React quickly to the snub inflicted by the Council of State. The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, wished Thursday, July 8 that a new national plan of maintenance of order (SMO) “validated by the Council of State” can be presented in “September”, after the cancellation of several provisions.
Speaking during the Beauvau security round table devoted to maintaining order, Gérald Darmanin also gave a new timetable for the end of this vast consultation. He indicated that the last two round tables would take place “end of August / beginning of September” for a conclusion “in September by the President of the Republic”.
The question of maintaining order has become particularly thorny since 2016, the year of demonstrations against the labor law, and, above all, in 2018-2019 with the movement of “yellow vests”, punctuated by violence and degradation as well as demonstrators Dazed by the use of LBD (launcher of defense balls) by the police.
On June 10, the Council of State disowned Gerald Darmanin by canceling several provisions of his SNMO, presented in September 2020, including the technique of “the trap” – which consists of surrounding the demonstrators and holding them in a given perimeter – as presented by the Minister of the Interior, and the obligation imposed on journalists to leave the premises when the demonstrations are dispersed.
Gérald Darmanin has also confirmed that he would represent in front of “the parliament” a new device for the use of drones during demonstrations. This point, contained in the comprehensive security law, was censored by the Constitutional Council last May. “We must quickly agree on the drones”, argued the minister.