The neofascists of the May 9 Committee march in Paris with full impunity for his or her thirtieth anniversary | EUROtoday

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During the ultra-right rally of the May 9 Committee in Paris, May 11, 2024.

For two hours, a triangle of streets from 6e Paris district discovered itself below the management of neofascists. Several hundred folks responded on Saturday May 11 to the decision of the May 9 Committee, the small group whose nationalist songs, provocations and Nazi tattoos had shocked May 6, 2023, and led to the dedication of the Minister of the Interior , Gérald Darmanin, to oppose – through the prefects – every demonstration on the initiative of “any ultra-right or far-right activist, or any association or collective, in Paris as everywhere in the country”. In useless.

The Paris administrative court docket, a number of hours earlier than the gathering, suspended the banning order issued earlier within the week by the Paris police prefect, contemplating that it was “a serious and manifestly illegal attack on the freedom to demonstrate”. And identification activists or neofascists, some royalists, have been capable of march with full impunity.

An occasion all of the extra necessary for the May 9 Committee as this yr it commemorated the thirtieth anniversary of the demise of Sébastien Deyzieu. This younger activist from the Œuvre française, a small Pétainist and anti-Semitic group, fell from a roof on May 7, 1994 after a chase with the police throughout a known as demonstration. “against American imperialism” and prohibited by the prefecture. The day after his demise, the “black rats » (symbol of the Union Defense Group, the GUD), the National Youth Front and the Revolutionary Nationalist Youth created the Committee of May 9, the date of death, to demand the resignation of the Minister of the Interior at the time, Charles Pasqua , then perpetuate the memory of the young nationalist.

Nazi salutes and symbols

This year like the previous one, more than 600 activists were able to freely utter their nationalist songs, reveal the classic symbols of the movement (black suns or Celtic crosses) tattooed on their arms or calves, marching in military style, led by their leader Gabriel Loustau – son of Axel Lousteau, GUD figure and former treasurer of Marine Le Pen's microparty, Jeanne.

The reasons given by prefect Laurent Nuñez to support his ban – “unlawful concealment of face” final yr or worry of “nationalist remarks calling for hatred and discrimination” – didn’t frighten the nationalist ranks. An excellent variety of them had their faces lined by a neck gaiter. At the top of the procession, a member of the home “police service” allowed himself an ostensible Nazi salute to accompany yet one more rallying cry (“Europe, youth, revolution”).

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