Manure and animal corpses found in front of the house of Macronist senator François Patriat

Macronist senator François Patriat filed a complaint after the deposit of manure and animal corpses in front of his home in Créancey (Côte-d'Or), on the night of Monday March 11 to Tuesday March 12, according to several corroborating sources from the Agence France-Presse (AFP)

Manure and animal corpses found in front of the house of Macronist senator François Patriat

Macronist senator François Patriat filed a complaint after the deposit of manure and animal corpses in front of his home in Créancey (Côte-d'Or), on the night of Monday March 11 to Tuesday March 12, according to several corroborating sources from the Agence France-Presse (AFP).

The senator denounced “violent, despicable and filthy degradation” to the AFP while he was in Paris for various meetings. His wife was there but “did not hear anything”, according to the elected representative Renaissance, former socialist president of the Burgundy regional council from 2004 to 2015 and today leader in the Senate of the Macronist group Rally of Democrats, Progressives and independent (RDPI).

Manure, wool and several animal remains hanging from his gate were discovered, he described, with supporting photos. In images broadcast by the Dijon daily Le Bien Public, we can see at least two wild boars hanging from a gate, as well as several graffiti, such as “This time, pass the message to Macron! » or “Don’t forget your roots! ".

The public prosecutor of Dijon, Olivier Caracotch, confirmed “a deposit of household and agricultural waste in front of the senator's gate and along the road leading to his home”.

Insults, threats, degradation

“Banners and animal carcasses were exposed,” confirmed the prosecutor, specifying that an investigation was opened, including charges of willful damage during meetings and offenses relating to waste management. She is entrusted to the gendarmerie, he added.

The President of the Senate Gérard Larcher gave his support to the senator. François Patriat “has always been attentive to agricultural issues (…) This is unacceptable,” Mr. Larcher wrote on X.

François Patriat, former Secretary of State and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries in the Jospin government, was also president of the Burgundy regional council from 2004 to 2015 under the socialist label. He is today leader in the Senate of the RDPI group.

Insults, threats, degradation and sometimes physical attacks: the deputies adopted at first reading, Wednesday February 7, a text aimed at better protecting them, which toughens the criminal sanctions planned against the perpetrators.

This bill, which came from the Senate, was adopted by the National Assembly by a large majority. “It is the refusal of fatalism, trivialization and impunity” and “a message of recognition towards mayors and local elected officials,” rejoiced the text’s rapporteur, Violette Spillebout (Renaissance). After the Assembly's changes, the two chambers will now have to agree on a common version.