A 50-year-old man suspected of having manufactured and installed in Landes municipalities three dummy guillotines bearing the names of elected officials in favor of the establishment of the health pass will be tried in October for “Death threat against an elected official”, announced the parquet floor of Mont-de-Marsan this Friday, July 30.
After the discovery on Saturday of these false guillotines Saint-Sever, Samadet and Geaune, the exploitation of video surveillance images had shown a man placing this machine on the market place of Saint-Sever at 10:10 p.m. and leaving after the ‘have photographed, explained the prosecution in a statement.
Identified and arrested on Thursday, this Landais with a clean criminal record admitted to having “Built and deposited alone” these machines “Made of wood and cardboard”. He wanted “Alert the mayors concerned of the violation of fundamental freedoms by government decisions” fight against the Covid-19 epidemic.
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Regretting that the “Symbol was badly perceived by elected officials and the media”, he said he didn’t have “Never had the intention or the conscience to threaten with death the local elected officials”.
He was placed under judicial supervision, with a ban on coming into contact with the victims and participating in a demonstration on the public highway, according to the prosecution, which clarified that it had not been established that the suspect belonged to “To a coordinated collective to carry out similar actions”.
The names of more than 300 elected officials displayed
On these guillotines “Were stapled thirteen sheets bearing the names of 382 elected officials who signed a platform of ″support for the government’s liberticidal decisions″ published in the Sunday Journal on July 18 », explained the prosecution.
“This list was accompanied by a leaflet entitled ″prohibition of compulsory health pass and vaccination″. On these pages, eight mayor’s names, including one from a Landes municipality, were underlined ”.
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A fourth guillotine, deposited in front of a store in Hagetmau (Landes), was discovered early Saturday morning and immediately removed by employees.
Two mayors from the Landes had lodged a complaint and the investigation had been entrusted to the Mont-de-Marsan research brigade.