Farida Sheikh, a caregiver sentenced to a suspended fine for addressing the police with fingers of honor during a demonstration, will be a surrogate in Evry-sur-Seine. She is, along with Mathilde Bannot, president of the rebel group in the National Assembly.
Amazing choice. Mathilde Baneau, deputy to La Frances for the 10th district of Val-de-Marne and chairperson of the group in the National Assembly, Farida Sheikh will be its deputy in the legislative elections. This nurse was given a suspended fine for throwing blocks of concrete at police officers during a protest for caregivers in June 2020.
The parliamentarian wrote on her Twitter account on Wednesday: “The candidacy has been submitted to my replacement, Farida Chek, in the province.”
Arrest made people react
Then a nurse at Paul-Brousse Hospital in Villejuif (Val-de-Marne), the caregiver was arrested on June 16, 2020 amid a demonstration by caregivers denouncing their working conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic. She threw the projectiles and pointed her middle fingers at the police, against the backdrop of heightened tensions between the convoy and the police.
Then the hospital official was brutally arrested, especially since he was pulled by his hair. An asthmatic, she then asked the police for access to Ventolin, a request initially denied by the police who arrested her, before her request was eventually granted.
‘It wasn’t against the police’
“I was exhausted, I lost half of my patients, it was not against the police that I threw away bitumen, it was token (…) but when you are angry, you don’t think what you are doing,” the fifty-year-old argued over Headquarters in February 2021.
Sentenced in September 2021 for “violence that did not result in temporary incapacity to work”, she had to pay 300 euros in compensation to two police officers, without this leading to an entry on her criminal record, which is still empty.
“It embodies the dignity of caregivers and patients”
On the side of rebellious France, we defend this option.
“Farida Sheikh has been fighting for 20 years for the general hospital. She embodies the dignity of caregivers and patients who have been abused during the health crisis but also the daily struggle of these millions of women for liberation who must live professional and family lives,” explains Mathilde Bannot.
“She is a tireless and respected field activist, and her battles are more topical than ever when many emergency services are closed,” adds the Val-de-Marne deputy.
The young woman also ticks the boxes of these courses that La France insoumise wants to highlight by drawing on figures from the social mobilization of recent years.
Rachel Kiki, one of the maids who opposed the Accor hotel group, or Stefan Ravacli, who went on a hunger strike for his pupil, who did not have a residence permit, were invested by the New Eco and Social Union (Nupes).