Eric Ciotti's permanence in Nice was stoned overnight from Saturday to Sunday to "put pressure" and that he votes Monday for the motion of censure on the pension reform, reported the president of the Republicans, and others offices of elected representatives of the majority were targeted.
"Tonight my permanence was stoned. The thugs who did this want to use violence to pressure my vote on Monday", wrote the deputy of the Alpes-Maritimes on Twitter, photos in support.
We see one of the windows in pieces and the inscription "the motion or the pavement". He filed a complaint.
An investigation has been opened, the prefecture told AFP.
Mr. Ciotti received the support of his camp, but also of elected Renaissance or leftists like the socialist Jérôme Guedj.
But for the leader of LFI Jean-Luc Mélenchon, "Mr. Ciotti is very badly placed to complain" because he had not condemned in the past the degradations of LFI permanence.
"Obviously none of us can approve of the attack on a parliamentary office. But if you don't want violence, accept democracy," Mélenchon told RTL-Le Figaro?LCI.
The president of LR affirms him: "I will never give in to the new disciples of Terror". In a press release, he accuses the Insoumis, who "legitimize by their speeches and their actions, this unacceptable violence".
In favor of the highly contested pension reform, Mr. Ciotti indicated that his party would not vote "any" of the motions of censure tabled against the government, so as not to "add chaos to chaos".
But a handful of deputies from his camp have announced that they will at least vote for the transpartisan motion presented by the independent group Liot.
Opponents of the reform are taking advantage of the weekend to express their anger, after the activation of 49.3 by the Prime Minister on Thursday, and before the debate on Monday in the National Assembly on the motions of Liot and the RN.
Other pro-reform parliamentarians have been targeted since Thursday.
The permanence of the senator of Pas-de-Calais Amel Gacquerre (Centrist Union) was tagged on Friday. A hanged man was drawn on that of Renaissance deputy Guillaume Gouffier Valente in Val-de-Marne, AFP noted on Sunday.
The public prosecutor of Colmar, Catherine Sorita-Minard, confirmed to AFP the opening on Saturday of an investigation for "intimidation of an elected official", after degradations on the permanence in Colmar of the deputy of Haut-Rhin , Brigitte Klinkert.
Inscriptions like "you vote against us, we will remember it" were affixed to it, as reported by the newspaper L'Alsace.
Renaissance MP Karl Olive testified that he came to the RMC studio on Sunday under police protection, after threats.
"Demonstrating is a right. Destroying is a crime" and "I want us to have a firm hand," he said.
As of Thursday evening, the patroness of the Renaissance deputies Aurore Bergé had asked the Minister of the Interior to "mobilize the services of the State" for the "protection of parliamentarians".
"I do not want us to have deputies, whoever they are, who tomorrow would fear the use of violence so that in the end their vote changes", she repeated Sunday to Franceinfo-France Inter -The world.
03/19/2023 14:06:00 - Paris (AFP) - © 2023 AFP