The Paris prosecutor’s office closed the investigation for “provocation to the commission of attacks on the fundamental interests of the Nation” opened at the end of January against Francis Lalanne, who had called, in particular, “to put the state out of state to harm ”.
Francis Lalanne’s lawyer, Emmanuel Ludot, told AFP on April 1 that the investigation opened at the end of January against the singer had been closed.
Following the publication of a column on the online site France Soir on January 22, the prosecution had opened an investigation against Francis Lalanne for “provocation to the commission of attacks on the fundamental interests of the Nation”, entrusted to the People’s Delinquency Repression Brigade (BRDP) who heard the singer on February 5.
The offense was deemed insufficiently characterized by the prosecution, reports Emmanuel Ludot. “The prosecution does not want to put oil on the fire. I draw a parallel with Corinne Masiero. It is the same approach: a cry of alarm on the current situation of the artists and intermittents of the spectacle ”, argued the lawyer with AFP, with reference to the classification without continuation of the report of several deputies, who accused the actress Corinne Masiero of sexual exhibition during the 46th Cesar ceremony.
In his column entitled “J’appelle”, the singer pricking himself on politics Francis Lalanne declared: “We must now put the State out of state to harm the French people” and demanded the “dismissal” of the President of the Republic. Emmanuel Macron. “I call on the highest dignitaries of the French army to come to the aid of the people and to put an end to the social and political turmoil from which the Nation has suffered for too long,” he also wrote.
“The Head of State and his government wipe their feet on Republican Law as on a doormat […] State structures must now be put on notice to put an end to the manifestly unlawful disturbance inflicted on the Nation by its government, ”he added. And to argue: “The government is insidiously committing a coup in the name of the Covid; and is preparing to institute tyranny as an avatar of the Republic, unbeknownst to the French people. ”
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