Do some French people see what's going on? Yellow Vest Protests

zak

Jedi Council Member
From the beginning we know where Macron comes from, and where he would like to go, and that 's why he was placed as President.
Pension reform today:
The real winners from pension reform will be financiers, insurance brokers and investment advisers.
The video can be set to have subtitles.
 

angelburst29

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
Macron must be finally feeling the pressure of the protests and strikes - to offer up his Presidential Pension?

Macron calls for Christmas truce in French pension strikes
France's President Emmanuel Macron arrives for a meeting with Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara at the Petit Palais in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, December 21, 2019. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
French President Emmanuel Macron called on transport unions to suspend strikes over pension reform during the Christmas holidays to avoid travel disruption.


France's Macron to give up Presidential Pension in reform gesture (May I see that - "signed and dated" in writing, Please?)
France's Macron to give up presidential pension in reform gesture

French President Emmanuel Macron, whose plans to reform the pension system have run into fierce public opposition, will forego a special presidential pension payout when he eventually steps down, his office said on Sunday.

Under a law dating back to 1955, France's presidents are entitled to draw a pension of about 6,000 euros ($6,650) per month before tax as soon as they leave office.

Macron will waive these pension rights and change the presidential scheme to bring it into line with the wider overhaul of France's retirement system, his office said, confirming an earlier report by French daily Le Parisien.

The 42-year-old president will be years away from France's legal retirement age of 62 when he leaves office even he serves two full five-year terms.

"The President of the Republic will converge ... with the universal points system planned for all French people," Macron's office said.

Two weeks of nationwide industrial action against Macron's pension reform, which would scrap special regimes for sectors like the railways and make people work to 64 to draw a full pension, have crippled train services.

Speaking on Saturday during a visit to Ivory Coast, Macron called on transport unions to suspend strikes during the Christmas holidays to avoid disrupting travel for families.

But despite calls by some unions to suspend strikes during the festive season, several rail workers' groups are continuing stoppages as travelers head off on holiday.

National rail operator SNCF continued to run reduced services on Sunday, including half the usual number of its high-speed TGV trains.
But faced with an outcry over the cancellation of holiday services for children traveling without their parents, the SNCF laid on several trains for kids on Sunday.
 

loreta

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
Macron does not care at all of what is happening in France, he does not care about what people ask, he does not care about what people think of him. He sees himself like a King: he has the ok from God. He is without conscience. They say he is a psychopath. An Italian psychiatrist says he is one.

So you can see this "give up" his pension as something mean, with contempt for people that have difficulty to keep money till the end of the month. He is absolutely disgusting. He is a cynical little man without empathy. He is cynical saying that he will give his pension. He is sarcastic.

Oh, what a repulsive little man!
 

Aeneas

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
The real winners from pension reform will be financiers, insurance brokers and investment advisers.
Thanks for posting that Zak. It was very informative. In short the plan by Macron under the guidance of Black Rock(a hedgefond which is managing $7 trillion is assets) is to transfer the money that the French people have saved towards their retirement and invest it in the stock market. The pension fonds in most of Europe is different from the Anglo-Saxon model, where pensions are invested in the stockmarket and vulnerable to the ups and downs. The US pension fonds have major problems due to this type of siphoning money from the people into the ponzi scheme which the stock market has become. Investing in the stock market is as we know risky, not least now and the end result will be a lot less in retirement if any as money invested and managed by banks slowly get drained away one way or another. Banks never lose and they are protected by the 'too big to fail' ideology.

As the video shows, Black Rock is very very close to the President, has regular meetings, has people placed in the government and its committees etc. A lobbying effort taken to the extreme, where they pretty much runs the French government.

