Protests against the health pass: an investigation opened after a new sign displaying a swastika in the Vosges


The prefecture reported these facts to the prosecution “on the basis of article 40 of the Code of Criminal Procedure” which requires any authority having knowledge of a crime or an offense to report it to justice.

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New case linked to a sign with an anti-Semitic message in the Vosges. An investigation was opened by the Epinal prosecutor’s office, Monday August 16, after a sign displaying an anti-Semitic message and a swastika was brandished on Saturday during the protest against the health pass.

“An investigation was ordered on its own initiative by the prosecution in view of the photo published in Vosges Morning, told AFP the prosecutor’s office in Epinal, which also received a report at the end of the afternoon from the prefecture of the Vosges. “The sign in question was indeed identified during the demonstration last Saturday”, August 14, had previously indicated the prefecture.

Photographed by the daily Vosges Morning, this sign is held by a man and insults the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, described as “fat nazi”. It is also registered there “But who are the” followed by a swastika in which are inserted the four letters of LREM, the party founded by Emmanuel Macron. However, no arrests took place during this demonstration.

The prefecture of the Vosges reported these facts to the prosecution “on the basis of article 40 of the Code of Criminal Procedure” which requires any authority having knowledge of a crime or an offense to report it to justice. The prefecture had already made a report on another sign representing a swastika formed of syringes that appeared during previous anti-health pass demonstrations in Epinal. An investigation was opened last week by the prosecution and entrusted to the city police station.



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