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“CRS = Daesh” – Graffiti That Outraged the French Police

Last updated on 28th July 2019

On May 1st the discovery of graffiti comparing Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité (CRS) with the jihadists of the terrorist group Daesh caused the anger of the police. The prefecture of Paris published a tweet in support of law enforcement.

“CRS = Daesh”. It may only graffiti, inscribed using aerosol on the walls of a bank in the 13th arrondissement of Paris during the demonstration of May 1st, but it provoked the indignation of the police. This slogan notably caused the ire of the Parisian prefecture of police, which was immediately indignant about this comparison with the terrorist group.

“Support and gratitude to law enforcement, which shows once again its commitment and determination without fault”, tweeted the prefecture, including a photograph of the inscription in question.

The “UNSA Police CRS” union was also indignant: “Shame on those who wrote this, CRS is engaged on a daily basis in guaranteeing security on the whole territory against the permanent threats of terrorist acts”, said David Michaux, its National Secretary, although his claims are certainly debatable.

Several political figures also condemned this slogan, including Eric Ciotti, a deputy from the Republicans: “Ignoble, unacceptable, nauseating,” he tweeted.

Of course, what you see below – footage of an incident that occurred during the same day – isn’t terrorism at all.

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