It is also the same plan that the European Central Bank with now Lagarde as head, has in mind, namely to get hold of the pension fonds in Europe and 'invest' them in 'saving the planet' type schemes. Which is virtue speak for transferring money from the working poor to the 0.01%. A truly entropic STS agenda.
 

zak

Jedi Council Member
You're welcome Aeneas.
There's this Arte emission talking more about BlackRock:
Ces financiers qui dirigent le monde : BlackRock (Arte) -- Sott.net

These financiers who rule the world: BlackRock (Arte)
Outside of Wall Street, who knows BlackRock, the most powerful asset manager on the planet? An investigation into a discreet but influential player in the world's economic and political life.

If money doesn't bring happiness, it undoubtedly opens the doors to power. A maxim that the BlackRock asset management group, with its past US$6 trillion, or more than twice the GDP of France, knows well. Corporations, governments and central banks: the sprawling firm has been steadily expanding its influence in all directions since it was founded in 1988 by Larry Fink. The strength of this American management giant lies in the billions of dollars entrusted to it by its clients, most of whom are the big fish in finance: multinationals, financial institutions and investment or pension funds.
 

zak

Jedi Council Member
A truly entropic STS agenda.
As for BlackRock doesn't mind to play with differents enterprises/groups, even in the same competitive industry, Macron was able to use to its advantage the various existing networks, whether political parties on "the left" or on "the right", and before the video talking about this, a small summary on what is a Jupiterian presidency:

What might a "Jupiterian" presidency be?
19 May 2017
When Emmanuel Macron said he wanted to be a "Jupiterian president", all commentators saw it as a return to the monarchic republican tradition of the leader above the fray. Nothing new, in short. The humanist Jean Dorat placed in this "Jupiterian" qualifier a very different requirement, that of justice. Echoes of a time when poets threw themselves into the political fray.
Macron's wish to embody a Jupiterian presidency, an a priori paradoxical incarnation, all at once - at the same time? - immanent and transcendent at the same time, was almost unanimously glossed over as a return to the fundamentals of the Fifth Republic, to the pyramidal management system of a techno regime - degree zero of politics, although the tip of the pyramid is believed to be at a Himalayan altitude -, with "civil society"[1] being asked to provide some new frameworks for the old order. A revolution, therefore, that is patriarchal in its heavy symbolism. A revolution, moreover, more martial than Jupiterian, since the first acts of President Macron consisted in reviewing the troops, far from the multiple fronts of social emergency and very close, but without touching the judicial front of the exactions committed by our brave grunts, who like to be pulled by the ear, less by the nose. The reduction of the Jupiterian reference to the assertion of power is a misinterpretation, skilfully maintained by communicators, which adds to the discredit that techno jargon and log language have brought to political language as a tool of persuasion and guidance for collective action. The Middle Ages and the Renaissance, which gave much thought to these issues, had warned us about them. But it seems that the culture of modern politicians does not go back that far, so difficult is it for them to return from the almost ecstatic fascination with a political beast whose politics are, however, so silly.

For medieval republican thinkers, who were very much involved in the affirmation and consolidation of the communal movement in Italy, language is a sacred, attractive and terrifying thing, which is part of the public morality of political action. A good rector, a good government, a just government, must also be a good rhetor, the bearer of a good word, that is, a word regulated according to an art of oratorical jousting born in Greece shortly before the emergence of Athenian democracy in the sixth century BC, perfected in Rome in the first century BC and adapted by the university to the needs of medieval society in the thirteenth century. Good living and good speech are inseparable [2]. 2] Even though Aristotle's great political and moral works, Ethics in Nicomacheus and Politics, have not yet been translated in their entirety, at the beginning of the thirteenth century eloquence treatises for the use of podestates flourished, these itinerant judges, foreign to the communes, charged with arbitrating conflicts: see the Oculus pastoralis in the 1220s, the De regimine et sapientia potestatis of Judge Orfino da Lodi in 1245, the Summa dictaminis of notary Guido Fava in 1238-1239 - ars dictaminis is the art of composing a speech -, or the Liber de regimine civitatum at the end of the 1230s by the great republican jurist Jean de Viterbe. As early as the 14th century, however, apprehension arose that eloquence was being misused by harangue professionals for the purpose of corrupting the people. The Florentine Dino Compagni thus denounced the actions of demagogues in his Cronica (1310-1312).

