Certainly carried by the zeal of the police before the National Assembly, on November 17, Gérald Darmanin ventured to pronounce a sentence that makes people jump. Not content to qualify the event as “Pressure on the representatives of the nation not to discuss freely”, the Minister of the Interior made the following remarks concerning a journalist: he “Did not approach the Paris police headquarters, unlike some of his colleagues, to cover this demonstration”. Gérald Darmanin then recommended: “(…) If journalists cover demonstrations, in accordance with the law enforcement plan, they must approach the authorities, in this case the prefect of the department (…), to identify themselves, to be also protected by the forces of order, to be able to be distinguished, to be able to account for (their) work of journalist in these demonstrations ”. Strong emotion in the world of the press… Journalists should therefore, according to the Minister of the Interior, be accredited in order to be able to do their information work? While specifying that they do not have the obligation? On November 17, a journalist from France Televisions spent twelve hours in police custody for having done his job. The freedom of the press, as it has been conceived since the law of 1881, does not in any way oblige to have to be accredited, whatever the form, to cover demonstrations. Not even the diagram of the maintenance of order cited by Gerald Darmanin to support his point. Such a provision, which certainly betrays the government’s intentions when it wants to prevent the filming of police officers intervening on public roads, would at least constitute an attack on the independence of journalists, but also on the freedom to inform itself.