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Prime Minister Gabriel Attal speaks with a member of the Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture (MJC), during a visit to mark his hundred days in Matignon, in Viry-Châtillon, south of Paris, April 18, 2024.

After a brand new deadly brawl involving a minor throughout the weekend, Gabriel Attal should start, Monday April 29, his consultations with political teams round his proposals supposed to stem the violence of a part of the youth. The Prime Minister will first obtain the chief of the deputies of La France insoumise (LFI), Mathilde Panot, and the coordinator of the “insoumis” motion, Manuel Bompard, at 5:30 p.m., based on Matignon.

The interview will cowl ” notably [sur] the answers to be provided in terms of prevention and management of juvenile delinquency ». He will then meet at 7 p.m. with the representatives of the majority: the leader of the Renaissance senators, François Patriat, that of the Renaissance deputies, Sylvain Maillard, the president of the Horizons group in the Assembly, Laurent Marcangeli, and the deputy Erwan Balanant for the MoDem group.

These consultations must be the subject of a progress update in four weeks and a conclusion in two months. They take place just after the death of a 15-year-old minor in Châteauroux (Indre), Saturday evening, following a fight with knives, and several recent incidents of violence between young people which have strongly marked the opinion, such as the fatal beating of Shemseddine, 15, attacked as he left his college in Viry-Châtillon (Essonne), on April 4.

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Series of measures announced last week

The alleged perpetrator of the acts in Châteauroux, also aged 15, was arrested and must be brought before justice on Monday. The fact that he would “of Afghan origin”according to a source close to the investigation, led several figures from the right and the extreme right to denounce the “migratory policy” of the government. A recurring criticism from this side of the chessboard in the European campaign, for which the Macronist majority is currently largely behind the National Rally (RN) in the polls.

“This is a new drama linked to our migration policy”asserted on the president and head of the list of the far-right party in the European elections, Jordan Bardella, who will in turn be received by Gabriel Attal on Thursday at noon, according to the MEP's agenda. “No tolerance, it’s prison and the plane!” »added the president of the Republicans (LR), Eric Ciotti, still on X. “The French want a penal revolution and a real immigration law”wrote the leader of the LR senators, Bruno Retailleau.

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Gabriel Attal had already received the President of the National Assembly, Yaël Braun-Pivet, on Friday on the same theme, after having lunch on Tuesday with mayors of cities hit by the riots in the summer of 2023 which had involved adolescents. From Viry-Châtillon, the head of government announced on April 19 a series of measures to deal with “addiction to violence” of some young people.

In particular, he wanted disruptive students to be “sanctioned” in obtaining their school diplomas, conditioning the erasure of this mention to “carrying out activities of general interest and, of course, keeping oneself in line”. On the judicial side, he said he was ready to open the debate on “mitigations of the minority excuse” in criminal convictions and on the possibility of “establish an immediate appearance in court for young people aged 16 and over”. He also insisted on parental responsibility.

Gabriel Attal also went to Nice on Monday to illustrate the section “prevention” of his project by visiting an experimental educational boarding school.

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The World with AFP

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