In order to ward off the disruption of public language, the humanist poets of the French Renaissance did not so much seek to lock it up as to revitalize it through lexical creativity and the playful, but significant, mobilization of all its resources. A fine example of this is given to us by Jean Dorat, professor of Pierre de Ronsard and Joachim du Bellay. It is to Dorat that we owe the definition of a Jupiterian power. This one is found in the Exhortation to the king (Ad Regem exhortatio) [3] that he addressed to Henri III in 1576. Dorat begins by explaining there, through an alliterative game, what a non-Jupiterian government is: a non-Jupiterian government is a martial government that reigns by iron (ferrum), violence, to the detriment of law, materialized by the forum (foro), center of trade and justice. However, iron only moves because it is excited by gold (aurum). Let us not be mistaken, Dorat tells us. The power of gold is at the origin of violence and condemns the right to impotence: "It is gold that provokes thieves and plunder; gold also buys impunity for thieves; suppress gold, the thief will not attack; suppress gold, the judge will no longer tamper with rights; law, finally, will flourish, but violence will decline, which is the worst..."
A Jupiterian government will therefore consolidate the forum, reducing the share held by the trade, in order to disarm the iron.

It is fitting that Jupiter, as Dorat reminds us, is the father of law, iu(ri)s pater in Latin. This is all the more so as ius, the law, is the anagram of uis, the violent force. This phonetically antagonistic couple ius/uis is to be compared with the Christ/Antechrist couple. Dorat finds it stimulating to give great things a short name. Ius clicks well in his ears. He points out in passing that this unknown son of Jupiter, Ius, is of a neutral gender in Latin, because there can be no "class", factitious justice: "He who renders justice must be neutral, favouring neither party; moreover, the scales must be kept in balance for the poor and the rich. "Dorat rearranges mythology and summons teratology (the science of monsters) to make us feel in a spectacular way what a brutal and unjust order induces disorder. Just as Minerva, goddess of wisdom engendered by Jupiter without the help of a mother, had as her counterpart Mars, god of war engendered by Juno without the help of Jupiter, so Ius, personification of the right engendered by Jupiter, has as her counterpart Uis, personification of the violence engendered by the jealous Mother Earth. The latter, like Lucifer, misses her offspring, inspired by envy, and Uis has the repulsive and hybrid appearance of the Erinyes. She is like the caricature of Ius: "[She is] a sister of the Sphinx, a hideous monster with a body built backwards. Her hands and feet are turned in the wrong direction, backwards: the feet make her look like a crab walking backwards; the hands are used to take her prey without getting caught. To defend herself, she secretly forwards to the judges the goods she has secretly stolen, and can thus enjoy the rest of her booty with impunity. »

Dorat's not a Democrat. He does not intend to challenge the King (rex) for the privilege of assisting and protecting the judge (iudex). On the other hand, as a convinced Republican, he bases a just government on respect for the law, not on military capacity. At a time when kings liked to compare themselves to Hercules and sought from the moment of their enthronement to illustrate their virtue with a good war to legitimize themselves, Dorat's exhortation was not without audacity. It also sounds like a warning to all monarchs in gestation and in office. The combination of mercantilism and brutal force, state or non-state, gives birth to political monsters. The beginnings of Emmanuel Macron, from this point of view, set sinister milestones. And one can even wonder if Macron himself is not already a way of monster, of degenerated Jupiter, that the media fair exhibits to mask the eroding of social justice for the benefit of a vampiric caste.
DeepL.
French link

The video: After an initial investigation into Emmanuel Macron published by Flammarion in 2016, journalist Marc Endeweld returns with Le grand manipulateur (Stock), a book about the President's worrying networks. He is the guest of #LaMidinale.
VERBATIM
On the conditions of the investigation
"I've been pressured and I've been getting messages. »
"On the political side, there have been very clear pressure tactics - including from people close to the President of the Republic. »

