DISINFO: French police were unbelievably reactive to arrest Russian asylum seeker
Police election meddling

DISINFO: French police were unbelievably reactive to arrest Russian asylum seeker


French Police arrested Pyotr Pavlensky, on Friday 14th of February, the very same day that the candidate to become Mayor of Paris supported by Emmanuel Macron resigned from the campaign. The reactivity of the police was astonishing against this asylum seeker from Russia who published material denouncing the “hypocrisy” of the candidate and former minister Benjamin Griveaux. He publicly declared that he was taking care of his children and that family life was important for him though he had an extra-marital relationship and part of his correspondence including of sexual content was published on the blog to prove the point.


The real chronology of the events around Benjamin Griveaux is different. The post in the blog of Pyotr Pavlensky was published on Wednesday, February 12th. The next day, the article was spread among journalists and on Friday 14th the post and the sexual content was well spread in the public and Benjamin Griveaux announced that he renounced to lead the LREM list for the municipal election in Paris. In the evening the Blog of Pyotr Pavlensky was disabled after it reached more than one million direct readers not counting the reposts on social media. On Saturday 15th, Pyotr Pavlensky was arrested at 17:21 in Boulogne. He was released from custody after being indicted on Tuesday 18th.


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