The head of state condemned, from Australia, the violence committed on Tuesday, May 1st in the sidelines of the trade union processions.
The President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, condemned from Australia the violence committed in Paris during the May 1st; Mayday demonstration.
About 1,200 hooded and violent individuals faced the police . Cars and garbage cans were burned and a McDonald’s restaurant attacked .
“I can only condemn once again with the greatest firmness what happened. It’s not about being unreasonable, but about having the greatest firmness.”
Je condamne avec une absolue fermeté les violences qui ont eu lieu aujourd’hui et qui ont dévoyé les cortèges du 1er mai. Tout sera fait pour que leurs auteurs soient identifiés et tenus responsables de leurs actes.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) 1 mai 2018
“You wanted me to do what? That I stay at home watching TV? “
“Mayday is the day of the workers, it is not that of the breakers,” regretted Emmanuel Macron from Australia where he makes a trip for two days.
A few hours earlier, before the demonstration, Emmanuel Macron had responded to other criticisms, those describing flight of the president this official trip in social unrest. “You wanted me to do what? That I stay at home watching TV? Replied the head of state.