Give them more time and it will be more like that :(
@"If that was really against the law, half the country's population would be in jail."
Or far more likely, put under continuous automated watch by their Police State and labelled as a political trouble maker. If some of the people in power had their way, that's exactly the kind of power they would like to have (and soon will have), so they could force people to do what they say. This case shows the attitude of the people in power, how we the serfs have to hold them in high esteem, otherwise they want to whip us into line for our disrespect of them.
With such an arrogant attitude like that being used to subjugate the French so badly, I guess we won't have to wait many more years before we get to see the next French revolution against their ruling classes. These arrogant people in power never learn. But then learning would require empathy and these arrogant people don't have empathy to see how badly they are treating others. Which is also why things are getting progressively worse for all of us.
Shocking now that speaking disrespectfully and making fun of a politician out there now gets you arrested, home raided, 48 hours in custody, plus the chance of a prison sentence of up to a month and a fine of up to €10,000 on charges of "displaying contempt towards a public servant". That kind of behaviour sounds like France before the revolution, over 200 years ago! :(