Emmanuel Macron reacts to the controversy by not letting go of his lieutenants. The Head of State visited Marseille on Thursday to reiterate his trust in Gerald Darmanin, Minister of Interior, and Didier Lallement (Paris police chief), both of whom were in turmoil following Saturday's Champions League final at the Stade de France.
The President of the Republic stated that he appoints the ministers and has confidence in them. This is also true for the Minister of Interior and the prefect representing the Republic and public order, who was confronted with a massive influx. He said, "And so, I want the government be able to perform its job, that in total transparency, we can learn all of the lessons, and also reiterated my confidence in those involved."
Emmanuel Macron, who spoke publicly for the first-time on these events.
France has proven that it can attract major competitions. It has done it again with the Euro 2016 football. He said that we will all draw the consequences of the match, but did I also mention that many of these finals have unfortunately had more dramatic events. We are now preparing to welcome rugby in 2023 as well as the 2024 Olympics. He concluded.
On Wednesday, Emmanuel Macron asked the government for all transparency on the chaos surrounding the Stade de France. Olivia Gregoire, a government spokeswoman, said that this was done by him. She later apologized.
The Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin sketched a meaculpa in a three-hour hearing before Senate's law committee. This opened the door to reparations for supporters, and sanctions against police officers. It also maintained its controversial version of the number counterfeit notes.