for Jean-Christophe Lagarde, “we do not have the police force to enforce” a curfew

for Jean-Christophe Lagarde,

Jean-Christophe Lagarde, deputy and president of the UDI, estimated this Tuesday that it would be difficult to enforce a curfew, while this track is being considered by the executive, especially for Paris, from 8 p.m. .

Jean-Christophe Lagarde on our antenna this Tuesday evening.

Jean-Christophe Lagarde on our antenna this Tuesday evening.

On the eve of Emmanuel Macron’s speech, a track is being studied by the executive in order to roll back the coronavirus: a curfew from 8 p.m. in the capital, even in other large French cities hit by a strong circulation of the virus.

But hardly the measure is it advanced, that some within the political class already deplore it. For Jean-Christophe Lagarde, UDI president interviewed on BFMTV this Tuesday evening, this restriction measure is unrealistic, because the municipalities will not have “the means to apply it”.

Poor cities facing a possible curfew?

“We can announce a curfew, but it will never take place, no one will ever control it”, assured the deputy for Seine-Saint-Denis on our antenna. According to him, “it’s bogus”.

Announce a curfew to contain the epidemic, “why not? But who will enforce it?” Asks the elected official. “We do not have the police force to enforce it. I live in a town that I led for 17 years, the town of Drancy, 70,000 inhabitants. This (Tuesday) evening, at the time when I told you speak, there is a police car with three people in it for 70,000 inhabitants “.

Faced with the second wave of Covid-19, which follows a “dramatic” trajectory, Emmanuel Macron will address the French on Wednesday to announce a series of measures, the executive hinting in recent days that new restrictions could be decided.


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