Murder of Lola: the proposals of the right and the far right are debated

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Lola, the 12-year-old girl found dead in a trunk in Paris, has been erected as a symbol by the right and the far right in France. Thursday, October 20, 2022, during demonstrations organized by the association “Institut pour la justice”, close to the Reconquest party, the schoolgirl was carried as a banner by the crowd to denounce “Francocide”. Invented by the former polemicist √Čric Zemmour, this highly criticized term designates the murder of a Frenchman by a foreigner.

For more than a week now, the macabre affair of the murder of Lola has thus taken on a political dimension since a large part of the right and the far right has seized on it, going so far as to propose texts.

The alleged murderer of the young schoolgirl was subject to an obligation to leave French territory, which caused a wave of indignation on the right of the Hemicycle. Marine Le Pen, president of the RN group in the National Assembly, has thus called for a questioning of the Franco-Algerian agreements of 1968, governing the movement, employment and stay of Algerian nationals in France. It proposes to condition the granting of visas to Algeria “on absolute respect for the obligations to leave the territory than the territory”, reports Midi Libre.

On the side of the group Les R√©publicains, it is another proposal that was made by the senator and candidate for the presidency of the party Bruno Retailleau. He announced on BFMTV that he would file a text in the coming weeks to make the State “civilly responsible” for non-assistance to “French in danger”. “When a Frenchman is injured or even killed by a foreigner who has nothing to do on French soil, and where the State has not been diligent, there is a kind of responsibility for non-assistance to Frenchman in danger,” he said.

Faced with reactions from the right and the far right, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne called on Marine le Pen to have “a little decency” on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 after she challenged the government on “crimes and offenses “committed by” illegal immigrants whom we did not want or were unable to send back home.

“I believe that dignity commands us not to exploit the unspeakable pain of a family and not to use the death of a child for political purposes”, had also pronounced the head of government. She then reacted to the words of Bruno Retailleau, who had notably affirmed that “the migratory disorder can kill”, during the session of questions to the government.