Start of the curfew at 9 pm: “It’s very early especially for the Paris region” and “I think that it will not be very well accepted”, estimates the mayor of Sceaux

January 14, 2018 by No Comments

The start of the curfew at “9pm, it’s very early especially for the Paris region, it’s a time that seems complicated to me”, reacted Wednesday, October 14 on franceinfo Philippe Laurent, secretary general of the Association of Mayors of France and UDI mayor of Sceaux (Hauts-de-Seine). His city, located in Île-de-France, is affected by Emmanuel Macron’s decision to introduce a curfew between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. in the region, as well as in eight other large metropolises to fight against the Covid epidemic -19.

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“We will certainly have a meeting with the prefect on Thursday, indicates the Mayor of Sceaux, the mayors will discuss with the prefect of Hauts-de-Seine to find out how things can be put in place and especially what are the exceptions, the possible derogations. “ Philippe Laurent wonders, for example, if the municipal council meetings, which take place in the evening, can be held: “Are we going to consider that a municipal council meeting is a work meeting? The condominium council meetings, are we going to consider that they are work?”

There is a whole series of points that need to be discussed and clarified.

Philippe Laurent, Mayor of Sceaux

to franceinfo

“There will be prefectural decrees that will be taken and I think there will be appeals concerning public freedoms, considers Philippe Laurent. Especially with a time like 9 p.m., it’s very early in the day. I don’t think it will be very well accepted by a large part of the French. “

For the mayor of Sceaux, “we would have understood a curfew that would start at 10 p.m. or even 11 p.m.” because “at 9 p.m., it makes all social life very difficult and it makes it impossible to work in cinemas, theaters and all cultural life”. “It’s something that seems a bit exaggerated to me all the same. I’m talking about the hour, I’m not talking about the principle of curfews at night.”, specifies Philippe Laurent.

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