“Republican order has not been restored”, deplore the loyalists | EUROtoday

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“Terrorism must not win”, declared Virginie Ruffenach, head of the Rassemblement (proper) group within the Congress of New Caledonia, Monday May 20, throughout a press convention in Nouméa. For loyalists, the precedence stays to make sure order in a territory prey to a violent independence riot since May 13.

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In protection council, Monday night in Paris, Emmanuel Macron was delighted to “clear progress in restoring order”however the leaders of the New Caledonian proper deny any actual return to calm and name for brand new reinforcements. “We have been asking the State for months to strengthen the police and we deplore that the reaction was not up to the situation”lamented Virginie Ruffenach.

“The priority is not to have a political [envoyé par Paris] here, but to restore order »added Sonia Backès, the president of the South province, within forty-eight hours. “We must stop in mainland France saying that the situation is improving, republican order has not been restored”, underlines the deputy (Renaissance) Nicolas Metzdorf, who repeated that there had been, based on him, “an intelligence failure”, “given the quality of the organization of the rioters, the targets hit first, the actions taken in all the neighborhoods, (…) upstream exchanges, logistics ».

“A very serious error”

All three refuted the existence of armed Caldoche militias, though talked about by the High Commissioner of the Republic in New Caledonia, Louis Le Franc, in latest days. They most popular to emphasise strange residents who shield their neighborhoods. “A militia is armed men in cars who drive through neighborhoods to shoot. Citizens who put up fixed roadblocks have nothing to do with it”specified Virginie Ruffenach.

The excessive fee reported on Monday “240 rioters arrested” since May 13. The prosecutor, for his half, talked about “216 police custody measures, including 144 for property crimes, 31 referrals and 11 incarcerations”. Three homicide investigations are open.

For loyalists, nothing ought to hinder the present parliamentary course of aimed toward adopting the constitutional reform of the electoral physique, the topic which ignited the powder. “The Versailles Congress must neither be suspended nor canceled, those who ask for it agree with the thugs, the looters, the rioters”says Mr. Metzdorf. “The President of the National Assembly [Yaël Braun-Pivet]Marine Le Pen, others on the left are making a really critical mistake » by advocating such a suspension, based on him.

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