Gérald Darmanin plans "different rules" for "exceptional" sporting events

Gérald Darmanin plans “different rules” for “exceptional” sporting events

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7:10 p.m. : In summary, here is what we can learn from Gérald Darmanin’s answers to the Senate Law Commission regarding the fiasco of the Champions League final on Saturday:

• The Minister of the Interior sketched out a form of mea culpa. “It is obvious that things could have been better organized” he acknowledged. “And we very sincerely regret the sometimes unacceptable excesses that have taken place”said Gérald Darmanin again.

• He reaffirmed that “110,000 people” introduced themselves “in and around the Stade de France” Saturday, either “35,000” more than the number of tickets sold. Which corresponds, according to him, to supporters with falsified tickets or without a ticket.

• The Minister of the Interior has asked the interministerial delegate for the Olympic Games and major events, Michel Cadot, to consider “different rules” from that of dispersion with tear gas in case “exceptional sporting events”. “The tear gas saved a number of people from the crash but it also caused great damage, especially to children”acknowledged Gérald Darmanin.

“Two referrals from the IGPN”, the police of the fonts, were carried out, he also said. These referrals were made by “citizens”, to AFP the entourage of Gérald Darmanin. “There were inappropriate and disproportionate gestures on the part of police officers or mobile gendarmes”added the Minister of the Interior.

• He assures that British and Spanish citizens assaulted after the match by criminals “will be able lodge a complaint in their country from Monday” and also make a referral to the IGPN.

6:48 p.m. : Gérald Darmanin ensures that he There are images which prove the return during the first half and the second half of very many British supporters who left with the RER D”. He assures that he cannot show these images because of the laws in force, but proposes to reveal them to the president of the Senate law commission, François-Noël Buffet.

6:40 p.m. : Marie-Pierre de La Gontrie, PS senator from Paris, questions the figure of “30,000 to 40,000 English supporters [qui] found themselves at the Stade de France without a ticket or with falsified tickets”, according to the words of Gérald Darmanin. She asks that the aerial images of the evening be unveiled, in order to affirm or refute this figure, and that of 110,000 supporters present around the Stade de France, while only 75,000 tickets have been sold.

6:35 p.m. : Isn’t there a design problem in our maintenance of public order?”, “IDid the prefect of police dispatch the right units on the spot? in turn questions Jérôme Durain, PS Senator for Saône-et-Loire.

6:28 p.m. : Senators now ask their questions to Gérald Darmanin and Amélie Oudéa-Castéra. And they are not tender. Michel Savin, Senator LR from Isère, thus criticizes the Minister of the Interior for having overwhelmed the English supporters, without mentioning the responsibility for “gangs of young people in the chaos of this evening”. “Is this communication strategy of targeting English supporters almost exclusively aimed at avoiding targeting this delinquency?” he asks her.

6:21 p.m. : “My thoughts are with the Brits. I want to tell them all my regrets for those of them deprived of this match but also to call on them for some understanding of the difficulties we have encountered”, declared the Minister of Sports at the end of her speech to the senators.

6:20 p.m. : The Minister of Sports tries to explain the origins of the problems encountered on Saturday during the Champions League final. “The very high proportion of counterfeit banknotes was not qualified: among these 50,000 [supporters attendus] we were not alerted to the fact that this volume of counterfeit notes would be so high”assured Amélie Oudéa-Castéra.

6:14 p.m. : “I want to tell you my regrets that 2,700 Liverpool supporters who had real tickets were unable to attend the match”affirms the Minister of Sports, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, auditioned in the Senate concerning the catastrophic evening of Saturday.

6:11 p.m. : 6 p.m., let’s make a new update on the news:

“It is obvious that things could have been better organized” during the Champions League final on Saturday at the Stade de France, Gérald Darmanin told the Senate, while reaffirming the figures put forward by the authorities for several days, from 30,000 to 40,000 additional supporters without tickets or with fake tickets . Follow our live.

“I will propose that from Monday, Spanish or British citizens” who believe they were victims of offenses on Saturday at the Stade de France “can lodge a complaint in their country”announces Gérald Darmanin.

