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In an interview published in Nice Matin on Monday, Macron suggested Legay didn’t behave “responsibly,” saying that “fragile” people shouldn’t attend “places that are defined as prohibited.” “I wish her a speedy recovery, and perhaps a form of wisdom,” he added. French authorities banned protests in several areas Saturday, and Nice was under extra security because the city was preparing for the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Attac, the group that Legay is a member of, is pushing back, saying Monday it is filing a complaint for “voluntary violence” on a vulnerable person by a person holding “public authority.” In a statement, it said “Attac France demands that all the light be shed and that the responsibility for these acts of violence against Genevieve Legay be clearly established.” In addition, French authorities in Nice said Sunday they were investigating the case. At least 2,000 people have been injured in protest violence since the yellow vest movement began in November, and 11 people have been killed in protest-related road incidents.
Macron under fire for criticising elderly woman injured at "yellow vest" protest AFP [email protected] @thelocalfrance 25 March 2019 13:07 CET+01:00 yellow vest Share this article Macron under fire for criticising elderly woman injured at Genevieve Legay at Saturday's protest in Nice. Photo: AFP France's Emmanuel Macron has been accused of lacking empathy after criticising an elderly "yellow vest" protester who was badly injured during a demonstration in Nice at the weekend. Genevieve Legay, a 73-year-old anti-globalisation activist, suffered a fractured skull on Saturday after riot police charged anti-government demonstrators in the Riviera city of Nice. Nice prosecutor Jean-Michel Prêtre said she appeared to have hit her head on a bollard as the police were trying to prevent protesters from entering an area declared off-limits to demonstrators.
If this were an Arab country with oil, the US military and media would be screaming for regime change.