On the financing of Emmanuel Macron's campaign
"We must not believe that all the bosses were behind Emmanuel Macron. »
"The very big bosses were able to help Emmanuel Macron in terms of influence. »
"At the end of December 2016, Macron's campaign team had only recovered 5 million euros, which was not enough. »
"Macron only obtained bank loans in the final stretch of the campaign, at the end of April 2017. »

On the nature of Emmanuel Macron's financial and political networks
"I discovered that Emmanuel Macron, in order to come to power, relied on a lot of networks that were pre-existing in the French political world - that worked for the left as well as the right and in the sectors of intelligence, armament, Françafrique, international trade -. »
"All these very old people were able to come to Emmanuel Macron to offer their services. »
"Emmanuel Macron used everyone indiscriminately, even if sometimes they forgot some - which may have caused him some problems. »

On the old world
"To get around the traditional political parties, to get around the generation of technocrats who were in those parties, he relied on young, nickel-plated feet but also on an old political generation, over 65 years old, who were members of ministerial cabinets, particularly under the Balladur/Mitterrand cohabitation. »
"He who appeared as the new man in politics has only relied on old networks of both right and left, and in his political practice this has terrifying consequences because he has an extremely retrograde and vertical practice of power, based on secrecy and compartmentalization. »

On the Benalla case
"The press has extensively documented Alexandre Benalla's French-African networks. »
"Emmanuel Macron himself has met a lot of people from these networks, especially those from France-Africa. »
"Emmanuel Macron, without complex, is in the continuation. »
"The Senate has done its investigative work, but on part of the Benalla affair, we should look into why it had so many service and diplomatic passports. »
"There is no indication of what Mr. Benalla has done in his African travels. »

On the links with Nicolas Sarkozy
"On the political level, there are a lot of Emmanuel Macron's decisions that had been taken or that Nicolas Sarkozy would have liked to take during his five-year term. »
"Beyond a political rapprochement with Nicolas Sarkozy, the links are much older than we wanted to say. »
"There are a lot of right-wing networks that put themselves at the service of Emmanuel Macron, either because Fillon was losing speed or because they didn't want Fillon. »
"It is very worrying that the current President of the Republic is in such close proximity to people who are in the sights of justice. »
"When Sarkozy was in custody, Emmanuel Macron called him (...). And, at the same time, he no longer speaks to François Hollande. »
"During the campaign, he used Holland to the end and, since coming to power, he has abandoned some of his old friends in the Socialist Party. »

Looking ahead to 2022
"Emmanuel Macron invested in these networks, including the network of big bosses, also and above all to dry up his competitors. »
"Macron behaved like an investment banker who made a takeover bid for an economic group - a bit like a Trojan horse - in places of power unknown to the general public. »
"Today, Macron is in a long-term challenge: he is aiming for re-election in 2022. »
"Macron definitely wants to break the PS/LR ratio and also wants to do it in the financial field, i.e. he wants to ensure sustainable financing for En Marche, its political hegemony over several years. »
"There is a deaf war for state control at all levels. »
 

angelburst29

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
I haven't come across any news reports of Macron addressing any of the Yellow Vest Protester's demands ... why would he introduce Pension reforms - across the board - to get even the Union's rebelling? For what I can see - the French Citizen's "have lost confidence" in their President's authority and ability to rule?

Paris Opera ballerinas, who retire at 42, kick up a fuss over Macron pension plans
A view shows the Palais Garnier opera house with a banner that reads ''Paris opera on strike'' after 20 days of strike against pension reform plans in Paris, France, December 24, 2019. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Ballerinas in white tutus danced scenes from Swan Lake on the forecourt of the Paris Opera on Tuesday to protest against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to scrap their special pension benefits.

