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LStatements of help are pouring in from all sides. Government spokesperson Prisca Thevenot and her staff had been victims of “an attack during an operation to put up election posters” on Wednesday night in Meudon (Hauts-de-Seine), 4 days earlier than the second spherical of the legislative elections, the minister's entourage introduced to AFP.

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“The police intervened quickly. The minister was able to file a complaint.” Prisca Thevenot “will continue her campaign on the ground as planned until Friday evening,” assures her entourage. The Nanterre prosecutor's workplace indicated that it had opened an investigation, particularly for “violence committed in a group against an elected official.” Four folks, together with three minors, had been taken into custody.

Activist suffers damaged jaw

The minister's entourage didn’t want to present additional particulars on the circumstances of this assault. According to a supply near the case, Prisca Thevenot and one among her colleagues had been attacked by round twenty folks round 8 p.m.

READ ALSO “Administrative coup d’état”: what’s Article 13 of the Constitution? While the minister, who’s working for re-election within the eighth constituency of Hauts-de-Seine, was not hit, her colleague was injured within the arm. Two to a few folks had been arrested. According to Europe 1, an Ensemble activist current alongside the candidate had his jaw fractured throughout an assault with “punches and scooters”.

Unanimous condemnations

“Deeply shocked by the attack on Prisca Thevenot and her deputy in Meudon. Violence has no place in our democracy,” reacted on X the Minister of Foreign Affairs Stéphane Séjourné, himself a candidate on this division. “Support for Prisca Thevenot and Virginie Lanlo attacked this evening in Meudon-la-Forêt, all my wishes for a speedy recovery… and success on Sunday,” wrote on the identical social community the chief of the centrist senators Hervé Marseille, elected from Hauts-de-Seine.

“Violence and intimidation have no place in our democracy,” added Gabriel Attal. Jordan Bardella, who discovered the information throughout an interview on BFMTV, gave his “full support” to Prisca Thevenot, calling for “calm and appeasement.”

READ ALSO Key dates after July 7This finish of the marketing campaign is happening beneath stress. In Savoie, a candidate for the National Rally, Marie Dauchy, filed a criticism after being violently attacked by a dealer in a market. She signifies that the person allegedly “threatened her with death on several occasions, insulted her, and tried to violently snatch the leaflets she was holding from her hand, nearly knocking her to the ground twice due to her resistance”. The suspect was taken into custody “for repeated death threats, insults and minor violence”, indicated the prosecutor of Chambéry Pierre-Yves Michau in a press launch. An investigation is open.