According to Maghreb Intelligence, the services of the Paris Judicial Police Directorate (DRPJ) in Paris managed to contain and ruin a dangerous plan of aggression against opponents, Algerian activists in exile in Paris and Algerian journalists, which had been organised by people based in France close to the regime in Algiers. According to police sources, these attacks were to take place alongside protests against new laws passed by the Algerian executive in recent weeks that further disenfranchise the North African country's trade unions. The plan of the rebels aligned with the Tebboune regime was, according to the investigation, to recruit undocumented immigrants in a situation of exclusion to carry out the attacks.
The demonstration was a parade that, according to Maghreb Intelligence, was organised by "an obscure Franco-Algerian collective who wanted to organise the march on 19 March, starting at 1 p.m., at the Place de la République in Paris". The reason for the march was to support Algeria in the face of foreign interference. This action had been orchestrated to "close the road to traitors who aspire to weaken the country [Algeria]" and to blame the "conspirators who have set up a real clique against the country, to serve the interests of countries hostile to Algeria". These are the terms used by the authors of this Parisian march.
The Paris judiciary is under the control of the Préfecture de Police Nationale de Paris and operates within its territorial jurisdiction, which includes the city of Paris. The divisions that make up the DRPJ are able to investigate all types of crimes and offences committed within its territory, deal with the most complex cases in their area of competence and can operate anywhere. Under the direction and supervision of the Judicial Branch, the DRPJ is responsible for the fight against crime and delinquency and the implementation of all technical, scientific and operational police resources necessary for investigations. It investigates cases involving a wide range of crimes and offences such as drug trafficking, prostitution, organised crime, kidnapping, organised crime (whether criminal or financial), hostage-taking, bombings, sexual assaults or homicides.
Subject to a thorough investigation by the DRPJ services in Paris, this movement was eventually infiltrated by agents of the Algerian secret services. These included a former lobbyist - a person who tries to influence elected officials to ensure that laws favour or do not harm an industry, organisation or the general public - close to billionaire and ousted FLN deputy Baha Eddine Tliba, who had been instructed by the Algerian services to "throw punches against Algerian opponents settled in the French Republic" and whose audience among the Algerian population continues to grow exponentially due to the harshness of his discourse, which is highly critical of the Algiers regime.
The perpetrators gathered around a movement called "Collectif Unitaire Franco-Algerien"; a movement whose openly exposed designs are to neutralise and attack the Algerian opposition exiled in France, it is added. The investigation by the French Judicial Police was able to point out that this march in the Place de la République against foreign interference in Algeria was only a deceptive pretext to provoke fights with other Algerian opposition activists who set up in parallel in the same emblematic place of protests in the French capital, denouncing the dictatorship's conduct and the repression of human rights in Algeria, Maghreb Intelligence adds.
As reported by Maghreb Intelligence, in view of the conclusions of the investigation by the DRPJ services in Paris, the Paris Police Prefecture has formulated its firm veto on the organisation of this demonstration in support of Algeria and the Algerian people in the Place de la République. A restriction which showed that "the clandestine networks of the Algerian authorities intended to do battle with the exiled opponents", concludes the same source. It adds that in this agitated context, undocumented immigrants, paid and recruited by the regime's pro-Algerian lobbyists, had to come into play to initiate altercations with the "opposing camp", thus providing the opportunity to commit physical attacks against militants loyal to Hirak and his democratic demands.