According to the former police chief of Paris, the number of injured during the demonstrations of yellow vests is due to the “extreme brutality of the clashes”, he underlines in passing the situation, according to him, of “quasi insurrection” during these events,
“The situation was extremely critical, it was a virtual insurrection which could take national palaces”: on the BFM TV set this December 12, the former prefect of Paris Didier Lallement once again justified his very controversial management of the police during the movement of yellow vests.
According to him, the very high number of wounded – including many seriously injured – would result from a situation of “quasi insurrection”. “Remember, who attacked who? […] The clashes were extremely brutal, in these cases unfortunately there are injuries, ”he told journalist Bruce Toussaint.
The former prefect was also very satisfied with his management, emphasizing that there had been no deaths, his “haunting”: “Unlike May 68, we had no deaths. Unlike the events of the Algerian war, we had no deaths.
Didier Lallement – who had declared in the past that he was “not on the same side” as the Yellow Vests – considered it possible last November 6 that the police would one day be called upon to “open fire” on the demonstrators. .
In the crosshairs of justice for his management of the Yellow Vests movement in Paris, the former prefect of police was targeted by two separate judicial inquiries: one after a complaint from the Yellow Vest Maxime Nicolle, denouncing his “arbitrary detention” on the sidelines of the parade on July 14, 2019, the other after a complaint from Priscillia Ludosky and Faouzi Lellouche, who accuse him of having put them in danger by “nassant” them and preventing them from demonstrating in Paris in November 2019.
Didier Lallement had left his post as prefect in a controversial climate around the management of security during the Champions League final at the Stade de France at the end of May. Appointed Secretary General of the Sea by the Council of Ministers on the proposal of Elisabeth Borne in September, the ex-prefect had also been promoted to the rank of Commander of the Legion of Honor on July 14, 2021.
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