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Macron Pressured As French Police Threatens To Stop Enforcing Lockdown

"If protective means are lacking in the force, police officers will only conduct truly urgent missions and will no longer undertake confinement checks."

France President, Emmanuel Macron is currently confused about what wing of action to play after French police unions threatened to stop enforcing the coronavirus lockdown across the nation.

Emmanuel Macron has been slammed by a “state scandal” after French police unions unapologetically vented their grievance over lack of protective materials during the coronavirus outbreak.

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The French police union leaders have come together to issue a warning to the French president, stating that they will stop enforcing the lockdown if President Macron fails to provide the police with necessary protective gear.

The warning by the French police followed the death of 51-year old gendarme who has become the first member of the French force to die of the coronavirus.

The French police personnel was a father of three. He died at his home in Val-de-Marne, in the greater Paris region, after testing positive for the coronavirus.

The warning to the French government also follows government orders for police officers to hand over their own supply of protective masks to health workers.

In reaction, all the French police unions, representing all level of the force, issued a “threat”.

The force threatened to suspend enforcing members of the public to stay at home as a measure of curbing the spread of the coronavirus unless protective masks are made available to them.

“If protective means are lacking in the force, police officers will only conduct truly urgent missions and will no longer undertake confinement checks.”

Frederic Lagache, a senior Alliance union official said, “There is no reason why we should be victims of a government failure to plan.

“We want to carry out our duties to their fullest, but need to be able to guarantee our own safety.”

Christophe Crepin, from the France Police – Policiers en colere union, told RT: “Security officers, police and other people, who uphold law and order in the country, need to be protected.

“This virus doesn’t distinguish between police, medics and other citizens.”

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French prime minister on Friday extended France stay-at-home coronavirus lockdown until 15th April, as he warned that, “We are only at the beginning of the epidemic.”

He, however, points to an “extremely high” spread of the coronavirus in the country while warning that the situation would be more “difficult in the days to come”.

Under the current lockdown law in France, residents are required to stay at home unless they have a travel pass which explains where they are going and why.

France, on Friday, recorded 299 coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s COVID_19 death toll to 1,995.

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