Marine Tondelier castigated the government’s “hypocrisy start-up” for which “there is a problem, an application”, while the executive must unveil on Monday an application allowing hunters to declare their presence, so that walkers avoid the sector.
The government’s hunting plan shows that “the hunting lobby has an open table at the Elysée, at Matignon, and that it is he who makes the law”, declared Marine Tondelier, national secretary of Europe Ecologie-Les Verts, Sunday January 8 in the program Questions politiques on France Inter and franceinfo TV with Le Monde. The government must present Monday, January 9 its hunting plan and the application for walkers.
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“It’s a scandal this proposal” application for walkers. “There are fairly regular deaths or injuries from hunting accidents in this country. More than 70% of French people have already felt insecure on a Sunday while walking in nature,” Marine Tondelier said annoyed. “Faced with that, we should have an application where the hunters, if they have the network and a smartphone, would report where they are, and we should” change the route.
“Is there an application for speeders that says: be careful, here there is a school, slow down? No.”
Marine Tondelier at franceinfo
Marine Tondelier also points to the lack of network in certain places. “It’s c,” she lambasted. If the national secretary of EELV is not for a ban on hunting, she wants to “share access to nature and that this is discussed”.
Some have traveled from other regions to join the procession. “There is more movement and impact in Paris”, considers for example Nathalie, who came from Douai in the North and is already used to the mobilizations of “yellow vests”: “I was already demanding on everything that is tax, gasoline, EDF , student scholarships too, food… and today that hasn’t changed.”
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The demands on purchasing power remain the same, to which are added the denunciation of the use of 49-3 and the upcoming pension reform, which should relaunch the movement according to Jamel, one of the organizers: “We don’t get demotivated. In terms of visibility, we have lost a lot of people because of the fear of police violence, there have been a lot of abusive arrests to prevent comrades from coming to demonstrate again. We have to be united to swell the ranks a little more” .
Attempts to revive the movement
The movement always claims to be apolitical. In the parade, we see a few French, Corsican, Palestinian antifa flags floating, there are disappointed leftists, extreme rightists… “We have to respond to demand”, explains Jean-Michel, who describes himself as a rebellious activist and ” yellow vest”, and who is thinking about the next actions to come in Abbeville. “We have to organize ourselves to do something, maybe in the evening, a torchlight procession, he continues, we are also thinking of going around the city, going to the bakers who have helped us all along. At the beginning, they brought us bread for free, to try to see if they want us to get together to make a bus when they go to the artisans’ demonstration”.
Faced with the fear of Covid-19 and police violence, Laurence returns after two years of absence: “Things are getting worse day by day, we can no longer pay our bills, we can no longer live, whether we work or not, whether you are retired, whether you are a liberal profession or a trader.
“Everyone is in the same boat. I think we always take the money from the same place and that we should broaden the base.”
Laurence, “yellow vest” at franceinfo
Valérie, on the other hand, is coming for the first time. She made herself a big broken red heart out of cardboard. “It’s the break, France divided in two, she explains, We don’t have an exemplary president, nor his team. Is it a crime to be poor? Who do you think is the thug?” Disappointed with the left, Valérie moved to the extreme right. She will not demonstrate alongside the unions against the pension reform, but will perhaps return on Saturday to the mobilizations of the “yellow vests”.