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Mhate messages, threats of rape… The mayor of Besançon is the goal of “extremely violent” harassment. The set off? A grievance from the elected official after banners hostile to migrants have been displayed throughout the metropolis's carnival on Sunday April 7.

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“Immigrants” subsequent to “rapists”, may we learn on the indicators of the activists of the far-right collective Némésis. The latter defines itself as a collective and id motion group additionally claiming to be feminist. He turned identified for his actions and his anti-immigration speech, against transidentity.

READ ALSO What is “body count”, this sexist concept shared by a far-right influencer? “These essentializing remarks, which constitute incitement to hatred towards foreigners, led me to file a complaint the same day for incitement to racial hatred,” the mayor of Besançon then confided.

“Threats of rape and hundreds of insults”

The grievance from the elected environmentalist for “incitement to racial hatred” triggered the seizure of the Besançon public prosecutor's workplace and the opening of an investigation. In this context, a far-right activist was positioned in police custody on April 9, then launched, based on data reported by TF1.

From April 8, the mayor of Besançon was focused by a wave of cyberharassment after her grievance. “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 received hundreds of insults and hateful or degrading comments,” stated Anne. Vignot in a press launch.

The native every day The Republican East had made the choice to launch a few of these messages throughout the week. “Be patient, you will be shorn at the Liberation”, and even “Jump into a coffin so that we end up filth”, we may learn. “One of the regional councilors of the far-right party even used an expression borrowed from Nazi vocabulary,” additional denounced Anne Vignot.