demonstrations across France against “rape culture En Marche”

Several thousand people demonstrated on Friday in Paris and in several cities in France against the presence of Gérald Darmanin’s and Eric Dupond-Moretti’s government. The protesters responded to the national call launched by the feminist collective Nous Tous to condemn “Rape culture En Marche”.

Condemning the “rape culture in Marche” protested several thousand protesters, Friday, July 10, in Paris and several cities in France, against the presence of Gérald Darmanin’s government, accused of rape, and ÉricDupond-Moretti, very critical of the #MeToo movement.

“Welcome to the Ministry of Rape”, “Rapists in prison, not in government”, “An internal rape, an accomplice to justice”: the signs held left no doubt about the protesters’ outrage, mostly women.

“We are there to demand the resignation of part of the government. When I found out about these appointments, I cried because I myself was a victim of rape, for myself as for all victims, it was an insult,” said AnouckLagarrige, a 22-year-old employee in the cultural sector, among the audience gathered in front of the court in Toulouse

“The presumption of innocence, it is easily felt when it affects heterosexual white men. If tomorrow some of us would admit that we were accused of rape during a job interview, I doubt he would have a job”, for his partAlainRanaivonjatovo, a 26-year-old employee who also demonstrated in Toulouse.

“Lahonte! Lahonte!”

The protesters were about a thousand in the foreground of the Hôtel de Ville in Paris, also at the feminist collective #NousAll’s talks. “The appointment of Darmanin is a mockery of all the victims,” ​​the student Nollaïg said at the age of 24. “This kind of gathering will awaken people.”

While the protesters sang “Shame! Shame!” and sang “The Great Cause of the Quennie and the Grenelle, It Was Duplicate,” the feminist activist Caroline de Haas assured for her part: “We are not waiting for departure [du gouvernement], we expect nothing more. “

On the colonnade that closed the entrance to the Bordeaux town hall, where the protesters numbered 600 according to the prefecture, a large black banner had been stretched out, written in fluorescent green “power”, followed by a circle on a cross, the symbolic sign of the woman.

Seven hundred people also demonstrated in Nantes according to the prefecture.

In Lyon, where there were 500 according to police, Fred, 54, believed “the government would follow the budget requests it could have put on the table for women’s rights,” but she regrets “This is not the case.”

In Grenoble, a black coffin, written “RIP the great cause of the Quinquennium”, equality between women and men, was placed symbolically around 6 o’clock in front of the entrance to the Palais de Justice.

With AFP