Despite Downing Street being shocked by the Stade de France incident, the Senate announced Monday, May 30, that it would soon hear Gerald Darmanin and Amelie Poudea- Castera, Ministers of Interior and Sports. The Law and Culture Commissions will hear them together. The press will have access to the hearing, which is not yet confirmed. It will also be broadcast live on the Senate's website.
Francois-Noel Buffet and Laurent Lafon, respectively presidents of Law Commission and Culture Commission respectively, feel it is crucial to quickly learn from this event to reassure the rest of the world about France's ability host major events.
Fiveteen months after the Rugby World Cup was organized and less than two decades from the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games, Saturday's events "gave an awful image of France to the world and raised serious concerns about France's ability to organize international competitions in optimal security conditions," said the commissions.
They will "understand the circumstances" and "determine who is responsible for the various national or international actors. Francois-Noel Buffet said that the Senate will begin by listening to ministers. It will then "adjust its decisions" according to the information provided. He added that "if the information is not sufficient for us, we may consider going further."
Thanks to the police, the stewards, and private security agents, the worst was avoided. The pre-filtering was lifted undoubtedly making it possible to avoid tragedy. pic.twitter.com/HZ03Fojt5E
"Clearly, the official government version of the chaos at Stade de France is not in line with the facts. As if it were necessary for the government to conceal the responsibility of the usual scum. "The Senate will be required to participate in the manifestations of truth through independent control," responded LR Bruno Retailleau, the leader of senators.