French workers vote to halt production at Total's Grandpuits refinery: union
France's CGT union workers voted to halt production at Total's Grandpuits refinery as part of protests over the government pensions reform plan, a union official said on Monday.

French union workers vote to halt production at key oil facility
Commuters walk on a platform at Gare de l'Est train station during a strike by all unions of French SNCF and the Paris transport network (RATP) in Paris as French transportation workers' strike continues for a 19th day against pension reform plans in France, December 23, 2019. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
French workers voted on Monday to halt production at a key oil facility that supplies Paris and the surrounding region, joining other petroleum industry shutdowns in a nationwide strike against government pension reforms.

French environment ministry says fuel supplies to gas stations are normal
France's environment and energy ministry said on Monday that fuel supplies to gas stations were normal despite calls by hardline CGT union to shut down production at refineries.
 

isparnid

Jedi
Long report on the conditions of detention of yellow vests:

"They called us political prisoners": Incarcerated yellow jackets tell the story

In more than a year nearly 440 yellow jackets have been incarcerated for sentences ranging from one month to three years.
  • More than 2,200 prison sentences have been handed down, either firm or suspended.
  • "The toilets are 50 cm from the place where one eats, with no partition".
  • Piled up to five people in an insalubrious cell of 14 m2.
  • "When we get out, if the movement continues, we'll be with you! ».
  • "Now that the image of "ultra-yellow" has imposed itself, there is no more good treatment. "
  • Families destabilized.
  • Organizing to support the prisoners.
  • " Now, we must better inform people to strengthen ourselves. "
  • Many prisoners "isolated, forgotten and without outside support".
  • "They destroy you economically, psychologically. A lot of couples explode".
  • "The system no longer knows how to contain social anger. Until one day it will explode even more. "

Through this report and the yellow jackets, the general conditions of detention are also denounced... and the anger is still there!

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
 

loreta

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
Long report on the conditions of detention of yellow vests:

"They called us political prisoners": Incarcerated yellow jackets tell the story

In more than a year nearly 440 yellow jackets have been incarcerated for sentences ranging from one month to three years.
  • More than 2,200 prison sentences have been handed down, either firm or suspended.
  • "The toilets are 50 cm from the place where one eats, with no partition".
  • Piled up to five people in an insalubrious cell of 14 m2.
  • "When we get out, if the movement continues, we'll be with you! ».
  • "Now that the image of "ultra-yellow" has imposed itself, there is no more good treatment. "
  • Families destabilized.
  • Organizing to support the prisoners.
  • " Now, we must better inform people to strengthen ourselves. "
  • Many prisoners "isolated, forgotten and without outside support".
  • "They destroy you economically, psychologically. A lot of couples explode".
  • "The system no longer knows how to contain social anger. Until one day it will explode even more. "

Through this report and the yellow jackets, the general conditions of detention are also denounced... and the anger is still there!

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
This is a very interesting article because it talks about something that even RT or Sputnik does not take in account. And this article is also very interesting about prisons in France. Horrible!!! How the majority of these activists are treated show us how the Macron politics are. A shame!

Thank you Isparnid.
 

itellsya

Ambassador
Ambassador
FOTCM Member
According to an interview with the Duran, and an article from the UK's Express newspaper (posted: 17/01/20), Macron has backed off from some of his pension reforms:
"it has agreed to scrap a plan to make people work longer, notably by raising the age at which a person could draw a full pension to 64 while maintaining the legal retirement age at 62"
However some unions have "balked" at the offer and have called for the strikes to continue.

He comments on Macron's New Year address that went on for ~18 minutes of him basically lecturing the French "in a way they don't like being lectured... and certainly not on New Year". This, he says, is an good example of why people don't like Macron.

Notably Alexander Mercouris says that some kind of pension reform does need to go ahead, but that Macron is so disliked that it would be difficult to implement; Putin on the other hand was liked and so had the political capital to push reform through in Russia.


