Last renovation sprinkles Matignon with orange paint


In the midst of the government’s return to office, the portal of Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne’s services was partly covered in orange paint.

ECOLOGY – Two people, “supporters” of the environmental collective Latest renovation, equipped with fire extinguishers filled with orange paint, managed to project some on the doors of the Hôtel de Matignon, in Paris, in full government re-entry, this Wednesday, January 4 at midday.

A video shared by the collective shows the two people, in white T-shirts, controlled by the gendarmes who ensure the security of Matignon, so the doors are partly covered of orange paint. The two activists were immediately arrested, the prefecture of Paris authorities confirmed to AFP.

According to the Paris prosecutor’s office, these two activists, a man 22 years old and a 20-year-old woman, were placed in police custody for damage to a property intended for public utility and contempt of person holding public authority. The examinations were entrusted to the 7th arrondissement police station.

The painting, in the colors of the civil disobedience movement, was quickly removed from the karcher by a team cleaning.

“The State has done nothing” against climate change

In a press release, the collective warned: ” As long as the government continues criminal inactivity, we will continue to use all non-violent means to our personality to raise our cries of revolt ” And to call “all citizens who share (his) values ​​to join the civil resistance”

A few minutes before taking action, one of the two activists detailed the reasons for kid action to the independent journalist Clément Lanot “After the State’s court conviction, the government ‘ still nothing could repair the damage caused by climate change “, explained the activist.

In October 2021, justice had in fact ruled in favor of four NGOs gathered under the banner “

the Deal of the century “ by condemning the French State to repair

its commitments not kept reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

Matignon is the official residence and workplace of Prime Minister

Elisabeth Borne By targeting this place, the “support” of Last Renovation quoted above indicates wanting to designate “who are the culprits” of the crisis climate, namely ” governments, and in particular the gou French verment “, according to him.

2 citizens supporting #LastRenovation spray paint #Matignon. They enter into civil resistance put f.

— Latest Renovation (@derniere_renov)

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” In front of a facade climate action, the youth repaints the facade of Matignon “, claims Latest renovation on Twitter, indicating that they want “force to act a government doubly condemned by French justice and officially outlaw since December 31, 2022”

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