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Congress of Mayors against a backdrop of rising violence against elected officials

While attacks against elected officials are expected to increase by 15% in 2023 after a 32% increase last year, according to data from the Ministry of the Interior, this Tuesday will open the traditional congress of mayors and presidents of intercommunality of France. They will meet until 23 November in Paris, around the theme "Communes attacked, Republic threatened" against a backdrop of a feeling of "republican fatigue". Emmanuel Macron, who was originally scheduled to attend the show on Wednesday, had to cancel his visit due to a G20 summit by videoconference. On the other hand, he will receive a thousand mayors at the Elysée Palace. Some fifteen ministers and the Prime Minister are nevertheless expected to attend.

Traumatized, MP Sandrine Josso gives her version of the Guerriau affair

The story delivered on France 5 by Sandrine Josso is chilling. Saying she is still "in post-trauma," the MNA, who accuses Senator Joël Guerriau of having drugged her in order to sexually assault her, spoke publicly for the first time Monday night. "I thought I was going to die of a heart attack. I thought I was going to die because I thought he was going to abuse me. " she revealed. Joël Guerriau has since been arrested and charged. According to his lawyer, the senator had felt unwell the day before the incident because of the death of his cat and the meeting of a friend who was sick with cancer. "We never talked about that at the party," said Sandrine Josso, doubting this version.

Identification of suspects underway after fatal brawl in Drôme

It is a terrible tragedy that shakes a village in the Drôme. Suspects are "in the process of being identified" after the brawl in which Thomas, a 16-year-old boy, was fatally wounded on Saturday night in front of the village hall in Crepol. About fifty witnesses have already been heard by the gendarmes and as many have yet to be heard. The tragedy sparked an avalanche of violent reactions from the ultra-right on social media. These accounts are calling for mobilization for the white march scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Romans-sur-Isère, where young Thomas' high school is located. Evoking a "despicable and unacceptable" act, the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin said Monday night on the set of the program "C à vous" of France 5 that these facts were a phenomenon of "savagery".

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