Jul 18, 2016
Hollande’s first act after the killings in Nice was to prolong the state of emergency. In doing this he exploits the very legitimate emotion and fear of the population.
But this attack, committed while the state of emergency was in effect, proves its ineffectiveness in stopping such crazy acts. On the contrary, it allows Hollande to limit the expressions of opposition to his policies and facilitate abusive police actions. It maintains a climate of fear.
We refuse to accept the fear and divisions that the jihadists on one side, and the government and the right on the other, all try to impose.