The mayor of Besançon harassed on-line after her grievance in opposition to anti-migrant indicators | EUROtoday

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The mayor of Besançon, Anne Vignot, introduced on Friday April 12 that she was submitting a grievance after being the goal of cyberharassment. “extremely violent”following a primary grievance from the elected official in opposition to anti-migrant indicators brandished on Sunday throughout her metropolis's carnival. “On April 7, 2024 as part of the Besançon carnival, activists from the far-right collective Nemesis disrupted the parade by brandishing two signs without nuance associating the terms “immigrants” and “rapists””declared the elected environmentalist in a press launch.

“These essentializing remarks, which constitute incitement to hatred towards foreigners, led me to file a complaint the same day for incitement to racial hatred”she recalled.

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“Upon the announcement of this complaint, I suffered targeted and coordinated harassment of extreme violence on social networks. Beyond the outrages aimed at me in my capacity as mayor, or calls to commit crimes against me, including threats of rape, I have received hundreds of insults and hateful or degrading comments.declared M againme Vignot. These targeted attacks led me[e] to file a complaint so that those responsible for this raid are identified and prosecuted. »

One of the activists who held up a sign on Sunday, a 19-year-old student in “economic and social administration”, was positioned in police custody on Tuesday for a number of hours earlier than being launched. Another younger girl was to be heard later.

“Nazi vocabulary”

Thursday, elected officers from the National Rally held up equivalent indicators in the course of a session of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté regional council, to help the 2 younger ladies, additionally main the president of the establishment, Marie-Guite Dufay (Socialist Party) there. , to file a grievance for incitement to hatred.

Later, Mme Dufay additionally denounced the use by one in all these elected officers of the phrase Untermensch“subhuman” in German, inside the hemicycle. “One of the regional councilors of the far-right party even used an expression borrowed from Nazi vocabularyAnne Vignot was further alarmed. I denounce this shameful action which aims, under cover of an alleged unlimited right to freedom of expression, to transform our deliberative assemblies into sounding boards for hatred against immigrants. »

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The World with AFP

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