US News Curfew: The police on the front line to enforce the rules

19:56  15 october  2020
19:56  15 october  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

Coronavirus: the curfew "will move the problem to other territories", denounces the Umih

 Coronavirus: the curfew After confinement, some French people will live under the curfew regime: Emmanuel Macron announced the restriction from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. in several French metropolises as well as in Île-de-France , from Saturday evening. The Head of State took care to limit the application of this measure to the areas most affected by the coronavirus.

12,000 police and gendarmes will be responsible for ensuring that people checked between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. are in possession of a certificate of exceptional travel

Illustration d'une patrouille de police, ici à Rennes. © C. Allain / 20 Minutes Illustration of a police patrol, here in Rennes. CORONAVIRUS - 12,000 police officers and gendarmes will be tasked with ensuring that people checked between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. are in possession of a derogatory travel certificate

Last spring, they were on the front line to ensure the compliance with confinement . From Saturday, the police forces will once again be fully mobilized to enforce the curfew rules , detailed this Thursday by the government. In total, 12,000 police and gendarmes will be "specially responsible", between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., to ensure that the people checked are in possession of an certificate justifying their trip, said the Minister of the Interior . Any offender is liable to a fine of 135 euros and, in the event of a repeat offense, to "six months' imprisonment and a fine of 3,750 euros", warned Gérald Darmanin .

The social link to the challenge of Covid-19

 The social link to the challenge of Covid-19 Editorial. While everything is being done to maintain economic activity but reduce social, friendly and family ties as much as possible, Emmanuel Macron will have to convince those who will suffer the constraints of the curfew to do so with the least possible grudge. Editorial of the "World". The party is over.

The police unions are already expecting complicated nights in the metropolises concerned . “Most of the decent people will respect this curfew. Our difficulty, in Ile-de-France, is that we will be confronted, as at the time of confinement, with a delinquent population that does not already respect the rules, explains Yvan Assioma, national secretary of the Alliance union for this region. . It is to be bet that this curfew will be of no use at all vis-à-vis those. "He added:" As the news of recent days reminds us , the job of policeman at night is particularly difficult, they are confronted with increasingly violent people. "

" Night work is dangerous "

Several police officers have indeed been injured or targeted during recent night missions. " In Champigny-sur-Marne , it was the night brigade that was targeted by the mortar fire," notes Linda Kebbab, national representative of the SGP Police-FO unit. “Night work is dangerous. Colleagues are forced to be on guard at all times. By enforcing the curfew, they have more reasons to control a person, and therefore to expose themselves to violence, rebellions, outrages. They will expose their lives much more, ”fears the trade unionist.

The curfew, a French story

 The curfew, a French story © Frédéric STUCIN In Paris, March 31. Used on rare occasions in the modern history of the country, this is the first time that the device has been put in place for health reasons. Once again, like eighty years ago, Parisians should not miss the Last Metro, title from a film by François Truffaut, if they want to be home before the curfew begins. The term inevitably refers to the 1940s and the period of the occupation.

Especially since, according to her, the "night people" will not be numerous enough to carry out this mission, which is in addition to the others. Normally, "in the Paris region, they don't equip enough night patrols to meet needs," points out Linda Kebbab. However, as a trade unionist, it would annoy me if day colleagues had to go to work at night all this because there are not enough staff due to downsizing. There aren't enough of them during the day anyway. "

A bonus for" night people "

Is it to avoid alienating the" night people "that Gérald Darmanin this week announced the creation of a bonus for them when it was long demanded by trade unions? The officials concerned, who have multiplied demonstrations in recent months, will receive an average of 60 to 100 euros more per month. "I did ask myself the question," points out the unionist from the SGP Police-FO Unit. But, says Linda Kebbab, "the meeting with the minister had been scheduled for at least two weeks, and at that time there were no discussions on the curfew." Chance, in any case, does things well.

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