A man from Evreux was sentenced to seven months in prison including three suspended for degrading a statue of General de Gaulle on the sidelines of the celebrations of the victory of Algeria in the final of the African Cup of Nations, a learned AFP Wednesday.
"The man who has laid down the statue"
The 29-year-old man was arrested Tuesday at 6:15 am at his home in Evreux and placed in custody. He was tried Wednesday in immediate appearance. "He admitted the facts to the court, when he first denied them to the investigators, and was sentenced to seven months in prison including three suspended sentences without a warrant," said the staff. of the Departmental Directorate of Public Security (DDSP) of Eure.
"These are videos that have formally identified the main perpetrator of the events.There have been several blows on the statue by several people, but this is the man who has landed the statue", clarified the DDSP. The judgment on civil interests was set for January 21, 2020.
A statue inaugurated in June
This size statue of General de Gaulle was inaugurated in June and installed place of General de Gaulle, in front of the Town Hall of Evreux. The Mayor (LR) of the city, Guy Lefrand, had announced his intention to file a complaint and the incident had provoked strong reactions on social networks. "After the final, some young people went down to the city and started doing rodeos and then attacking the public facilities, eventually attacking the statue: it was broken over the When all this happened, the municipal police intervened to put her in the shelter, "said Guy Lefrand.