Saturday, 15 November 2014

N'ayez pas peur, la police tue !

Rue des teinturiers, Avignon 
 La mort de Rémi Fraisse lors d'un affrontement musclé entre forces de l'ordre et manifestants écologistes sur le chantier contesté du barrage du Sivens il y a trois semaines trouve des répercussions jusque sur les murs d'Avignon. Le ministre de l'intérieur Bernard Cazeneuve a annoncé hier que les grenades offensives (dont l'une a causé la mort du jeune homme) seraient désormais interdites dans le cadre des opérations de maintien de l'ordre public. L'affaire n'est pas terminée. Les manifestations continuent, les révélations aussi et l'avenir du barrage de Sivens reste inconnu.

"Have no fear - Police kills !" or when national issues make their way to the walls of Avignon.
Have you heard of  Remi Fraisse, a young botanist killed three weeks ago during a demonstration against a dam to be built in Sivens, in the southwest of France? He was killed in the back by a grenade thrown by the police during a particularly violent confrontation with young green protesters. Since then there have been multiple demonstrations against the police and the future of the dam is still unknown. Learn more about here.

Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve has since declared that from now on concussion grenades would be banned from police equipment however this doesn't seem to have calmed protesters down. 


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

qui a tord !!!

William Kendall said...

A concussion grenade. Using one of those things against demonstrators proves they have absolutely no self control.

│ˉˉˉˉ│∩│ˉˉˉˉ│ AVIGNON │ˉˉˉˉ│∩│ˉˉˉˉ│ said...

Buvez du jus de grenade.

Nathalie, Avignon said...

Pour ma part, j'ai été absolument stupéfaite de découvrir à cette occasion que les grenades offensives faisaient partie de l'équipement des forces de l'ordre - et qu'on les utilisaient effectivement.

Je n'imaginais même pas qu'on puisse doter la police de ce genre d'engin offensif dans le cadre d'une manifestation, quelle que soit l'ardeur des manifestants. Des grenades lacrymogènes oui, mais des vraies grenades ????? J'en ai été choquée.

Nathalie, Avignon said...

I have to say I was extremely shocked to discover on this occasion that the police was equipped with concussion grenades for such operations. To me, grenades were war weapons !

I was glad to hear from the Interior Minister that they will never be used again but how could they be considered appropriate in the first place?

Chri said...

La mort d'un jeune homme qui manifeste ses convictions est une tragédie épouvantable. Mes pensées vont aux parents de Rémi.

Small City Scenes said...

It is so sad that even peaceful demonstrations or protests have to become violent. And now a man is dead because of it. It seems to happen everywhere.
Thanks for visiting my blog. You live in a beautiful area.

Small City Scenes said...

It really is so sad that demonstrations and protests have to turn violent. And now a man is dead. Sad.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
You live in a beautiful area.
MaryBeth





Fifi said...

J'aime ton cadrage des deux premières images surtout la première avec le marcheur qui sort de l'image d'un pas vif ! L'imagination peut offrir toutes sortes de légendes à ta photo :-)

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