Tensions in Sudan, mobilization against the A69 motorway project in the Tarn, a historic London marathon… A lot has happened in the last 48 hours. We take stock.
1. France and many Western countries evacuate their nationals to Sudan
France, but also the United States and Italy began to evacuate their nationals and diplomatic personnel on Sunday as deadly fighting between the army and paramilitaries has been raging for more than a week in Sudan. Since April 15, the two generals in power since their 2021 putsch have embarked on a merciless war. The violence, mainly in Khartoum and Darfur (west), has claimed more than 420 dead and 3,700 injured, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). They have displaced tens of thousands of people to other states in Sudan or across borders to Chad and Egypt. And they led to the mobilization of several countries to evacuate their nationals.
More info: How and why did this civil war break out in Sudan? The editorial staff of 20 Minutes explains to you who the belligerents are and how the situation could evolve in a news summary.
2. A major mobilization against the A69 project in the Tarn
4,500 to 8,200 people demonstrated peacefully against the construction site of the A69 motorway between Castres and Toulouse. Opponents denounce a highway project that they consider contradictory with the climate emergency and demand “less tar”, during a festive mobilization, but under close surveillance as our journalist Hélène Ménal tells in her report on the spot. During a press conference, the organizers of the event proposed a development of the existing national road and denounced the loss of agricultural land or biodiversity that the construction of this 53 km stretch of motorway would entail.
More info: In Alsace, the hopes of a majority for the exit from the Grand-Est region were dashed by a declaration by President Emmanuel Macron in an interview published Thursday by Les Latest News from Alsace (DNA). “I want Alsatians […] know that the Grand-Est region brings them a lot. This is particularly the case for transport and land use planning. It is more than what Alsace could have done alone, ”argues the head of state. This weekend, many local politicians expressed their disappointment with the statement.
3. The law on marriage for all celebrated its 10th anniversary this Sunday
On April 23, 2013, the law that authorized same-sex marriage was enacted after heated debates in Parliament and significant demonstrations by its opponents. Since then, it’s been a desert, as our political journalist Rachel Garrat-Valcarcel explains, except for the opening of PMA to couples of cisgender women and single women or very small advances on the rights of trans people. . Adoption remains an obstacle course for these couples as mentioned in the testimonies collected by our journalist Cécile de Sèze. In the interview he gave to 20 minutesFrançois Hollande “deeply regrets” not having had the PMA voted for all that he ultimately did not vote for during his term as President of the Republic.
More info: How are gay couples portrayed on TV? How are LGBT+ couples perceived in the West Indies? How did wedding professionals attract these new customers? Discover all our articles and videos in our file dedicated to the 10 years of the law on marriage for all.
4. Outstanding performances at the London Marathon
One won the first marathon of her career, the second set the second fastest time in history, the two made an impression: Dutchwoman Sifan Hassan and Kenyan Kelvin Kiptum won a very high London marathon on Sunday. Invoice. Before London, Hassan, Olympic champion in the 5,000m and 10,000m in Tokyo in 2021 (a historic booty embellished with a bronze medal in the 1,500m), had never run over the distance and, before starting the season athletics on the track, in the open air, came to test themselves with a view to the Games in Paris, next year. Kiptum had already impressed by becoming the third best performer in history (2:01.53) in his first marathon, in Valencia in December. Only the legendary Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele had better times.
More info: In cycling, Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, who was aiming for a hat-trick in the Ardennes classics, abandoned Liège-Bastogne-Liège this Sunday after a fall and suffered a broken wrist. The abandonment of the 24-year-old Slovenian rider, who has just won the Amstel Gold Race and the Flèche Wallonne, deprives the race of a royal and long-awaited explanation with the Belgian Remco Evenepoel, title holder.
5. Pedestrians hit by a car at the Berck Kite Festival
A vehicle whose septuagenarian driver “lost control” “accidentally” overturned and injured Saturday, around 6:30 p.m., ten pedestrians, including four classified as “absolute emergency”, in Berck-sur-Mer, where the ” international kite meetings”. The vehicle “driven by a seventy-six-year-old disabled person hit the crowd,” the public prosecutor of Boulogne-sur-Mer said in a statement. “The driver allegedly lost control of his vehicle after confusing the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal,” he said. “Tested negative for alcohol and narcotics, the defendant, slightly injured after the intervention of a witness, will be heard later in this context”. The prosecution deplores a total of “eleven victims” including four in “absolute urgency”, and the others in “relative urgency”.
More info: In Paris, a woman died after being hit by a metro on Saturday at Bel Air station on line 6. “A woman born in 1977 saw her coat stuck on getting off the train, and her death ensued”, said clarified the prosecution. An investigation into the causes of death has been opened and entrusted to the police station of the 12th arrondissement of Paris, added the prosecution. According to the RATP, “the emergency services intervened but the woman was declared dead”.