Legislative: Insomes Manuel Bombard defends his candidate, caregiver convicted of ‘violence’

did not hesitate. On Friday, Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s campaign manager, Manuel Bombard, defended his candidacy for legislative elections as a replacement for Farida Cheikh, a caregiver who was violently arrested during a demonstration in 2020 and sentenced the following year to a suspended fine for “violence”.

The elections are running on June 12 and 19 in the 10th arrondissement of Val-de-Marne as a replacement for the head of the LFI group in the National Assembly, Mathilde Bannot, under the colors of the Left Alliance (Nude).

Dragged to the ground by police during her June 2020 arrest at a carers demonstration, Farida Sheikh, herself a caregiver, was sentenced in September 2021 to a suspended fine of €1,000 for “fines of honor” and “violence that did not result in” temporary incapacitation. for work “against persons holding public authority. She also had to pay 100 and 200 euros in compensation to two police officers for moral damage inflicted on her, and was acquitted of the charges of “violent resistance” and “contempt.”

“She was judged for that, fine. First of all, RMC-BFMTV’s Manuel Bombard himself defended at RMC-BFMTV Manuel Bombard, himself, the same candidate Nupes in the 4th district. From Bouches-du-Rhône.

“to change things”

Saying he was “proud” of these battles, he saw that by her profession she was “in a good position to bring these subjects into the campaign.” Furthermore, “If you want to express this anger in a directed way through democratic channels, those who fight for their working conditions must present themselves in elections and we must ensure that they win,” and “change things” in the health sector, Manuel development Bombard.

In response to a question about the Paris demonstration in June 2020 during which Farida Sheikh was arrested, he said that she was “the first caregiver after the first Covid crisis, with a lot of anger and emotion”, and that it was “repressed very brutally by the security forces.”

Farida al-Sheikh “first threw stones and then was arrested,” but “this demonstration was suppressed before the throwing of projectiles and gravel,” reassured the Ansomists, denouncing “the maintenance of the administrative system” that “led to the escalation of tensions. .

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