Manuel Valls, in a campaign in Strasbourg, has been enfariné Thursday by an opponent who wanted to question the former Prime minister on the 49.3 while the latter was about to enter a coffee shop, has found an AFP journalist.
“49.3 we don’t forget ! We don’t forget !”, launched the author of the incident by contacting Manuel Valls. The individual, a man of some thirty years was able to approach the former Prime minister from behind, said a journalist from AFP.
He was arrested in the aftermath by the police.
The incident took place around 14 hours at the entrance to a coffee shop, where Manuel Valls was expected to join the elected officials of the left and supporters. The Prime minister remained impassive, wiping his face with a handkerchief before settling in this hotel, which is adjacent to the Christmas market.
a week ago, Manuel Valls, has pushed the campaign for the primary of the PS, by advancing the proposal of a shock removal of the 49-3, weapon controversial that it has used to impose the law work.
Before the incident, Manuel Valls, who came with his wife to visit the Christmas market of Strasbourg in the framework of the campaign for the primary of the left, said he wanted to make the protection of the French its “priority”.
“What I want to say by coming here, that is to say to our compatriots that their protection is my priority and at the same time, it is necessary to live,” said Manuel Valls at the foot of the timbered houses of the picturesque district of Petite France, going to a meeting of visitors, merchants, but also of the forces of law and order.
Arrived around 11 a.m., the applicant has chosen to walk on foot from the station to the cathedral, as his opponent said Emmanuel Macron had done on 4 October in Strasbourg.
“We wander, we travel,” said Manuel Valls, the serene face, who want to take “this message to a France that was gathered, of a Republic strong, firm and at the same time, France fraternal”.
The former head of the government of François Hollande has said that he is worried about the influence of networks related to Russia “seeking to weigh in on the fate of a number of countries”.
It was dog-eared in passing his rival from the right and from the centre for the presidential election François Fillon.
“I have already had occasion to worry about the alignment of Fillon on the positions of Putin. I respect Russia, but it is necessary to speak with him directly. It may not be aligned with a country,” insisted Manuel Valls in front of journalists.
Manuel Valls also responded to charges that the financing of the campaign of the FN by funds Russian, as revealed by the Canard enchaîné, on the basis of a note from american intelligence.
“This is another case, still more serious. And you can clearly see that the extreme-right, who speak so much about sovereignty and independence, is ready to give up for reasons of funding, depending on his interests. But we knew, the FN doesn’t like France,” said Mr. Valls.
Manuel Valls was scheduled to leave Strasbourg at 17 hours.
22/12/2016 15:55:53 – Strasbourg (AFP) – © 2016 AFP