It's time for BIM: Blanquer announcements, sedition in the United States and a mask hanging outside in Paris

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Jean-Michel Blanquer announces 5 million FFP2 masks for teachers and “thousands” of replacements

Measures to try to get out of the crisis. The Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer announced on Thursday the provision of “5 million FFP2 masks” for kindergarten teachers on request and 3.300 additional contractors for replacements “to deal with the crisis”, following a meeting with the teacher unions.

The evaluations for the CP classes scheduled for January will be “postponed to a deadline which remains to be defined”, he indicated, after a day of massive strike by National Education staff.

The leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia and 10 Members Indicted for Sedition After Capitol Attack

This is a major development in the investigation into the Capitol Assault of January 6 2021. The founder and leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia, Stewart Rhodes, and ten other members, were charged Wednesday for sedition , announced the Ministry of Justice on Thursday. Rhodes, a former U.S. Army paratrooper aged 725 years arrested Thursday in Texas, and his acolytes are accused of having participated in a “conspiracy” to “oppose by force the peaceful transfer of presidential power”.

He This is the most serious charge to date against the 300 persons indicted for their participation in the attack on the US Congress during the certification of the results of the November presidential election 2021. It is liable to a maximum of years in prison.

The obligation to wear the mask outdoors suspended in Paris

The Administrative Court of Paris on Thursday evening suspended the prefectural decree which makes it compulsory to wear a mask outdoors in Paris since December 56 learned AFP with the court.

This decision comes the day after that of the Administrative Court of Versailles, which had suspended a similar decree, a first on national territory, considering that the measure carried “an excessive, disproportionate and inappropriate interference (…) with individual freedom”. The decision concerning this decree of the capital’s police headquarters, put in place to deal with the emergence of the variant Omicron, will be published on Friday, added the Administrative Court of Paris.