In a video posted on social networks, we see two men approach the former Minister of National Education in a street in Montargis, and spray him in the face with a white foam.
Jean-Michel Blanquer was campaigning in a market when the facts occurred around 11:30 a.m. He filed a complaint.
The public prosecutor of Montargis Loïc Abrial indicated in a press release that a flagrant investigation had been opened for “aggravated willful violence”.
“The former Minister of National Education was sprayed with whipped cream and insulted by two men, aged 51 and 57. The victim was not injured. teaching profession in the secondary”, specified the prosecutor.
“Arrested at the scene, they were immediately placed in police custody for intentional violence in a meeting. They are currently being heard by investigators from the Montargis police station,” said Loïc Abrial. The two teachers are unknown to justice.
“An election campaign is a moment of democratic happiness through exchange,” tweeted the former minister. “Things are going well here in Montargis meeting the citizens. I have just been attacked by two individuals who want to break this. Let’s not accept it”.
Jean-Michel Blanquer received the support of Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne who tweeted: “The debate, the confrontation of ideas are always riches. Physical or symbolic violence has no place in our democracy”.
The new Minister of National Education Pap Ndiaye also tweeted: “Democratic life can only exist in a debate of ideas respectful of the men and women who commit themselves”.
“Violence has no place in the democratic debate”, added the general delegate of LREM Stanislas Guerini, also on Twitter.