2024 Legislative Elections: Gérald Darmanin announces a system of 30,000 police officers mobilized for the second round: News

An exceptional security system will be put in place on Sunday, July 7, for the second round of the legislative elections, announced Gérald Darmanin in a circular published on Thursday, July 4 by his ministry. According to The Parisianwhich cites the document, 5,000 police officers will secure the Paris region.

A circumstantial device. For the second round of the legislative elections, Sunday July 7, Gérald Darmanin has just announced, in a circular published this Thursday July 4, and taken up by The Parisianthe deployment of 30,000 police officers and gendarmes across the country, including 5,000 in the capital and the Paris suburbs. This circular on the security of the vote also covers sensitive sites, the fight against the manipulation of information and the security of electoral lists and proxies, the daily newspaper quotes.

Measures announced one day after the attack on government spokesperson Prisca Thévenot, who was attacked while putting up posters in her constituency in Meudon (Hauts-de-Seine). Telematin This Thursday, the Minister of the Interior deplored “liberation from violence”considering that“Something is happening”.

A vote with high stakes

A week earlier, the LICRA (International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism) reported a surge in reports of racist and anti-Semitic acts, up nearly 40% since June 10, the day after the National Rally won the European elections. On RTL, a representative of the League expressed fear that the RN’s rise to power would make the attackers turn their words into actions.

In addition to the term of “civil war” used by Emmanuel Macron in mid-June in the event of victory “extreme” at the polls, RMC confirmed this Thursday that territorial intelligence is preparing for unrest from far-left groups, if the RN were to win on the evening of July 7. The outcome of these elections, which crystallize tensions and heat up tempers, remains under scrutiny across Europe.

published on July 4 at 2:11 p.m., Joanna Wadel, 6Medias

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