A puppet with the effigy of the President of the Republic was beheaded at a rally of yellow vests on Friday evening in Angoulême. An investigation was opened by the Prosecutor.
Saturday afternoon, through a statement, the prefecture of Charente took “knowledge of the serious events that took place during a demonstration of Yellow Vests in Angouleme “. Especially with the “macabre staging during which a puppet with the effigy of the President of the Republic was beheaded “.
– South West Charente (@SO_Charente) December 22, 2018
The parquet of Angouleme alerted
In the same statement, Marie Lajus, the State representative in the department said that she informed the Public Prosecutor of “facts likely to be qualified criminally”.
90 people took part in this event, which took place on Friday evening, on the island of Bourgines in Angoulême. This gathering had been declared in the prefecture but “its contents had not been revealed”.
An open investigation
At the beginning of the afternoon, the Angouleme public prosecutor, Jean-David Cavaillé , confirmed to our colleagues of the Charente Libre that he opened an investigation “for provocation to crime and outrages”. It is the police station of Angouleme which is in charge of this investigation.
There are many reactions on social networks where people say they are shocked by this staging “even if we do not agree with the President of the Republic.”
Que l’on apprécie pas le président de la République OK, mais c’est le président de la REPUBLIQUE, donc il faut agir en tant que citoyen républicain, et non pas comme un voyou. Inacceptable ce qui se passe en Charente avec cette mise en scène sordide #GiletsJaunes #Angoulême
— chrichri (@christoto91) 22 December 2018
On peut ne pas aimer Emmanuel Macron, on a le droit de s’opposer vigoureusement a sa politique, mais rien, absolument rien, ne peut justifier ce genre de mises en scène macabres. C’est tout simple dégoûtant ! #giletsjaunes #Angoulême pic.twitter.com/Mk2JnRk3Ds
— ⵣIzem Samirⵣ (@Tonner13) 22 December 2018