Demonstrations in support of the Palestinian people at the call of several organizations, ociations, unions and political parties will take place almost everywhere in France this weekend. In Paris, the demonstration is planned for this Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., from Place de la République to Place de la Nation.
Others are organized in Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Nantes, Dijon or Marseille on Sunday.
Stop the macre in Gaza!
France must demand an immediate ceasefire.
Demonstration Saturday November 4 at 3 p.m. Place de la République in Paris, at the call of the National Collective for a Just and Lasting Peace between Palestinians and Israelis pic.twitter.com/z0ZVBaAtNC
— Attac France (@attac_fr) November 3, 2023
In the processions, the demonstrators will demand “an immediate ceasefire with an end to the bombings and the forced displacement of the population and the withdrawal of the Israeli army from Gaza”, but also “the release of the hostages in the hands of the Hamas,” lists a PC press release. Which also calls for “the establishment of a humanitarian corridor to transport basic necessities” and “the protection of all civilians, regardless of their nationality”. The PC also requested “a diplomatic initiative from France for a just and lasting peace on the basis of UN resolutions, in particular Resolution No. 242 of the United Nations Security Council of 1967, demanding the withdrawal of forces Israeli armies from the occupied territories.
In Nice, the prefecture banned the demonstration which was to take place this Saturday. An appeal is currently being examined by the Nice court, the Insoumis reported.
🔴One #appeal is currently taking place at the administrative court of #Nice06 concerning the ban on demonstrations for a #Peace fair and lasting between Israel and Palestine which was to be held in Place Garibaldi at 3 p.m.
The result is expected in the coming hours. https://t.co/30UbB3m1QF
— France insoumise 06 (@LFI_06) November 4, 2023
Protests under tension
Laurent Nuñez, the prefect of Paris, “met the organizers” of the rally in the capital, told them reminded of their responsibility as declarants and invited them to appeat.” “No excess will be tolerated during this demonstration,” he said. Furthermore, as during the last authorized demonstrations, “the authors of remarks which could be imilated to the apology of terrorism or of an anti-Semitic nature, as well as the bearers of signs or banners contrary to the law will be arrested or will be the subject of “an investigation and a report to the judicial authorities,” he added.
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In Strasbourg, the prefect of Bas-Rhin communicated this Friday a series of measures taken ahead of the gathering “in order to avoid disturbances to public order”. Obviously, the carrying and transport of weapons by nature is prohibited. Idem, “for the transport of dangerous, flammable substances or mixtures”.