Philippe Baudrin, mayor of Maing in the North, filed a complaint after being assaulted on Tuesday, reports La Voix du Nord . The elected one was opposed to a wild camp with people of the travels who wanted to invest a common ground.
Elect asks government to toughen up
"I pulled him by the shoulder, he sent me a loaf in the face immediately, I started again and a woman came up behind my back and put a nasty slap on me. he brandished his chainsaw as a weapon, so it's still serious, "he testified to TF1. The police quickly intervened after the incident, and the caravans were evacuated. The chainsaw in question was not found.
This attack and death threats echo recent attacks against various elected officials in France, reason why the elected asked the government to harden the tone. "Everyone has the right to live, but we must respect the good of others," said Philippe Baudrin.