Political figures on the right and on the left blasted the government’s security policy after the two deadly brawls that took place on February 22 and 23 in the Essonne department.
The day after the death of a 14-year-old girl who was stabbed in a violent clash between gangs in Saint-Chéron (Essonne), another teenager lost her life in a clash between two rival gangs in Boussy -Saint-Antoine (Essonne), February 23.
Shortly after this second death, the prefecture of Esonne announced that a meeting would be held on March 1 in the presence of elected officials and various stakeholders “in order to pool the actions undertaken to develop a real system. “anti-brawls”. ” In the meantime, “operational actions have already been initiated [tels que des] PN-PM partnerships [Police nationale-Police municipale] reinforced, [des] alert loops between local actors [et des] inter-district prevention systems. “
#SaintCheron | After the time of mourning and investigation, the prefect will bring together elected officials and stakeholders from next Monday in order to pool the actions undertaken to equip themselves with a real “anti-brawl” device.
– Prefect of Essonne (@ Prefet91) February 23, 2021
These two events have also reacted many political figures. Marine Le Pen, sent “a thought for the parents of this young schoolgirl, new anonymous victim of an undercover barbarism”. The president of the National Gathering called for “putting an end to the culture of excuses” in front of delinquents.
I have a thought for the parents of this young college girl, the new anonymous victim of an undercover barbarism.
Faced with gangs of delinquents and criminals, we must put an end to the culture of excuse: the sentences must be EXEMPLARY. MLP #Essonnehttps://t.co/2U55jh8eQg
– Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) February 23, 2021
The deputy of Essonne and president of Debout la France, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan for his part declared himself “upset” and “revolted by this violence” before asking: “But when will we react?”
Very close to home in #Essonne, another 13-year-old teenager has just succumbed to a brawl between gangs. I am upset. Revolted by this violence to which our children are exposed. But when will we react?
– N. Dupont-Aignan (@dupontaignan) February 23, 2021
“This frightening surge of violence in Essonne and France, against a background of rivalries with testosteronic gregariousness, is causing deaths, too young deaths”, lamented another member of the Republicans of Essonne, Robin Reda.
This frightening wave of violence in #Essonne and in #France, against the backdrop of rivalries with testosteronic gregariousness, causes deaths, deaths too young. We must react collectively and stop naivety! https://t.co/8GZN1YB5Rl
– Robin Reda (@robinreda) February 23, 2021
And to the councilor of the Ile-de-France region Les Républicains de l’Essonne, Nadège Achtergaele to add: “My thoughts are with their loved ones who must be devastated. Between anger and incomprehension, it is time to take this problem of violence head-on. ”
Yesterday a 14-year-old teenager, now 13, stabbed in brawls between gangs in #Essonne My thoughts are with their loved ones who must be devastated Between anger and incomprehension, it is time to take this problem of violence head-on https://t.co/B1FEkJ6380
– Nadege Achtergaele (@neadege) February 23, 2021
For his part, the regional adviser Europe Ecology-Les Verts (EELV), Julien Bayou, called on the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin. “When the minister of canteens Darmanin will have finished his controversy over meals in Lyon, will he remember that he is the Minister of the Interior?” He asked.
When the minister of canteens #Darmanin will have finished his controversy over meals in Lyon, will he remember that he is Minister of the Interior?
Facing the bands#Essonne needs national reinforcements.
My thoughts go out to those close to this schoolgirl.https: //t.co/D0YnE4S80G
– Julien Bayou (@julienbayou) February 23, 2021
Target of criticism, Gérald Darmanin moved in the evening to Dourdan (Essonne), the city where the young girl stabbed on February 22 was educated. In front of the press, he expressed his “emotion” after these tragedies before announcing measures to respond to the violence: “From this evening [22 février], I asked around a hundred additional police officers to come here in Essonne: around 60 in Dourdan and a trenain in [Boussy-Saint-Antoine], who experienced this second tragedy so that there could be no aftershocks or new actions. “