“I only think of one thing all the time: come and behead you.” Deputy Agnès Firmin Le Bodo received horrific death threats the day before the examination of the draft law on the vaccination pass.
The text is signed “liberteforte”. The elected representative of Seine-Maritime shared it on Twitter. “Heads must fall, and I am ready to come and cut off your head to show my firmness in the face of your dictatorship,” writes the author. He then indicates having bought “several knives” to “be sure not to miss” his shot.
No threat will dictate how I vote. You mustn’t let anything go, don’t get used to it. Faced with this rise in violence against elected officials, it is urgent that the political class as a whole act. It is our democracy that is in danger. pic.twitter.com/mudRybuEwE
— Agnes Firmin Le Bodo (@agnesfirmin) January 2, 2022
“No threat will dictate my way of voting,” responded Agnès Firmin Le Bodo. Member of the majority, she is a member of the Horizons party, founded by the former Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.
The threats of “liberteforte” come as the National Assembly examines the draft law on the vaccination pass on Monday. This text aims to make vaccination against Covid-19 compulsory to access certain places (bars, restaurants, theaters, museums, interregional transport, etc.).
MEPs call for better protection
Since the start of the health crisis, deputies have been regularly threatened with death, often before or after the vote on a restriction measure. The permanence of Sacha Houlié (LREM) had for example been burnt down in August, while the deputy confided to have already received “about forty death threats”.
Faced with this problem, “there is a form of weakness in the response of society,” lamented Aurore Bergé (LREM) on January 2 in The Sunday Newspaper. The member for Yvelines, who will file a complaint for a tweet where she was compared to shorn women after World War II, invites “all presidential candidates” to “speak clearly on the subject” and “ask their own activists to be vigilant about their actions and words on social networks ”.
Richard Ferrand, President of the National Assembly, has already announced that he would make “a precise point” in January with the Ministers of the Interior and of Justice on the increase in threats and attacks against elected officials.