the Face of the "stigma" that they believe themselves to be victims of the hand of their minister, several police unions have expressed, on Friday the 12th of June, in the morning, in Paris, descending in cars on the avenue des Champs-Élysées to the ministry of the Interior. They intended to express their discontent in the wake of the announcements of Christophe Castaner, on Monday, said a journalist of the Agence France-Presse.
twenty cars went down the Champs-Élysées towards the place Beauvau behind a banner displaying " no police, no peace ". Police officers demonstrating at the call of the trade unions Alliance, Synergy, SICP and Unsa. A minute of silence was respected at the approach of the Interior ministry and the Elysée palace as a tribute to the police officers killed or injured in service. The demonstrators sang the Marseillaise.
The minister must again receive unions Friday
" It was not only the minister of the Interior. [...] We came to tell president Macron that it must support, respect, look to his police. [...] The police is not racist, the police is republican [...], it does not choose his or her offending behaviour, it does not choose the color of crime [...] and it saves lives, regardless of the color of the skin of the individual ", said at the press Fabien Vanhemelryck, secretary-general of the trade union Alliance.
Christophe Castaner has received, on Thursday, a part of the unions, and has yet to receive Friday to try to calm their anger after his statements Monday on the police violence. The minister has advocated the "zero tolerance" against racism in the police and announced the banning of a number of techniques of apprehension.
The unions point to the "stigma" and blame, in particular to the minister to have announced the ban of the "key bottleneck" without putting in place an alternative method. Thursday, at the end of the day, the gatherings of police officers in anger took place in several cities of France, during which the participants were each time symbolically thrown to the ground their handcuffs.