Anne Hidalgo (Paris mayor) said in a meeting of the city council, "I hope we'll have good news because changes are necessary and I have asked for them."
She was responding to an inquiry from Nicolas Bonnet-Oulaldj about the training of private security guards for the 2024 Olympic Games. He had asked on Wednesday for Didier Lallement, the Minister of Interior Gerald Darmanin's resignation following the Stade de France incidents on Saturday.
"What happened at Stade de France on Saturday last week is a shame for our nation, our region, and our capital, which will host one of the most recognizable, broadcast, and widely watched events in the world, The Olympic Games. Paralympics and the Presidential Election, "said the ex-PS candidate. She now turns her attention to these Olympics, which she had won in 2017.
Anne Hidalgo recalls that Euro 2016 saw a fan-zone with 90,000 people at the Champ-de Mars. It was peaceful and showed respect for all partners.
The elected socialist lamented that "this era has ended" as a shift in Paris's doctrine of maintaining order was made.
Therefore, she wishes that "we return to a republican position of recognition of all's role in security matters in Paris, something which I haven't had for a few weeks now, let's just since 2018".
The "yellow vests", a movement that protested against the government, was a major event in 2018. This led to many violent incidents in the capital. Since March 2019, Prefect Lallement is in office.