"A limit has been crossed," denounces Ferrand

President LREM of the National Assembly, Richard Ferrand, was the victim of a fire attempt at his home. – Jacques Witt / SIPA

President of the National Assembly Richard Ferrand (LREM), whose home was the target
 of a fire attempt, considers that "a limit has been crossed" and is concerned about the country's "democratic health", in an interview with Sunday Diary.

After the discovery on Friday of this fire, at the foot of his house in Motreff, in his constituency of Finistere, Richard Ferrand said "naturally shocked and saddened", and "also worried about the idea that (s) companion and (s) girls could be at home. "

An unprecedented violence

According to him, this violence is unprecedented under the Fifth Republic and "a limit has been crossed". "As if we could now allow ourselves to commit criminal or criminal acts, particularly towards the representatives of the nation. This is not a sign of perfect democratic health, "says the former minister, who filed a complaint.

He thanked all politicians and elected officials who sent him "messages of great Republican warmth," Marine Le Pen Jean-Luc Mélenchon. "Nothing allows this stage to impute (this attempt at fire) to anyone," says Richard Ferrand, while many elected representatives of the majority have been targeted since the beginning of the crisis of "yellow vests" in November.

"For months we have observed overflows, which I have regularly condemned in my capacity as President of the National Assembly" and which "target many colleagues, all benches, all sensibilities". Thus "more than sixty deputies were targeted by degradations or threats," denounces the tenant of the Hotel de Lassay.

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