The spokesman for the Right to Housing association, Jean-Baptiste Eyraud, was arrested during a demonstration in Paris

According to the club Jean-Baptiste Eyraud was taken into police custody on Tuesday after a demonstration outside the housing ministry in Paris.

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The spokesman for the Right to Housing (DAL) association, Jean-Baptiste Eyraud, was arrested on Tuesday April 12 in Paris for “rebellion”, according to the police headquarters, during a demonstration in front of the Ministry of Housing. He was taken into police custody, the association specifies in a press release in which he protests against this arrest, which he describes in this way “muscular”.

According to the DAL joined as protesters “The roadway as planned in the demonstration statement filed in the prefecture, the police intervened brutally”. “They violently threw Jean-Baptiste Eyraud to the ground”before being taken to the police station where he was “meant his custody of ‘Rebellion'”.

The DAL condemned a “forced arrest during a peaceful demonstration of women, men and children” and asked “immediate release” by Jean-Baptiste Eyraud as well “the cessation of all proceedings against him”.

And not only the association is outraged. This is particularly true of former housing minister Cécile Duflot, who was quick to speak out in support of the activist. John the Baptist is an institutionshe writes on twitter. A dedicated man respected by all. Especially from all housing ministers. I’m really upset to see that.”

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