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World The mayor of Bron, Jérémie Bréaud, target of insults, physical threats and throwing projectiles

14:02  26 february  2021
14:02  26 february  2021 Source:   parismatch.com

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The mayor LR of Bron, near Lyon, indicated that he was the subject of insults and physical threats on Wednesday evening and projectile throws. He also published the photo of his graveled vehicle.

  Le maire de Bron, Jérémie Bréaud, cible d'insultes, de menaces physiques et de jets de projectiles © Sandrine Thesillat / Panoramic / Bestimage

The LR mayor of Bron (metropolis of Lyon), Jérémie Bréaud, announced Thursday that he had been the subject of insults, physical threats and throwing projectiles the night before, while his vehicle was graveled. “The municipality car in which I was traveling with my team was smashed in a parking lot. A group of ten individuals in their twenties then insulted us and threw projectiles at us, like cans, stones and pieces of wood ", Jérémie Bréaud told AFP.

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The chief magistrate of this town of 40,000 inhabitants in eastern Lyon has published on his Facebook page a photo of the vehicle with the windows broken and the door pressed.

At the end of the afternoon, with my team, we were victims of insults, physical threats and throwing projectiles. A shame. #Bron More info on my FB: https://t.co/rmnTOrnvN9 pic.twitter.com/tVYBasbweS

- Jérémie Bréaud (@JeremieBreaud) February 24, 2021

The incident happened product while he was traveling with one of his deputies and his chief of staff in a district of his city.

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"These insults, these attacks, these caillassages are totally unacceptable in the Republic and the instructions are very clearly given to the prefect to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice, "Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin reacted Thursday afternoon, on the sidelines of a visit to Marseille.

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Elected in June, Jérémie Bréaud has placed his action under the sign of security with a massive increase in the number of municipal police and the reinforced deployment of video surveillance. "We disturb those who respect nothing and who act with impunity. We hamper drug trafficking," he said.

Last month, tags threatening death with Jérémie Bréaud were discovered on the fence of a construction site in the city, in the same neighborhood as others discovered on October 22, which already threatened the elected official with beheading . These threats in October had led the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin to offer protection to the elected, less than a week after the assassination of the history professor Samuel Paty in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. "I never saw anything coming. Perhaps it will be discussed again today. I let (the ministry) do its work", comments Jérémie Bréaud today after these new incidents.

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The reactions were numerous on the right Thursday, LR asking "to establish minimum sentences for those who commit this type of violence". "Such violence is intolerable and cannot go unanswered," said Senate President LR Gérard Larcher.

Once again, our elected officials are targeted and seriously threatened. Such violence is intolerable and cannot go unanswered. Solidarity with @JeremieBreaud , mayor of Bron. pic.twitter.com/49BTWv5shq

- Gérard Larcher (@gerard_larcher) February 25, 2021

"There is no point in deploring the wildness of society as long as there is no implacable criminal response" Party leader Christian Jacob said on Twitter, while LR group boss Damien Abad in the Assembly asked the government "for strong and concrete actions so that the nation's elected officials can be protected".

Total support for the mayor of #Bron , @JeremieBreaud , cowardly attacked yesterday. His courageous action to ensure the safety of his fellow citizens must be applauded. There is no point in deploring the savage society until there is a relentless criminal response.

- Christian JACOB (@ ChJacob77) February 25, 2021

President LR of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region Laurent Wauquiez has also asked the Ministry of the Interior to "keep their word before it is too late" . On the CNews channel, the deputy president of the LREM group at the National Assembly, Aurore Bergé, denounced "intolerable violence", calling for the strengthening of "the scale of sanctions".

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