The Paris police chief, Laurent Nuñez, announced on Wednesday November 29 that he would ban a gathering planned for Friday November 1er December evening in the heart of Paris, launched at the call of a small ultra-right group in tribute to Thomas, 16-year-old teenager killed during a village festival in Crépol, in Drôme.
“We have rallies which have been announced, one in front of the Sorbonne, at the call of a certain number of ultra-right organizations. Obviously I’m going to ban it.”he said on the sidelines of a press conference on the security of the 2024 Olympics. “In this type of gathering, we have comments made that incite hatred and violence”he continued to justify this ban.
The gathering planned for Friday evening was launched by Les Natifs, one of the heirs of Génération Identitaire, dissolved in March 2021. Initially planned in front of the Sorbonne, it was moved to Place du Panthéon, the small group announced Wednesday evening on the networks. “Beyond, in itself, the disturbance to public order represented by making this type of statement, there are disturbances to material public order, we have clearly seen what has happened. spent in Lyon, in Romans-sur-Isère. So, obviously, I am going to ban this gathering”continued Mr. Nuñez.
A “resurgence of ultra-right gatherings”
Since the death of Thomas, 16, stabbed at the end of a village ball in Crépol (Drôme), a tragedy for which nine young people were indicted, calls to gather in France from ultra-right groups have been made. multiply on social networks.
Last weekend, around a hundred hooded activists from different towns gathered violently in the streets of Romans-sur-Isère with the aim of “undo” with young people from the Monnaie district, where several of those implicated in Thomas’ death come from.
Monday evening, eight people were also arrested, suspected of having participated in an undeclared procession in the city center of Lyon. Finally, in Paris, six members of the hooligan movement affiliated with the ultra-right, including four on S files, were arrested Monday evening during a gathering of Paris Saint-Germain supporters.
“There is a resurgence of ultra-right gatherings also in Paris. We are extremely attentive”, insisted the prefect. The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, announced Tuesday that he was requesting the dissolution of three small ultra-right groups, including the Martel Division.
The World with AFP