Paris. “These people are angry”: Left environmentalist and LGBT activists demonstrate for the resignation of Caroline Cayeux
LGBT activists, politicians from the environmental left and France Insoumise as well as citizens gathered in front of the National Assembly in Paris. This event was held Tuesday, August 2 in the early afternoon. The goal of the hundred people present: to speak at the microphone, and to carry a clear message. They demand the resignation of Caroline Cayeux, recently appointed Minister of Territorial Communities, and three other ministers, including Christophe Béchu, Minister of Territorial Cohesion, Gérald Darmanin, Minister of the Interior and Sébastien Lecornu, Minister of the Armies of France . According to the demonstrators, the homophobic ideas of these ministers do not allow them to remain in the government or the representation of French citizens in the values of the republic.
Of decency and resignations
“When you are a minister, you have a duty to represent all French women and menunderlines Sandra Regol, Vice-president of the ecological group NUPES. By rejecting part of the population, Caroline Cayeux chooses not to embody these values, not to respect everyone.The resignation of these four ministers is widely demanded in the gathering circle. “We are also voters, citizens, elected officials, we ask for respectproclaims Jean-Luc Dumesnil, Regional Councilor Île-de-France and at the town hall of Paris. A little decency would require them to resign.»
Discover in video images the demonstration which took place in Paris this Tuesday, August 2 in front of the National Assembly:
Monkey pox is also a concern
Activists AIDES, Acceptess, Strass, Act Up Paris, Europe Écologie Les Verts, La France Insoumise, Amnesty International and the Divines LGBTQIA+ association therefore shared the floor for half an hour. They addressed the subjects of homophobia within the government, in particular following the controversy triggered by the recent remarks of Caroline Cayeux who spoke of “those people”, referring to the homosexual community. The issue of managing the new monkeypox epidemic was also discussed: “We do not vaccinate fast enough and not enough people“, raised Act Up Paris.
Questions about the discrimination and daily violence encountered by LGBTQIA+ people and sex workers as well as the difficulties in changing sex for transsexual people were also widely discussed during this gathering by the various associations present. The deputy EELV Sandrine Rousseau also passed at the very beginning of the demonstration.
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