Attal avoids pointing out those responsible for the attack on the French government spokesperson: “I seek unity”

Attal avoids pointing out those responsible for the attack on the French government spokesperson: “I seek unity”
Attal avoids pointing out those responsible for the attack on the French government spokesperson: “I seek unity”

MADRID, 4 Jul. (EUROPA PRESS) –

French Prime Minister and ruling party candidate for the elections, Gabriel Attal, said on Thursday that he does not intend to “point the finger at anyone responsible” for the attack suffered the day before by government spokeswoman Prisca Thevenot and several members of her campaign team.

“I am seeking peace and unity for the French people,” said Attal, who was accompanying Thevenot on Thursday in the Hauts-de-Seine constituency in western Paris, where she is running. “These attacks and aggressions are unbearably cowardly,” Attal told reporters.

“How cowardly it is to attack people who keep democracy alive, who do nothing but campaign, convince citizens to vote, debate projects, measures, and priorities for the country,” he said.

“I call on all Republicans to stand between these attacks” and “to condemn them explicitly and firmly. We have a responsibility to be extremely clear on this issue,” said Attal, who also condemned the attack suffered by a 77-year-old elected candidate from Isère while putting up posters.

Attal insisted that disagreements are legitimate in a democracy but must be resolved through debate and words. “We must always distance ourselves from physical violence,” he stressed.

Thevenot, for her part, explained that she is still “a little shocked” by what happened, but despite everything she will continue with her campaign and warned that the “symbolic violence of words” has been rapidly replaced by physical violence.

“I thank the Prime Minister for being here and for calling me last night,” the government spokeswoman said. “We must not get used to this violence. We are elected officials within shouting distance, but never within punching distance,” she said.

Thevenot and his campaign team were victims of an attack carried out by a dozen people while they were putting up electoral posters ahead of the second round of elections taking place this Sunday, July 7. The motives have not been officially established and the investigation is ongoing.

 
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