The police headquarters of Paris had announced Monday, she filed a complaint against X after the registration of hostile tags to the police this weekend in the grounds of the mall Italy 2, located gate of Italy in Paris.
A tag that glorifies terrorism
The space had been occupied this weekend for seventeen hours by hundreds of environmental activists, mostly members of Extinction Rebellion, seeing it as a "symbol of capitalism".
Among the "slogans" incriminated, the prefecture quoted the message "Ceramic knife" written in red paint on a showcase. A reference to the attack on the Paris police headquarters, which killed four people.
As well as the mention "RIP Harpon" in reference to the name of the assailant. The prosecution of Paris had opened an investigation for damage in meeting on Saturday, an expanded investigation for the apology of terrorism on Monday.
In a letter dated Monday, October 7, the police chief denounces more particularly a tag that glorifies terrorism.
A "particularly offensive content registration"
It is a tag that has aroused the indignation and anger of the prefect of police. On a photo taken by police last Saturday at the mall Italy 2. A photo that was the subject of a report. One can read: "Harpoon, come back missing full" marked in black letters. An "inscription with particularly shocking content", according to Didier Lallement, the prefect of police of Paris.
Harpon is the last name of the assailant who killed 4 policemen last Thursday. The rest of the message, according to a police source, does not lend itself to many interpretations. This is clearly a call to kill police officers. In the immediate context of the attack on the prefecture, Didier Lallement believes that this is an apology for terrorism.
An offense of extracting intentionally reproducing or transmitting publicly apologizing or directly provoking acts of terrorism.
An offense punishable by five years in prison and 75,000 euros fine.