Renaud Muselier in January 2019 -
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There was a statistical battle, a political battle… and maybe soon a legal battle.
In a press release sent this Thursday evening, President LR of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region announces his intention to file this Friday a summary of freedom in court to prevent the closure of bars and restaurants in the Aix metropolis -Marseille, announced the day before by the government to contain the coronavirus epidemic.
"I invite the prefect to respect the law scrupulously because I will file from tomorrow, with restaurateurs and cafetiers, an emergency summary appeal before the administrative court of Marseille against any act restricting the exercise of the freedom to undertake, 'industry and commerce disproportionately,' writes Renaud Muselier in this press release.
The regional president specifies that he will participate in the demonstration of economic actors, and in particular restaurant owners, organized this Friday in the morning to protest “against economic confinement” ordered by Olivier Véran.
A meeting was held this Thursday in the prefecture between different players in Marseille life, including elected officials who denounce a lack of consultation.
During a press conference earlier in the morning, the first deputy mayor Benoît Payan asked the government to reverse a decision he considers unfounded.
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Coronavirus in Marseille: Restaurant owners and economic players will demonstrate on Friday