"A great success." The police headquarters on Monday sent congratulations to the Paris fire department, the police and the soldiers of the National Gendarmerie who participated in the preparation and conduct of the law enforcement of Saturday, September 21.
"Despite the violence and despite tensions, force has remained in the law," said the police prefect, Didier Lallement. He was pleased to have "hindered" "radical activists and opportunistic breakers" who "regularly try to sow chaos in the streets of Paris". Saturday, violence erupted in the capital on the sidelines of three demonstrations. In parallel with the 45th day of mobilization of "yellow vests", also took place the March for Climate and a protest against the pension reform. "Black blocks" mingled with the procession marching for the planet in the afternoon and incidents had erupted with the police.
"Particularly complex context"
8,000 police officers, gendarmes and firefighters were mobilized for the day in the streets of Paris. "Our system has borne fruit in a particularly complex operational context," says Didier Lallement. He is also pleased to have allowed protesters to express themselves freely in the streets of the capitals. "In Paris, as in other major cities around the world, our fellow citizens committed to the ecological cause have been able to express their message and I am very proud of it!"