Following the anti-French violence that marked the demonstration approved at the call of the Wakit Tama movement, on Saturday 14 May in Ndjamena (Chad), in particular, French flags and petrol stations from the French company TotalEnergies were vandalized and continued until yesterday morning. The Patriotic Salvation Movement, the former ruling party and still very influential in the transition, has taken the step.
He condemns a small minority who want to derail the transition by creating and maintaining an anti-French sentiment in the country.
The Patriotic Salvation Movement (MPS), the party of the late President Idriss Deby Itno, says they are appalled by the violence that has erupted since Saturday, May 14 in the country. It is, according to his spokesman, a “manipulation” aimed at putting Chad to fire and blood, a desire to sabotage the “extended hand policy” of PCMT Mahamat Idriss Déby, by trying to instrumentalize an anti-French sentiment that does so. does not exist in the country.
A “pure manipulation” For Jean-Bernard Padaré, there are people who at all costs want us not to reach the national dialogue because they will not find their account there. And that’s why they do everything to create chaos.
We believe it is pure manipulation. Fortunately, the vast majority of Chadians have no problems with the French. This minority who believe that it can draw inspiration from what is happening in some countries that have a different history than ours. “In a very short time, the majority of Chadians will stand up to demonstrate, to say no to what people want to give of Chad as an image.”
The MPS spokesman also attacks Transformers party president Succès Masra, who accused former president Idriss Déby Itno of having “partially fed anti-French sentiment” at the time. “Illegal” for Jean-Bernard Padaré who condemns a desire to “smear the memory of the late Marshal of Chad”. And he does not hesitate to accuse Succès Masra in turn of being behind the ongoing violence.
Disruption of public order, destruction of property On June 6, the five civil society leaders arrested after the demonstrations against France last weekend are sentenced. Me Max Loalngar, the spokesman for the Wakit Tama coalition, is the last leader arrested yesterday morning, says our correspondent in Ndjamena, Madjiasra Nako.
He joined Gounou Vaiïma Ganfaré, Me Koudé Mbainaissem, Hissein Massar and Youssouf Korom. The latter two are not members of Wakit Tama, but joined the protest on May 14. According to legal sources, the five opinion leaders will be convicted of, among other things, disturbing public order, destroying property.
At an extraordinary general meeting yesterday afternoon, the Bar Council decided to suspend its activities until June 6 if those arrested in the days are not released. Me Laguerre Djerandi, President of the Bar Association: “We condemn the procedures used to arrest certain people, including our two colleagues [Me Max Loalngar et Me Koudé Mbainaissem].
We also condemn the prosecution’s approach to the assessment of flagrant delicto, the appropriateness of prosecution, the consideration of the lawyer. And it is for all this that we have decided to suspend all hearings from Wednesday, May 18, 2022 until our colleagues are released.
Loss of more than one hundred million CFA francs During a press conference on Monday, the French oil company TotalEnergies, the main victim of vandalism caused by protesters, announced a loss of more than one hundred million CFA francs which resulted in the dismissal of approx. 150 employees. He states that he has filed a complaint against X.