"Let the president speak" on the police rather than "to sell cars, " says Mélenchon
Paris (AFP) - "It would be better for the president to speak" on alleged racism in the police rather than "to sell cars" by going to Renault, attacked the leader of the rebels Jean-Luc Mélenchon Sunday.
Emmanuel Macron "should say: + We are a Métis nation, very mixed, our strength is to be able to find an exit where we are all united regardless of our skin color and our religion +", he said .
"It would be better for him to speak on this than to sell cars," said Jean-Luc Mélenchon in reference to Emmanuel Macron's trip a few days ago to a Renault site to announce the plan.government to save jobs in the auto industry.
"This is not to say that we have a police or a racist state, I would not say that," said the boss of LFI deputies on BFMTV."But by a form of runaway and overbidding, a fraction Significant police (...) have slipped towards these attitudes "of violence on black or Arab populations, he added.
According to him, "there is a training problem" in the police and it is "first the hierarchy which must be questioned, first the Minister" of the Interior Christophe Castaner.In cases of violence police, referring in particular to the death of Adama Traore, "his responsibility is total, he is the head of the pyramid" whose attitude can "encourage or repress these behaviors".
The national secretary of EELV Julien Bayou also asked for a speech by Emmanuel Macron in "Political Questions" (France Inter/franceinfo/Le Monde/France televisions): "For someone who has a say on everything and n no matter what (...) there on a major security issue, sovereign, and while the republican pact breaks on these questions of police violence and violence against the police, the president would have nothing to say?"
Posted Date: 2020-06-10