Éric Zemmour judged for his remarks on “isolated minors”: the Departmental Council of Gers is mobilized

the essential The polemicist, very likely candidate for the next presidential elections, is tried this Wednesday before the Paris judicial court for comments made in October 2020 on the CNews channel. In the process, 21 Departmental councils, including that of the Gers, had filed a complaint.

On this Wednesday 11 November 2021 opens to the judicial court of Paris the trial of Eric Zemmour following his comments on foreign “unaccompanied minors” held in September 2020 on the CNews channel (see also below). On October 1, like twenty department presidents, Philippe Martin lodged a complaint on behalf of the departmental community.

46 minors and 46 young adults accompanied in the Gers

On the occasion of this trial, the president of the Department of Gers would like to recall: “Today 29 unaccompanied minors (unaccompanied minors) were entrusted at the Departmental Council. We welcome them, we support them in their administrative, medical and housing procedures, but also to educate and train them. Contrary to what happens in some departments, we have no “dry exit”. that is to say that no young person, once they have reached the age of majority, is left to their own devices. We currently offer educational support to 52 young people adults (between 17 and 18 years) unaccompanied (JMNA) in the Gers. “

All minors are educated, mainly in two specialized establishments in Gers: Louise de Mariac and Cantoloup Lavallée. “With all due respect to Mr. Éric Zemmour, our support has proved its worth: 52% of unaccompanied minors in the Gers are in apprenticeship and 5% are in school.”

Feedback on controversial comments

In a column of 29 September 2020 on the CNews channel, the polemicist Eric Zemmour declared: “Unaccompanied minors are mostly thieves, rapists, murderers” . A statement following the machete attack on 22 September 2020 of police officers in front of the former premises of Charlie Hebdo by a young Pakistani, then wrongly qualified as an isolated minor. Following a complaint by 21 departments and 11 associations, the Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office had taken up the case. After a postponement decided during a first session on September 8, the trial opens this Wednesday morning at the 11 th correctional chamber of the Judicial Court of Paris. “If the CNews channel was condemned on 18 March 2021 by the CSA to 200 € fine, this lawsuit intends to raise the direct responsibility of Mr. Zemmour and to assert the prejudice suffered in particular by the Departments, as communities responsible for the reception and care of unaccompanied minors, under the Social Assistance to Children ” , underline the complainant communities in a press release.

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