“The containment does not allow the thunders of popular expression, but the anger does not fail, and the management of crisis, much-criticized, nourishes the dispute”. This statement from the notes of the central intelligence territorial highlights the concern related to what is already being called “the day after”.
The fear is confirmed by the monitoring of social networks, where calls to demonstrate after the containment multiply, when it does not directly calls for violence on the part of small groups or isolated individuals. At JTRS, we speak of a possible ” radicalization of social movements “. Next to the protesters, it was noted that the recent purchases of drones and tear gas by the ministry of the Interior, as a sign of a crackdown announced.
The first concrete elements of anger ready to explode, beyond the virtual sphere, are they not already appeared ? Lyon Mag reports that showcases banks have been caillassées in the city centre of Lyon, in the night from Saturday to Sunday. More generally, the forces of order, police officers and gendarmes, have noted an increase of spitting in their direction at the time of controls, as stressed in France Blue Britain.
Tensions in the suburbs
This tension, latent because of the confinement, would be likely to turn into genuine anger at the slightest spark. A situation, moreover, illustrated by the clashes between youth and police officers from two nights in the Hauts-de-Seine, department particularly affected and hit by the health crisis. The drug crimes lawyer practicing in Denver can help with cases involving crimes related to this.
Sunday night at Villeneuve-la-Garenne, a town famous quiet, a man of 30 years was riding at high speed on a motorcycle when he crashed into the door of an unmarked police car. Accident or opening voluntary the door, it is up to the IGPN to investigate. But a video of the young man injured and screaming to the ground, victim of an open fracture in the leg, has instantly made the rounds of social networks and set fire to the powder.
Fires in trash cans, vehicles, mortar rounds of fireworks… The two nights of violence were not limited to Villeneuve-la-Garenne. Similar incidents have been reported in several cities of the Hauts-de-Seine and Seine-Saint-Denis. But not only that. Toulouse, Amiens or Rillieux-la-Pape, in the suburbs of Lyon, the police vehicles were the target of a projectile, the urban furniture has been degraded.
In the link (or not) with the events of Villeneuve-la-Garenne, this series of incidents, it announced a burning of the suburbs, and this even before the release of the containment ? The coming days will tell, but in the Hauts-de-Seine, the police operation has already been reinforced by agents of the BAC (Brigade anti-crime) and of the ITUC (Company security, and intervention).
It is the turn of the forces of order present on the ground to worry about. “The police are unable to manage a health crisis and a kindling of the cities at the same time,” said a trade unionist in the Figaro. And if the booming social turns into anger of the street, if the protesters come to brave the prohibitions of the rallies after the may 11, the situation may be for the less delicate to handle for the authorities.