Elisabeth Borne promises, in an interview with Le Parisien published on Saturday evening, “massive means to protect the French during these two sensitive days” during the weekend of July 14, during which the sale of fireworks mortars will be prohibited, in order to to prevent new violence after that which followed the death of Nahel, killed by a policeman in Nanterre.
A decree, published this Sunday, July 9, will also prohibit the “sale”, “port” and “transport of fireworks mortars”, frequently used by the perpetrators of this violence, she announces. “Only professionals, who will organize the fireworks in the municipalities, will be able to buy them”.
Elisabeth Borne also indicates that the emergency bill to help rebuild buildings or businesses destroyed during the riots will be presented “at the next Council of Ministers” in order to have it voted on before the suspension of the work of the Assembly and of the Senate this summer.
The government will also, for individuals whose cars burned during the riots, “activate the guarantee fund for victims to allow them to be compensated”. On possible sanctions for the families of young perpetrators of violence, the Prime Minister warns that “if the existing legal framework is not sufficient, then, if necessary, we will change the law”.
No internet shutdown
The executive is considering in this case a specific fine for minors, on the model of the fixed fine for adults when they commit such acts. “It’s fast and efficient,” according to the Premier.
On the other hand, the Prime Minister assures that the government “is obviously not going to deprive the French of the Internet because there is violence”. The government plans to “suspend functionalities”, such as geolocation, on social networks in the event of new riots, but does not intend to carry out a “generalized blackout” of the platforms, the executive had indicated. after presidential remarks that had caused controversy. According to comments reported by the press and confirmed by the Élysée, Emmanuel Macron had suggested concerning social networks to put themselves “perhaps in a position to regulate or cut them”.
Elisabeth Borne, who assured Saturday in the columns of Le Parisien “to have delivered” the roadmap of the “100 days” set by Emmanuel Macron in April to relaunch his five-year term after the pension crisis, notably reaffirmed the objective of “discussing of a text in the fall” on immigration. Regarding the ecological transition, the Prime Minister announced a mobilization of the State to the tune of an additional seven billion euros in 2024.