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To show his dissatisfaction with the President of the Republic, Claude (here in photo), a 77-year-old retiree, displayed a banner “Macron, we annoy you” in front of his house in Eure.
JUSTICE – “A good laugh”. Claude, the 77-year-old pensioner sentenced to a citizenship course for displaying a banner “Macron, we fuck you” on the fence of his house in the Eure, reacted this Friday, May 5 to his conviction for contempt of person depositary of public authority at the microphone of BFMTV.
“(To whoever will be in charge of the citizenship course), I will say that I don’t give a damn, but that we’re going to have a lot of fun”he quipped, as you can see in the video below. The pensioner, who still does not know the place or the date of his citizenship course, risked up to a year in prison and a fine of 15,000 euros.
It was during an ordinary patrol on Sunday April 30 in the town of Saint-Agnan de Cernières (Eure) that the gendarmes had discovered Claude’s famous banner. Summoned the next day to the gendarmerie, the septuagenarian had then expressed his deep dissatisfaction with Emmanuel Macron, whom he considers disrespectful vis-à-vis the French.
“He said he pissed people off”
“We voted for him at the start because we thought we had to give him a chance and everything, but we didn’t know he was going to piss us off like that,” he justified later on BFMTV. “He said he pissed people off”also supported his wife Danièle with our colleagues, in reference to the words of the President of the Republic, who, in January 2022, said he wanted “fuck the unvaccinated” against Covid-19.
Until August 5, 2013, a text of law protected the President of the Republic from insults that could be issued against him on social networks or in the public square. The offense of insulting the Head of State, included in the law of July 29, 1881 on the freedom of the press, was then punishable by a fine of 45,000 euros.
Despite the removal of this offense, a banner targeting the president can be considered an insult to “a person vested with public authority”, which is the case of Emmanuel Macron, underlined Norman Awakening.
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