Questioned by Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the National Assembly, the Prime Minister called the demonstrators to get closer to the authorities if they want to demonstrate in the capital this weekend.
29,000 participants and nearly 200,000 interested people. The call, launched on Facebook, at a gathering of yellow jackets, Saturday, November 24, Place de la Concorde, in Paris, was raised in the Chamber on Tuesday.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who accused the executive of wanting to ban this event and called for permission (the Rogue intends to go there), was entitled to a response from Edward Philippe in the form of an explanation of text.
"Under the law"
"To demonstrate in France, it is necessary to declare a project of manifestation. And it is not at all incidental, it is important because it allows to secure a particular event, " said the head of government during questions to the government in the National Assembly.
"It allows, this rule, that the events go well. We have (...) no intention to repress or diminish in any way freedom of expression or freedom of demonstration. But we want this freedom to be expressed within the framework of the law, in the respect of the public order " , reaffirmed Édouard Philippe, by " noting " that a certain number of yellow vests " are freed from this rule During the weekend of 17 and 18 November.
Authorization for #YellowYards events: "We have no intention of suppressing in any way freedom of expression and freedom of demonstration, but we want them to express themselves within the framework of the law" , reminds @ EPhilippePM # DirectAN #QAG pic.twitter.com/sBzBdWqjBd- LCP (@LCP) November 20, 2018
The Paris police headquarters did not receive any request
"For the moment," no request for demonstration Saturday was filed, said Tuesday the Paris police headquarters.
Secretary of State Laurent Nuñez (Interior), had ruled Monday on CNews that the Place de la Concorde did not lend itself to a "serene coaching" . "The organizers can not call like that to a demonstration Place de la Concorde (...) We must declare a demonstration in Paris," he said.
The threat of a ban
"The Prefect of Police will examine very closely with (the Minister of the Interior) Christophe Castaner and myself this project action, and you know that sometimes demonstrations may be prohibited," said the Secretary of State .
Laurent Nunez "The organizers can not call like that to a demonstration Place de la Concorde" pic.twitter.com/1JqsDsybpZ- CNEWS (@CNEWS) November 19, 2018
"The goal is not to hinder the freedom to demonstrate, but we can often find other venues, which offer both a possible freedom of expression and a great ability to frame the event," had pleaded the right arm of Christophe Castaner.