Video and article below:



Via Express UK…


A majority of French people think the showdown between President Emmanuel Macron and unions over pensions has been mishandled by the government, a poll published on Wednesday found. The poll, conducted by Elabe for the news channel BFMTV, showed that 67 percent of French people think the pension reform has been “poorly managed” by the Macron government, compared with 32 percent who think the opposite.

Fifty-six percent of respondents said they were “opposed” to the reform in its current form, while 43 percent said they backed the planned changes.

The poll also put public support for the strike action against the reform at 53 percent, compared with 46 percent against.

The public sector strikes are now in their 44th day, but the industrial action has lost momentum since the centrist government made some concessions last week and as strikers face mounting financial pressure to return to work.

The government has pledged to merge the country’s 42 sector-specific pension schemes into a single, points-based system under which for each euro contributed, every pensioner would have equal rights.

But it has agreed to scrap a plan to make people work longer, notably by raising the age at which a person could draw a full pension to 64 while maintaining the legal retirement age at 62 after unions rejected the proposal outright.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said in a letter to unions and employers: “The compromise that I’m offering … seems to me the best way to peacefully reform our retirement system.”

But the hardline CGT and FO unions, which want the reform dropped altogether, balked at the offer and called on workers to continue striking.

The unions blocked ports and disrupted power production on Thursday, but turnout dropped again at protest marches and the impact of strikes fizzled out.

At a sixth nationwide protest organised by unions, the Interior Ministry tallied only 187,000 people marching nationwide, including 23,000 in Paris; compared to 452,000, including 56,000 in Paris, last week.

The first mass protest against the reform on December 5 drew more than 800,000 people nationwide.

But the FO and CGT unions refuse to give up the fight and have called another nationwide protest against the “absurd and unfair” reform on January 24. They also urged public sector workers to down tools on January 22 and 23.

M Macron’s radical move to modernise France’s convoluted and costly pension system is part of an election pledge to put the country on a solid financial footing.

With one of the lowest retirement ages among industrialised nations, France currently spends the equivalent of 14 percent of economic output on pensions.

As such, the government insists the reform is needed to end chronic deficits that could reach £14.5 billion (€17bn) by 2025 if no action is taken.

M Philippe aims to present the reform bill on January 24 so that it can be discussed in parliament next month with the aim of passing a law before the summer recess.

• The Elabe poll of 1,005 people aged 18 and over was conducted online between January 14-15.
 
In Québec, so called French-Canada, there has been a TOTAL MEDIA BLACKOUT on events in France. That is absolutely unacceptable but nobody (no media) touches it??? This is how it will be played out, the MSM will keep us in the dark about anything and everything. Even though there are tens of thousands of French nationals living here? It's scandalous really!

We hear about a princess that has gone rogue, everytime President Trump farts on twitter, but the country of our ancestors: nothing to see here??? - Grrr....

Luckily we still have internet and friends that keep us posted! Otherwise from here you'd never know of the gilets jaunes except for the first 2 weeks last year, since then ziltch!!!
 

isparnid

Jedi
Is the government's much-communicated reduction in unemployment a reality?

The law on "the freedom to choose one's professional future" (sic), passed last September, warned that controls on the unemployed would be tightened. But no one expected the sanctions against job seekers to be so harsh, including PĂ´le emploi agents.

"It's really going to be very violent": PĂ´le emploi agents are reacting to sanctions against the unemployed.

- From now on, PĂ´le emploi has all the power. There's no more outside scrutiny."
- "Everything is more dematerialized. People who are a little lost are going to be even more lost."
- Advisors are making a stand
- Pressure on counsellors to report the "bad" unemployed
- Will the unemployed soon be monitored 24 hours a day?

Conclusion: It's going to be really violent. All this just to bring down the unemployment figures.
 

zak

Jedi Council Member
Alexandre Langlois is a police officer. Threatened by his hierarchy for "disloyalty", he denounced the government's management of law enforcement in the context of the yellow vest movement, the instrumentalization of law enforcement by the government, and the difficult working conditions in a context of increasing police suicide cases.

