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Complaints, IGPN, tear gas… What to remember from Darmain’s hearing before the Senate on the incidents at the Stade de France


“It is obvious that things could have been better organized”, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said Wednesday, June 1 during a hearing in the Senate on the dysfunctions that plagued the Champions League on Sunday evening at the Stade de France.

“It is obvious that this sports festival has been ruined”he added. “And we very sincerely regret the sometimes unacceptable excesses that have taken place”said the minister again, under fire from critics after his statements on the number of counterfeit banknotes.

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“This is the event that has mobilized the most police and gendarmes since I became Minister of the Interior”Gérald Darmanin said again, rejecting any criticism of the number of police forces present: “There were plenty of police. »

“110,000 people” at the Stade de France

“Several tickets have been duplicated hundreds of times”he also said, referring to the case of a duplicate ticket “744 times”.

Gérald Darmanin reaffirmed that “110,000 people” introduced themselves “in and around the Stade de France” Saturday.

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The Home Secretary also announced that British and Spanish citizens assaulted after the match “will be able to file a complaint in their country from Monday” and also make a referral to the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN).

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“Disproportionate gestures from the police”

“Two referrals from the IGPN”the police force, were carried out after the incidents during the Champions League final on Saturday, Gérald Darmanin also said.

“There were inappropriate and disproportionate gestures on the part of police officers or mobile gendarmes”added the Minister of the Interior. “I personally saw two facts, where obviously public order and the use of tear gas were contrary to the rules of use”he said again, specifying that he had “asked the prefect of police for sanctions for these two law enforcement officials”.

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Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin on Wednesday asked the interministerial delegate to the Olympic Games, Michel Cadot, to consider “different rules” that of dispersion with tear gas in the event of “exceptional sporting events”.

The police “has used means of dispersal, are these means adequate for an event like this?” Obviously the experience deserves to be widely reviewed and I asked the prefect Cadot to see in the context of exceptional sporting events that we can have different rules of employment “he said before the Senate Law Commission.

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Figures criticized

Gérald Darmanin and Amélie Oudéa-Castéra have incriminated British supporters since Saturday evening, believing that they are largely responsible for the incidents, with a “massive, industrial and organized fraud of counterfeit banknotes”.

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However, the figures put forward by the French government remain highly criticized, in England as in France.

According to Gerald Darmanin, “30,000 to 40,000 English supporters ended up at the Stade de France, either without tickets or with falsified tickets”.

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This situation has, according to the authorities, led near the Stade de France to massive congestion, overflows and the intervention of the police.

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A “serious lie”denounced this Wednesday Marine Le Pen considering that Gérald Darmanin “should of himself consider that he must leave”.



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