Just like the mayor of Nice, many cities try to end these excesses.
A wedding in the city is not a wild ride. Christian Estrosi, the Mayor of Nice LR, presented Saturday the civil union of a married couple who seemed to have forgotten, despite the charter of good conduct he had signed, as well as the practice since 2012 around the Baie des Anges, but also in many municipalities of France.
On September 1, the marriage procession left the district of Saint-Barthélemy, in the north of Nice. Very quickly, that day, several violations of traffic laws are recorded, with danger to the lives of others. Drivers of two-wheelers are involved in a rodeo, which has recently become a criminal offense. Vehicles drive on sidewalks, block entrances, passengers half out of the car's passenger compartment, cause chaos and consternation. Violent acts and insults come together during the first police check. The elected official in the town hall, informed by the police, reports to the chief magistrate of the city who takes the only decision that is required in his eyes: postponement of the marriage until Monday.
A charter for the couple
Nice represents a recurring problem that spreads across France. As these cases reported in Belfort on 31 March, but also in Beauvais (Oise), Charleville-Mezières (Ardennes), Nevers (Nièvre), Nimes (Gard), Flers (Orne), Roubaix (North), Nanterre (Hauts) – de-Seine), but also Saint-Etienne, Mulhouse, Nantes, Cavaillon … Dangerous driving, traffic jams, anarchist parking lots, noisy processions and even shots to express his joy, between two eruptions of "youyous": in recent years , Many elected officials expressed disapproval of these practices that accompany the wedding party. Slippages often filmed by their authors and broadcast on social networks, as if it were a contest.
Residents and traders have complained in various settlements. In 2011, the socialist mayor of Forbach (Moselle) had to draw up a charter for the bride and groom, so that they undertook to respect certain rules of decorum. Nice did the same the following year and set up a parallel mission to crack in case of disarray. Not without controversy.
»READ ALSO – Ciotti-Estrosi, duel in the sun of Nice
For the mayor it was clear that the wedding in the town hall would now take place without screams, whistles, "flags including foreign" or unauthorized "folkloristic" music group, otherwise the ceremony would be postponed. 24 hours. These behaviors are "likely to disturb the tranquility of residents and the solemnity of the moment," according to him. While his socialist opponent immediately called "stigmatization."
Six years later the device became final. He was not subject to any remedy. Since the implementation, only a few have refused to sign the charter, in a city that annually celebrates between 1300 and 1500 weddings. In the end, many fewer problems are regretted. Only five marriages were postponed after the application of the Estrosi decree. Better: "Several cities took us to ask us to give them the model of charter and decree Nice, the edile ensures.
He remembers that with each incident "the other marriages that were celebrated the same day had to undergo the delays caused by the floods". The phenomenon of anarchist processions, however, has a difficult life. In Lille, Marseille or the east of France it is not uncommon to see party people from their car to improvise dances. The ring road around Paris or the A13 are already voluntarily blocked by processions. In 2012, even a married car was sunk in the gate of the Palace of Versailles.