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Gabriel Attal pays tribute to the 2 gendarmes “who fell to restore order”

The Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, paid tribute on Friday to the 2 gendarmes killed throughout the violence in New Caledonia, “fell to restore order, protect our fellow citizens”throughout a ceremony in Maisons-Alfort (Val-de-Marne).

“Two gendarmes fell to restore order, to protect our fellow citizens. Two gendarmes fell, wearing the uniform of France in the face of riots and violence”declared the top of presidency. “We will draw from your example the strength to continue the mission”added Gabriel Attal, going through the coffins of the 2 lacking gendarmes.

Chief Marshal Nicolas Molinari (22 years outdated) and Major Xavier Salou (46 years outdated) have been killed respectively on May 15 and 16 within the archipelago, the primary by a shot within the head in intervention, the second by a unintentional capturing of one in all his colleagues whereas dealing with a weapon.

They are among the many seven victims of the violence which has shaken New Caledonia for ten days, in opposition to a backdrop of protest in opposition to an electoral reform rejected regionally by the separatists. “Today, in New Caledonia, the mission continues”affirmed Gabriel Attal, recalling that “it is indeed order that must be reestablished, and reestablished quickly before the situation degenerates further”.

“The situation today remains extremely fragile in New Caledonia, anything can cause it to falter”he added, advocating “appeasement”. “This appeasement, this dialogue, is what the President of the Republic is working towards by going on site, listening to the actors, creating the conditions for dialogue”he concluded, earlier than inserting the army medal and the badge of knight of the Legion of Honor on the coffins of the 2 gendarmes.