Among the angry caregivers during the Covid-19 crisis, Farida Chikh was arrested in June 2020 during a demonstration. This Thursday, May 19, Mathilde Panot (LFI), the candidate Nupes for the legislative elections in the 10th constituency of Val-de-Marne, announces, as reported by BFMTV, having chosen the nurse as a substitute. Last September, Farida Chikh was sentenced to a suspended fine of 1,000 euros for “fingers of honor” and “violence not resulting in temporary incapacity for work” against several agents of public authority . This conviction will not be entered in his criminal record, which therefore remains blank. “Candidacy submitted with my substitute Farida Chick in the prefecture”, wrote the MP on her Twitter account on Thursday.
The mother, who then worked at the Paul-Brousse hospital in Villejuif (Val-de-Marne), was arrested on June 16, 2020 a few minutes after throwing projectiles and giving the middle fingers in the direction of the forces. of order, against a backdrop of scuffles at the arrival of the procession of caregivers on the esplanade des Invalides in Paris. It was three months after the start of the Covid-19 epidemic. On the stand, Farida Chikh said during her trial that she was “exhausted” that day: “I had lost half of my patients, it was not against the police that I threw the asphalt, it was symbolic. »
Relayed at the time on social networks, videos of the scene had been broadcast to the audience. We saw the nurse in a white coat throwing projectiles in the direction of the police, before being arrested unceremoniously. In particular, he could be heard imploring the police several times: “Give me my Ventolin, I have asthma. “Images that had angered the left-wing opposition and forced the executive to step up to defend the action of the police. A complaint had been filed with the IGPN.
Today, La France insoumise assumes this symbolic choice to present it as a substitute. “Farida Chikh has been fighting for the public hospital for twenty years, explains Mathilde Panot in remarks reported by BFMTV. She embodies the dignity of caregivers and patients abused during the health crisis, but also the daily fight of these millions of women for emancipation who must lead professional and family life. Mathilde Panot adds: “She is a tireless and respected grassroots activist, and her fights are more relevant than ever as many emergency services are closing. »