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Raquel Garrido (Nupes-LFI) and activists victims of tear gas in Drancy: Adrien Quatennens denounces “a campaign of intimidation”

While the Nupes candidate in the 5e constituency of Seine-Saint-Denis, Raquel Garrido, and activists were victims Thursday, June 16, of tear gas jets in Drancy, fired at close range by a man, according to the police, the“rebellious” Calls into question the support of his opponent in the second round of the legislative elections, Jean-Christophe Lagarde (Union of Democrats and Independents, UDI), who denies.

“I was driving in a car with a sound system to call for the vote on Sunday, when a Jean-Christophe Lagarde activist fired tear gas, severely blessing the people in the car”some of which have “facial burns”told by Raquel Garrido, close to Jean-Luc Mélenchon, at Agence France-Presse (AFP), yesterday. “Then one of us went to get water from a grocery store, but another activist hit him and insulted him”, she continued. She and her team were treated by firefighters at the end of the day. “Last night too, they created an incident to prevent us from entering a neighborhood”a relative Mrs. Garrido.

Jean-Christophe Lagarde “refute” any involvement. “It’s a lot of coffee to say that I’m responsible. It is a 13-14 year old who attacks Mrs. Garrido, nothing to do with my activists”assured AFP the deputy. “Let’s wait for the police to clarify the case which has nothing to do with the campaign”, believes Mr. Lagarde. According to the outgoing deputy, it is the teams of Raquel Garrido who “are violent”.

Raquel Garrido posted a video on Twitter. We see an individual, equipped with a gas bomb, running near a stationary car, before shooting the contents at point-blank range on the occupants of the vehicle. The leader of La France insoumise (LFI) and artisan of the Nupes, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, reacted on Twitter yesterday, saying: “The nerves are out. Two comrades assaulted, gassed and beaten in Drancy. Raquel Garrido’s team is the victim of the violence of the Macronist majority. It’s going too far. The sectarian hatred and the verbal excesses of the friends of Castaner and Montchalin are unbearable! » The deputy of Seine-Saint-Denis Alexis Corbière, companion of Mrs. Garrido, indicated on Twitter that “complaints will be filed”denouncing “thug methods”.

Friday morning, the “rebellious” Adrien Quatennens, guest of Europe 1, reacted by affirming his “Total solidarity with campaign activists, including in Drancy, which is undergoing a campaign of intimidation and which, from now on, is even taking the path of physical violence”. The electoral fight, it is fought in the ballot boxes, with arguments and ballot papers, not by violence ”he advanced.

The candidate obtained nearly 38% of the votes in the first round, against 33.4% for Jean-Christophe Lagarde, boss of the UDI. They will face each other at the polls on Sunday for the second round.

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