Succeeding in achieving unanimity against oneself is a feat that Emmanuel Macron’s interior ministers seem to enjoy. After the boasting of Christophe Castaner, it is Gérald Darmanin, who with his security bill unites against him the unions and associations of journalists, a profession however little organized, associations and collectives for the defense of man, to the like the defender of these human rights, Claire Hédon, the UN, the national consultative commission of human rights, the elected representatives of the left (PCF, FI, EELV). In line of sight, article 24, which could cost the authors of images serious trouble (45,000 euros and 1 year of reprieve. To protest against this article, which must be studied at the National Education from this Friday, May 20, a rally is scheduled, tomorrow from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Place du Trocadéro in Paris was launched by the organizations. Other mobilizations are taking place in the regions (see note)
And Gerald Darmanin himself had to review his copy. Faced with the scale of the announced rout, Prime Minister Jean Castex urgently summoned to Matignon the Minister of the Interior, the group presidents of the majority LREM, Modem and Agir), and the rapporteurs of the text, Michel Fauvergue and Alice Thourot. It was decided to make some changes to the bill, via an amendment, to soften it: the adjective “obviously” will be added. Thus, the police officer who arrests a demonstrator or a journalist in the process of filming can only do so if he “clearly attacks his physical or mental integrity”. The policeman is always alone to decide on this attack, which makes the amendment null and void, say the journalists. It would also have to characterize the intention to harm … all four days after a demonstration of protest against this bill which gave rise to 33 arrests, and during which five journalists were jostled, molested or warned to seen simply to exercise their profession. The cogs of this law are seized up, and even in the majority, it is starting to be said. Following the example of this anonymous minister, quoted by OLivier Bost on Friday, November 20 on RTL: “Basically, it was a very technical law on the municipal police and it became the receptacle of all the corporatist demands of the unions. from police “.
In addition, the Interior Ministry has asked to meet with the coordination of journalists. It is without counting on their anger, since the representatives of the journalists, including the company of the personnel of Humanity, signed an appeal which refuses the meeting, unless the ministry “addresses figures attesting to reality attacks by the police following the publication of their image “and” provided an explanation concerning the impossibility of using the existing offenses to protect the police (provocation to the commission of a crime or ‘a misdemeanor, threats to commit a felony or misdemeanor, cyberbullying). You might as well start on a clear basis.