Violence May 1st: the boss of the CGT returned to the charge and request an investigation

After you have been "attacked" on may 1st, Philippe Martinez on the counter attack. "I asked the minister of the Interior an inquest on the violence of may 1

Violence May 1st: the boss of the CGT returned to the charge and request an investigation

After you have been "attacked" on may 1st, Philippe Martinez on the counter attack. "I asked the minister of the Interior an inquest on the violence of may 1, concerning the procession of trade union", he declared on Tuesday, on the sidelines of a meeting organized by the Association of journalists social. The leader of the CGT specifies that he had brought to Christophe Castaner of what he experienced during the traditional demonstration on May 1, photos, and videos. He adds also "the testimonies of those who are not of the CGT", to get a "clear explanation - even if he has a few ideas of who gave the order and the forces of order to assault the motorcade union".

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The secretary-general of the CGT suggests two fast-paced situations in which activists of his union and he himself would have been molested. Present at the scene, Le Figaro explained, however, that the labour leader and his organization seemed not to have been directly attacked during the first movement to which he refers, at around 13h45. Some of the comments allowed "to say that, in all likelihood, it was more of a incident, and Philippe Martinez [was] found, such as journalists, collateral victims of a conflict between the forces of order and violent individuals, eager to fight with the public authority", wrote us. But the general secretary of the second union of France, did not budge: "I say solemnly, the procession of the SGC was attacked by the forces of law and order, I have lived on two occasions, at the start of the event (...) and new boulevard Saint Marcel with tear gas, a charge the police and the water cannon".

"The order of typing on the militants of the CGT"

In Figaro , the deputy secretary-general of the union Alliance police nationale denounces "a charge is inadmissible." There has been "a dislocation of a group of black blocks who began to insult and taken to Mr. Martinez," recalls Olivier Hourcau, explaining that this group of people had overwhelmed the police service of the SGC, yet deemed "very professional". This intervention allowed him to go at the end of the event", adds the deputy secretary-general, referring to "an act proportionate to the" forces of order. The latter therefore regret the position of the leader cégétiste, it interprets it as "the only thing for it is heard".

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In her remarks Tuesday, Philippe Martinez explains also seek to know what "legal consequences" to give to these events: "What recourse it may have against those who have given the order to type on the militants of the CGT." Asked by Le Figaro to comment on these remarks and deliver a version of the facts more in detail, the union, which is developing in parallel its 52nd Congress, which will start Monday at Dijon, has not yet responded.

Updated Date: 09 May 2019, 00:00

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