Alexandre Langlois : Open letter to the President of the Republic on freedom of association and respect for the law at the Ministry of the Interior.
VIGI (@VIGI_MI) | Twitter
And
Objet : lettre ouverte à Monsieur le Président de la République sur la liberté syndicale et le respect du droit au Ministère de l’Intérieur

This whistleblower is really brave. His career is over, but I fear for his life...
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The continuation of the battle of Alexandre Langlois, after having written this book and resumed his functions.
The Enemy of the Interior: Drifts and dysfunctions of the National Police force
Presentation of the publisher

Who can deny that there are abuses and dysfunctions within the National Police? What are some examples? An intolerable suicide rate. Unprecedented police violence against yellow jackets. The denial of these abuses. And yet, the United Nations has been alarmed on the international scene. A police force organized in contravention of France's European commitments. In one case, it has "knowingly rigged a procedure" in which a candidate for the presidential elections is named. Latest incident to date? There would be "a potential destruction of evidence". We can add the Benalla case and so many others revealing that the police hierarchy can lie and cheat, including by falsifying crime figures, and collect staggering bonuses.
The indictment is overwhelming; the reign of impunity must end. This is one of the issues at stake in this book: to reveal what is going on inside so that society can engage in a collective reflection on its National Police Force and reform it accordingly. It is a duty of democracy.
Indeed, it cannot be left in the hands of rulers who will use it to hunt down "enemies from within" according to their needs of the moment, because police officers are the depositories of legitimate force on behalf of the people.
This is an emergency.
Author's biography
Alexandre Langlois has a degree in law and political science and passed the National Police exam in 2005. Assigned to an intelligence service, what he saw and experienced led him to join the "Vigi. Ministère de l'Intérieur" trade union, of which he became secretary general in February 2015. Vigi takes cases to court when the defence of police officers requires it, as in the Benalla case, so that full light can be shed on the actions of the police authorities, who do not hesitate to break free from the laws of the Republic. In the summer of 2019, Alexandre Langlois was expelled from the National Police for twelve months, six of which were suspended, by the Minister of the Interior. Nevertheless, he continued his commitment to a police force at the service of the population and not "national interests", as it had officially become since the Valls government.

These corrupt elites who bludgeon the National Police...

Alexandre Langlois summoned by the IGPN
General Inspectorate of the National Police

The General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN) is the service with national jurisdiction, responsible for controlling the directions and services of the general direction of the National Police and the Paris police headquarters.

Its role is to improve the functioning of the National Police institution. As such, the IGPN exercises various missions:

It carries out inspections, studies and reports relating to the organization and functioning of the police services;
She coordinates and coordinates the internal control and risk control system for the police services;
It carries out a mission of management and organization consultancy;
It analyzes, proposes or evaluates the professional rules and practices of parents in ethics and provides legal advice in these areas;
Finally, the IGPN is responsible for ensuring that police officers comply with the laws and regulations and the code of ethics of the national police. In this context, it launches investigations throughout the national territory. To do so, the IGPN has a national investigation division, eight delegations (Lille, Metz, Paris, Rennes, Lyon, Bordeaux, Marseille and Fort-de-France) as well as an office in Nice. Judicial inquiries are carried out on initiative or on instruction, at the request of the judicial authority (public prosecutor or investigating judge). Administrative investigations are carried out on the instruction of the administrative authorities (Minister of the Interior, Director General of the National Police, Prefect of Police of Paris and Director General of Internal Security) or on initiative if the facts give also subject to a judicial inquiry.
The secretary general of the VIGI police union Alexandre Langlois was summoned this Thursday, January 23rd by the IGPN. He had been suspended from his duties for 12 months, 6 of which were suspended. Following this sanction, Alexandre Langlois denounced this sentence by filing a complaint against Christophe Castaner.
 
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