ER Editor: We’ve heard on back channels that the French military are ready to step in if order is not maintained, but we have no way to verify that. The latest reports are that the internet in selected areas will be cut. Again, we don’t know that for a fact. ‘Macron’ is threatening all sorts of things around social media, and making implausible, borderline stupid claims. He was allegedly at an Elton John concert the night of the shooting. Can it get any more absurd? See —
French police unions (there are several) are reacting. The report below deals with the combined reaction of two.
Some recent tweets:
Translation: Shopkeepers and the middle class are the main victims of these #riots. They are the victims of looting and theft, and they will have to pay for the damage. The French no longer want their taxes to be used to finance the infrastructure that has been burned…
Les commerçants et la classe moyenne sont les grandes victimes de ces #emeutes. Ils sont victimes des pillages et des vols, et ils vont devoir payer les dégâts.
Les Français ne veulent plus que leurs impôts soient utilisés pour financer les infrastructures qui ont été brulés… pic.twitter.com/Vwiv9uqQBp
— William THAY (@ThayWilliam) July 4, 2023
Translation: A police station set fire to in Rouen in the Chatelet area
— Anonyme Citoyen (@AnonymeCitoyen) July 3, 2023
It’s a bit early to be definite, but there definitely feels like an orchestration behind this alleged shooting on many levels.
Ok then 🤔 not an organised social media psyop ay all. pic.twitter.com/BrLZUV9yqA
— vanessa beeley (@VanessaBeeley) July 4, 2023
— Jackson Hinkle 🇺🇸 (@jacksonhinklle) July 3, 2023
This, sadly, we couldn’t resist — Lola Daviet:
— ZillaPaul2 (@PaulBan52849589) July 4, 2023
French Police Unions: “Today the police are in combat because we are at war. Tomorrow we will be in resistance”
RHODA WILSON for THE EXPOSE
Amid the ongoing violence in France, police unions which represent half of the French police tweeted a statement on Friday: “Today the police are in combat because we are at war. Tomorrow we will be in resistance and the government will have to become aware of it.”
France has been witnessing violent protests, acts of looting, arson, and vandalism after an officer shot a teenager, Nahel M, outside Paris on Tuesday, 27 June. The violent spree has been continuing in France for nearly a week now. Apart from countless incidences of arson and looting, the rioters, on 30 June burned down the largest library in Marseilles city in Alcazar. Yesterday the Daily Mail reported that France is now on red alert as Macron faces calls to impose a “state of emergency” after marauding gangs with guns were seen rampaging in Marseille and police headquarters was ransacked in a fourth night of chaos.
“We are at war,” the police unions explained in a subsequent tweet, “is an image relating what our colleagues undergo every day in the field. We are facing an urban guerrilla warfare and no longer facing urban violence, so it is against an urban war that our colleagues are fighting to win.” (ER: The truth of this statement could be seen around France long before the alleged shooting of Nahel last week.)
And they explained what they meant by resistance:
“When our organisations evoke resistance. We are talking about union resistance, union battles to come, resistance shown by our colleagues in the face of the wrath of those who want to sow chaos. Chaos wanted by the harmful, those who want to harm the values of our republic.” (ER: And there is certainly instant, in-your-face evidence of the usual instigators of street violence, etc.)
Below are three statements tweeted by UNSA Police which explain their position. We have translated the statements into English using Google Translate.
Unacceptable urban violence
For two weeks now, our colleagues have been facing, throughout the national territory, groups of rioters determined to sow chaos.
We wish to underline with the greatest firmness that nothing can justify the blind and devastating violence currently raging in France. Damage and acts of violence do not in any way constitute a legitimate form of expression or claim. The first victims of these events are the citizens themselves, who wake up in a climate close to the insurrection.
Refusals to comply are a scourge whose trivialisation inevitably leads to human tragedies.
Statements from various public, political, sporting or influential personalities are often irresponsible and only fuel a climate of extreme tension.
The presumption of innocence must apply in the same way from the citizen to the police officer.
It is essential to remember that there is no justice online or in the street. It is imperative to let the judicial system take its course and avoid any hasty judgments.
In these difficult times, we would like to express our unconditional support for all the police who, on a daily basis, ensure the safety of our fellow citizens, often at the risk of their own lives.
The UNSA Police wishes a speedy recovery to all of our injured colleagues and will continue to ensure the protection of citizens and the maintenance of republican order.
Now that’s enough …
Facing these savage hordes, asking for calm is no longer enough, it must be imposed!
Restoring the republican order and putting the apprehended beyond the capacity to harm should be the only political signals to give.
In the face of such exactions, the police family must stand together.
Our colleagues, like the majority of citizens, can no longer bear the tyranny of these violent minorities.
The time is not for union action, but for combat against these “pests”. Surrendering, capitulating, and pleasing them by laying down arms are not the solutions in light of the gravity of the situation.
All means must be put in place to restore the rule of law as quickly as possible.
Once restored, we already know that we will relive this mess that we have been enduring for decades.
For these reasons, Alliance Police Nationale and UNSA Police will take their responsibilities and warn the government from now on that, at the end, we will be in action and without concrete measures for the legal protection of the Police, an appropriate penal response, significant means provided, the police will judge the extent of the consideration given.
Today the police are in combat because we are at war. Tomorrow we will be in resistance and the government will have to become aware of it.
[The tweet was headed “A distortion of our words by certain politicians!”]
Text explanation for dummies
Alliance Police Nationale and UNSA Police protest against the distortion that certain politicians may make of the remarks used in their press release dated 30/06-2023 “Now that’s enough…”
Alliance Police Nationale and UNSA Police protest against the stigmatisation suffered by police officers and their responsible and representative trade unions.
Alliance Police Nationale and UNSA Police say to these politicians that they are in the wrong fight, and that these two organisations will no longer accept being insulted and slandered in this way.
Some text explanations for evil spirits: “We are at war” is an image relating what our colleagues undergo every day in the field. We are facing an urban guerrilla warfare and no longer facing urban violence, so it is against an urban war that our colleagues are fighting to win.
This imagery expression was used at the time for another subject, that of the Covid, by President Macron himself and few were worried! (ER: Yes, Macron made the famous statement on TV ‘we are at war’ with Covid …)
When our organisations evoke resistance, we are talking about union resistance, union battles to come, resistance shown by our colleagues in the face of the wrath of those who want to sow chaos. Chaos wanted by the harmful, those who want to harm the values of our republic.
Alliance Police Nationale and UNSA Police will continue the fight to defend the values of the Republic, to split the Institution and protect the police against the lightning of those who want to destroy them.
No offense to our defenders, our organisations will continue to fight for these values that are dear to us.
National offices Alliance Police Nationale and UNSA Police.
Featured Image: Dozens of burning barricades are erected in Collombes. Ongoing tension, 1 July 2023 from Nanterre, France taken by Clément Lanot on Twitter
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