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The deputy La France insoumise Aymeric Caron withdrew his text on the ban on bullfighting, which was to be debated Thursday in the National Assembly. He castigated the “obstruction” of hundreds of amendments tabled by parliamentarians from other groups.
La France insoumise (LFI) gave up, Thursday, November 24, to debate in the National Assembly its bill aimed at abolishing bullfighting in France, where the subject arouses controversy.
The rapporteur of the text, the LFI deputy from Paris Aymeric Caron castigated the “obstruction” against his text and withdrew it, in a very agitated atmosphere Thursday at the National Assembly. He considered that the debate, organized within the framework of the parliamentary “niches” of his group, could not succeed for lack of time, the discussions having to end at midnight.
“It saddens me”, launched the deputy of Paris, by denouncing hundreds of amendments of “obstruction”. “Applaud, be proud of yourselves,” he quipped, promising another “transpartisan bill” on the subject.
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LFI asked that a text relating to the reintegration of caregivers not vaccinated against Covid-19 be examined instead.
The chairman of the Law Commission, Sacha Houlié, said he regretted this choice, recalling that the text had been studied at length in commission. Several other deputies also protested, accusing LFI of “fleeing the debate” on this issue.
Several dozen people opposed to bullfighting, including activists from the Animalist Party and the L214 association, demonstrated on Thursday near the Bourbon Palace. “Corrida barbarism”, “Stop bullfighting”, could be read on the signs, under photographs of bloodied bulls.
Demonstrations “anti” but also “pro” bullfighting have taken place in recent days throughout France, where the bullfighting tradition continues in several regions of the South.
With Reuters and AFP