Garbage in the Ourq canal in Paris on June 1, 2020. -


This time the controversy was rekindled by social networks.

For several days, many photos, posted under the hashtag #saccageparis denounce an “abandonment”, or a “rampage”, having according to them transformed the capital into a “dumping ground” or a “trash city” looking like a “favella”.

Many have also questioned the management of the mayor PS Anne Hidalgo, possible candidate of the left for the presidential election in 2022.

The hashtag launched on March 21 by the @ panamepropre account even climbed this Saturday in the French trends of Twitter.

“I did not expect it to take on this magnitude.

But I am not surprised.

I could not be the only one to be struck by the state of degradation of the city ", commented to the


the creator of the account, Parisian in his fifties, executive in the private sector, who wishes to remain anonymous and presents himself as" moderate progressive ”and denies being sidelined.

"A smear campaign"

Faced with this hashtag which has become viral, the City of Paris denounced "a campaign of denigration", affirming on its Twitter account that "like all cities in France, Paris is faced with incivility and problems of regulating space public ”and that“ some photos posted are old or taken before the passage of the cleaning teams ”.

The City specified that “2,500 agents intervene every day” and “throughout Paris”, but that the workforce was “currently reduced by 10% due to the spread of Covid-19”, which “may cause delays in treatment ".

Rachida Dati and Marine Le Pen step up to the plate

For their part, the right-wing elected officials in a press release asked the Paris Council to organize "an exceptional meeting devoted to the cleanliness and salubrity of public space".

“It is time for Ms. Hidalgo and her allies to open their eyes to the decline of Paris.

Behind these photos, there is insecurity, ghettoization, the social and economic decline of Paris!

", Said on Twitter the LR mayor of the 7th district Rachida Dati.

"We cannot remain deaf to the spontaneous appeal of Parisians," added the president of the LR Paris federation Agnès Evren.

The president of the National Rally Marine Le Pen also reacted, estimating in a tweet that "the degradation of our beautiful capital by the Hidalgo team is a national suffering which should not leave any French indifferent".


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