May 1: Mélenchon calls on police and gendarmes to join the social movement
“Your interest is to enter the fight. Jean-Luc Mélenchon invited, from his YouTube account, the…
“Your interest is to enter the fight. Jean-Luc Mélenchon invited, from his YouTube account, the gendarmes and the police to “enter the fight” against the pension reform, during the demonstration on May 1. An appeal to a population that he usually tends to criticize but who could swell the ranks of opponents of Emmanuel Macron.
In a four-minute speech, the leader of La France insoumise, whose relations with police unions are stormy, denounces the “slightly easy game of power to make people believe that those who fight for social rights are enemies of the police. It does not make sense “.
“Your interest is to join the fight, to be present on May Day, to strike and to refuse to perform senseless and cruel brutalities that sometimes you are asked to do, against the ethics of your profession, ”says Jean-Luc Mélenchon, speaking directly to the police. He calls on them to “turn the page on controversies that have no meaning between the main left opposition force that is the movement of the rebellious and (their) own interests”.
“Everyone to their pans”
The pension reform “is also for the police”, and therefore “the fight against retirement at 64 also concerns them”he continues, regretting that they are “employed to persecute in all possible ways people who only demonstrate and defend the social rights that we have in common”.
“If you believe that the power that caresses your head will protect you, you are mistaken”, affirms the far left leader, recalling “how they despised the gendarmes, saying that it is because they do not had understood nothing that they had confiscated the saucepans from the demonstrators”.
As for the police, “you are called upon not to have vacations in the Paris region to ensure the protection of the sites of the Olympic Games” of 2024. “You will have neither July nor August. Will you let it? Of course not, I’m sure not, ”he continues. Hoping “to be heard”, Jean-Luc Mélenchon calls everyone in the street”, on May 1. “Everyone in their pots, everyone in action,” he said, wishing “a tidal wave”.