom of the press

 © LUDOVIC MARIN / POOL / AFP The "global security" law, currently being examined in the Assembly, is provoking a lively controversy. Faced with this outcry, the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin will propose Thursday to introduce an amendment guaranteeing freedom of the press. Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin will propose Thursday to introduce an amendment guaranteeing press freedom in the proposed "global security" law, his entourage told AFP.

Images of migrants being kicked and tripped by police as they fled Paris’ Place de la République have Officers on Monday night used tear gas to clear around 500 tents erected to protest against In a letter to Mr Darmanin , Paris' Socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo, who is not in charge of such police

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin says he is launching a probe into clashes that broke out late on Monday as police cleared out a refugee camp in Paris’ Place de la People posted photos and videos online of police hitting demonstrators as officers forcibly removed refugees from tents.

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After receiving "a detailed report" from Prefect Lallement on the operation, Gérald Darmanin asked Tuesday the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN), the "police police", to give it "within 48 hours" the conclusions of its investigation into the violence observed.

"If it is verified, I will take sanctions"

The minister once again denounced Wednesday "totally unacceptable gestures" on the part of "some police officers".

"If it is verified, I will take sanctions", he promised. "But I will not condemn all the police and gendarmes who intervened in this square as well as the prefect of police for the acts of a few".

"Those who mess around will be punished, but I refuse to punish all the police," he insisted.

The Paris public prosecutor's office on Tuesday opened two investigations into this violence: one relating to a trip to a migrant by a police officer, the other on the blows of a police officer on a journalist from the online media Brut.

VIDEO. Migrants evacuated with violence in République: "It's their daily life"

Emmanuel Macron "very shocked" by the video of the music producer beaten by the police .
© Copyright 2020, L'Obs The President of the Republic reacted behind the scenes to the beating of Michel, a music producer , by three police officers Saturday, November 21 in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. According to information from Europe 1 and BFMTV , Emmanuel Macron, angry, said he was "very shocked" after seeing the video and directly called the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin before discussing face-to-face.

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