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5:57 p.m. : Earlier, the Minister of the Interior affirmed that“we can estimate at 5,000 or 6,000 the people who push the gates of the doors” of the Stade de France.

5:55 p.m. : The websites of the French embassies in the United Kingdom and Spain will present “the terms of complaint letters” to allow supporters to lodge complaints.

5:53 p.m. : Police will be deployed in connection with the French embassies in Madrid and London “in order to assist” the British and Spanish supporters who believe they were victims of offenses on Saturday evening at the Stade de France.

5:53 p.m. : “I will propose that from Monday, Spanish or British citizens” who believe they were victims of offenses on Saturday “can lodge a complaint in their country”announces Gérald Darmanin.

5:44 p.m. : Of the 30,000 to 40,0000 additional supporters without tickets or with fake tickets, the authorities have been asserting for several days, the Minister of the Interior recalls that the French Football Federation also mentions 35,000 additional people at the Stade de France on Saturday evening . The FFF has “found that 110,000 people had visited the Stade de France”, “based on information collected from the various public and private operators”. 75,000 tickets had been issued.

5:41 p.m. : At the pre-filtering after the exit of the RER D, according to private security agents, “more than half” tickets were “fake”, what blocked “several thousands” of British supporters, according to the Interior Ministry. After the pre-screening, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, evokes2,589 counterfeit banknotes” which were scanned at the access turnstiles, on the side of the English supporters.

5:32 p.m. : What exactly happened on Saturday evening at the Stade de France? Our journalists Pierre Godon and Pauline Lecouvé scrutinized the arguments of the authorities to explain the incidents during the Champions League final.

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5:31 p.m. : Gérald Darmanin assures again that “difficulties and excesses only took place in the British stands” :

5:30 p.m. : The Minister of the Interior ensures thatIThere were plenty of police for this event.” Gérald Darmanin then returns to the sequence of events. He claims that there were “significant pressure exerted by several thousand supporters” on the pre-filtering set up, Saturday, before the Stade de France, between 7 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

5:25 p.m. : Here is the beginning of the speech of the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, on the incidents which took place at the Stade de France on Saturday evening:

5:23 p.m. : “Normally, it’s 18 months to organize such a final. France (…) organized this demonstration in three months. In addition, a RATP strike was announced which massively displaced the supporters (…) of the RER B to RER D.”

The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, begins his speech in the Senate.

5:19 p.m. : The leader of the Parisian communist elected officials, Nicolas Bonnet-Oulaldj, put on the jersey of the Liverpool Reds to ask again, before the Council of Paris, the resignation of the prefect of police and the Minister of the Interior after the incidents at the Stadium from France on Saturday.

5:14 p.m. : Remember that Emmanuel Macron claimed “transparency, light on the facts, ways to prevent it from happening again and responsiveness” after the incidents around the Stade du France on Saturday, government spokeswoman Olivia Grégoire said.

5:10 p.m. : The hearing of ministers Gérald Darmanin and Amélie Oudéa-Castéra begins in the Senate. You can follow her live.

4:47 p.m. : Preparation for the hearing of Darmanin & Oudéa-Castéra in the Senate after the fiasco of the organization of the Champions League final at the Stade de France #SaintDenis From the memory of a bailiff: “you are 48 accredited journalists, we hadn’t seen so much here since Benalla”

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4:51 p.m. : LCI reporter Paul Larrouturou, who will cover the hearing of ministers in the Senate, evokes on Twitter 48 journalists accredited to the upper house of Parliament. “We hadn’t seen so many here since Benalla”told him a bailiff.

4:44 p.m. : The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, and the Minister of Sports Amélie Oudéa-Castéra will be heard from 5 p.m. in the Senate, in order to answer questions from senators on the incidents which took place around the Stade de France in the Champions League final on Saturday. You can follow their hearing in our live.

Minister of Sports and the Olympic and Paralympic Games Amelie Oudea-Castera and Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin during a meeting to identify those responsible for the incidents in the Champions League final in Paris on 30 May 2022.

(THOMAS COEX / AFP)

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