The French singer is the subject of an investigation led by the Brigade for the repression of delinquency against people for “provocation to the commission of attacks on the fundamental interests of the Nation”. He has already been heard by investigators.
A preliminary investigation was opened on January 27, 2021 against the singer Francis Lalanne for “provocation to the commission of attacks on the fundamental interests of the Nation”, after the publication of a forum at the end of January calling for “to put the State out of control. ‘state of harm’, according to the Paris prosecutor’s office, which thus confirmed on February 22 information from the Point.
The investigation was entrusted to the Brigade for the repression of delinquency in persons (BRDP). The charges are punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros. The Paris public prosecutor’s office and a source close to the case confirmed to AFP and the Point that Francis Lalanne “[avait] was heard on February 5 by the investigators ”of the BRDP, in free hearing.
In this column entitled “J’appelle”, the singer ensures that “we must now put the State out of state to harm the French people” and calls for the “dismissal” of the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron. “I call on the highest dignitaries of the French army to come to the aid of the people and to put an end to the social and political unrest from which the Nation has suffered for too long,” he also writes.
“The Head of State and his government wipe their feet on Republican Law as on a doormat […] the state structures must now be put on notice to put an end to the manifestly unlawful disturbance inflicted on the Nation by its government, ”he wrote. “The government is insidiously committing a coup in the name of Covid; and is preparing to institute tyranny as an avatar of the Republic, unbeknownst to the French people ”, he argues again.
Francis Lalanne, several times candidate for elections under the environmental banner, is a support for the movement of yellow vests. He led a Yellow Alliance list in the European elections in May 2019, obtaining 0.54% of the vote.