A strong symbolic act to mark his opposition to Emmanuel Macron. Disappointed by the Head of State’s comments about the unvaccinated, the mayor of Lavaurette (Tarn-et-Garonne), Nils Passedat, decided to take the portrait of the President of the Republic from his town hall for the return to the prefect of Ariège on Friday January 7.
In response to the frontal attack launched by the President of the Republic against the unvaccinated, Nils Passedat and two of his deputies signed a letter to the prefect of Ariège, Chantal Mauchet, in order to restore the portrait of Emmanuel Macron present until then in the municipal building.
“Many citizens and I are wondering about this new assumed turning point in a policy that no longer wants to be health but discriminatory and the means that your republican conscience will agree to implement to apply this new strategy”, explained the ‘aedile in his writing, relayed by La Dépêche du Midi.
The Declaration of Human Rights instead
Instead of the portrait of the president, the mayor opted for the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen established in 1789.
“Since the election of the former Macron, our municipal council has always met under the gaze of the one who embodies the head of state. But today that citizens have been insulted by the very one who has the duty to serve them, we have decided to return his portrait to you which you can advantageously recycle in the latrines of the Republic, to resume his register. This portrait will be replaced by the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789 which, in its first article, affirms that all citizens are born and remain free and equal in law ”, further explained the elected official in his letter. .
As a reminder, the presence of the portrait of the President of the Republic in town halls is not a legal obligation but rather a tradition dating back to the 19th century.