Gérald Darmanin takes legal action after calls to kill police officers heard during a feminist demonstration on March 8

Gérald Darmanin announced on Sunday March 10 that he was going to take legal action after calls to kill police officers heard during a feminist demonstration on March 8 in Paris

Gérald Darmanin takes legal action after calls to kill police officers heard during a feminist demonstration on March 8

Gérald Darmanin announced on Sunday March 10 that he was going to take legal action after calls to kill police officers heard during a feminist demonstration on March 8 in Paris. “Kerosene is not for planes, it is for burning cops,” protesters chanted during this rally as part of International Women’s Day. Several videos relaying these slogans were broadcast on social networks.

The general secretary of SGP Police Unit, Grégory Joron, reported these calls to the minister on Sunday morning, according to the police union.

In a message posted on X, Gérald Darmanin describes these comments as “scandalous”. “I am contacting the Paris public prosecutor,” he wrote, adding: “Everything will be done to find those responsible for this incitement to commit a crime. »

Isolated incidents on the sidelines of the March 8 demonstrations

Thousands of demonstrators demonstrated in nearly 200 cities in France on Friday to defend their rights, on a day also marked by a ceremony celebrating the sealing of the inclusion in the Constitution of “guaranteed freedom” of access to 'Abortion.

In Paris, thousands of people, the majority of them women, marched during a generally festive gathering, but punctuated by jostling between pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian demonstrators. Activists from the We Will Live association, created after the Hamas attack in Israel on October 7, 2023 to denounce sexual violence committed by the commandos of the Islamist organization, were present.

Their slogans of “Free the hostages” were responded to by those of “Palestine will win” launched by other demonstrators. A stampede between activists from both sides led to the departure of We Live activists, supervised by Brav-M police officers.