Edwin M., 32, was arrested following the damage to Eric Ciotti’s office, the day before the vote on the motions of censure against the pension reform, last March. He is on trial this Tuesday afternoon in Nice. This journalist for the alternative news site Mouais.org is being prosecuted for having broken the window of the premises of the deputy of the Alpes-Maritimes, president of the Les Républicains party, and spraying the inscription “the reform or the pavement” in a context of high tensions in France.
Identified thanks to the city’s surveillance cameras, the thirty-year-old admitted to investigators that he had thrown a stone at the front of the office. Tried in immediate appearance on March 30, he was granted time to prepare his defense. The Nice criminal court then decided to place him under judicial supervision.
Éric Ciotti indicated that he “would not give in to any intimidation”
Prosecuted for “damage or deterioration of the property of others aggravated by two circumstances”, Edwin M. is a “journalist, holder of a press card number, which expired a year ago”, specified his lawyer Me Laure Pons.
The MP’s office, located on the port of Nice, was attacked on the eve of the vote on one of the two motions of censure presented against the government’s text. Éric Ciotti, in favor of pension reform, reacted by affirming that he “would not give in to any intimidation”. The motion was ultimately rejected by nine votes.