I would like to thank Councillor Juvinal for bringing this discussion. I initially wasn't planning to speak on the council, but since my homeland is busy for various reasons, I don't think they'll be able to get a councillor in the near future, but alas. May Aylin Gökçen rest in darkness, without pain.
For all purposes, Copala City was intended to be an autonomous region inside Reitzmag to store the Free Nicolezian government in exile after the 2020 communist coup. While I do not support the Reitzmic invasion of the city without permission from Copalan authorities, I do not support the Haanean protests in Bomballey, either. I do not think that the Haanean protesters have a say on an independent state inside Copala City, and I struggle to find a reason why there would be, especially a movement led by Josephine Areai, a dictator who has summoned nothing but a reign of terror in the Union of Syndicates throughout her reign. It amazes me how she hasn't been charged with a list of war crimes that is longer than the distance between where I speak and the door of the council.
François Le Berre, a candidate for the Premier Commissioner for the last elections, had some accomplishments he listed in his election campaign: Let me read some of those out for the council just to show my point on what kind of a person Areai is:
Negotiated with dictator Josephine Areai - she planned to kill me, a person she viewed as being the "linchpin" of the "stranglehold the inferior European race has upon the glorious and supreme Haanean nation," by submersion in a bath of acid, if I did not join her cabinet - and even then, she would still personally kill me in ten years. In the end, I did, but with the assurance that I would be less likely to die, as I would be "useful for the purposes of the Haanean Nation."
Served, under extreme duress, as "Minister of Propaganda and Censorship" for Areai, a position in which I attempted to serve as poorly as possible while still pleasing genocidal Areai, who wished to kill all those of "European" race. I was not responsible for censoring or creating propaganda; this was Areai's responsibility.
Convinced Areai, through negotiation between the years 1994 and 2006, to replace bloodthirsty Tsaiu-t Ueliohen, leader of her secret police and Minister of Resource Allocation (responsible for overseeing "death factories', among other functions) and known for drinking the blood of those he had killed, primarily through brutal ways (castration followed by untreated infection leading to death, feeding of castor oil, impaling, crucifixion are examples), and eventually exile him in 2008.
There's another point here, but I won't read it here loudly, as the council gets my points very clearly. How this woman still has a rally of support behind him is beyond me. I do not believe that protests and riots are inherently a bad thing, but when they're lead by a person like Areai, it's impossible for me to support them.
Internal Affairs Commissioner of the European Union
(OOC: I haven't really followed the happenings in the past week or so as I was busy with other stuff so this statement might've missed some stuff, apologies if this is the case.)