Political reactions: tribute to the police and start of controversy over the worrying profile of the suspect
Politicians reacted quickly to the attack. “My thoughts are with the victim, the injured and their loved ones”, wrote, on X, the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne. “We will not give in to terrorism. Never “, she added. The Head of State, Emmanuel Macron, sent him all his “condolences to the family and loved ones of the German national who died this evening during the terrorist attack in Paris and think with emotion of those currently injured and in care”.
Within the majority, Yaël Braun-Pivet, president of the National Assembly, regretted that“once again terrorism has struck on our soil, in the middle of the evening, in Paris. I provide all my support to the victims and their families. Thank you to the police for their rapid intervention. Let us be united to fight against those who attack our values.” The Minister of Transport, Clément Beaune, still on X, said: “Paris is in mourning after this terrible #Grenelle attack. Thoughts and solidarity with the families and loved ones of the victims. Thank you to our security and emergency forces for their rapid and decisive intervention @prefpolice @PompiersParis. »
On the right, Eric Ciotti, the president of the Les Républicains party, displayed his “support for the victims of the knife attack which has just occurred in Paris. Thank you to our courageous police officers who arrested the individual who was attacking passers-by. Our law enforcement officers risk their lives every day to protect us. Huge recognition.” The president of the Ile-de-France region, Valérie Pécresse, sent her “thoughts for the deceased and the injured”. “All light must be shed on this attack in the heart of Paris”she added.
While on the far right, the president of the National Rally, Jordan Bardella, questioned the suspect’s background: “Tomorrow morning, the French will wonder how a man on file, already convicted of having planned an attack, a notorious psychiatric case, in the current context, was able to walk freely and armed on a Saturday evening in the streets of Paris. And they will be right to wonder. »
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