The police officers who demonstrated Monday, December 14 in the evening in front of the Arc de Triomphe to protest against statements by Emmanuel Macron on facial checks and police violence received a summons from their hierarchy for a sanction, a indicated the Paris police headquarters (PP) this Thursday, December 17. The initiative for this summons was taken by the Paris police prefect Didier Lallement, we told the PP, confirming information from M6. They will be summoned in January by their hierarchy who will decide after investigation of a possible sanction, a police source added.
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On December 14, a hundred agents, mostly in civilian clothes, gathered at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe where they had placed their unmarked or screen-printed vehicles, flashing lights on, facing the avenue des Champs-Élysées. They had come from several departments of Ile-de-France between the end of the day service and the assumption of duty of the “night people”. They had ended their rally by singing the Marseillaise.
Police officers cannot demonstrate during their working hours and are also bound by a duty of discretion.
Since President Macron’s interview on December 4 with online media Brut, the police carry out sporadic actions in the country to protest against his statements.