“I am thinking above all of Lola’s parents, her brother and her half-brother, of the disarray of this family which is incredibly dignified and united at this moment”, declared the head of state.
“And I think she needs first and foremost the respect and affection of the nation,” he continued.
The circumstances of Lola’s death and the profile of the suspect, of Algerian nationality and under an obligation to leave French territory (OQTF), have aroused strong criticism on the right and the far right.
For their part, the parents of the victim indicated that they wanted “no political recovery”.
“There is an investigation into the murder of little Lola and it is up to both the investigators to shed light, and the government to explain what has been done, and to see if there are any decisions to be made. take,” Macron said.
“What affects us all?”, he then questioned. “It is the atrocity of this crime. And it is also what is both unspeakable and absolute: when you are faced with radical evil and you experience that it is possible in our society”, continued the Head of State, considering that “all parents live in their flesh what Lola’s parents live”.
A rally to “support family and loved ones” of the victim is planned for Friday in Fouquereuil (Pas-de-Calais), the town where the father of the young teenager is from, before a funeral scheduled for Monday at 2:30 p.m. in Lilles, city of origin of his mother, in the same department.
After calls to demonstrate from the far right, the parents of the schoolgirl called on Thursday for “dignity” and “respect”, saying “(wish) that the various ceremonies take place in a spirit of serenity and calm, far from political and media unrest”.