The Paris administrative courtroom authorizes the ultra-right demonstration of the “May 9 Committee” | EUROtoday

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Members of the far-right group Committee of May 9, during the 29th anniversary of the death of Sébastien Deyzieu, in Paris, May 6, 2023.

A 12 months after the joy brought on by a parade within the streets of the capital of lots of of neofascists with Celtic crosses, Nazi tattoos and racist chants, the Paris administrative courtroom licensed on Saturday May 11 the demonstration organized by the “Committee of 9- May”, the identical afternoon in Paris. Seized in abstract proceedings by the small group, justice annulled the banning order issued on May 6 by the police headquarters, contemplating that it concerned “a serious and manifestly illegal attack on the freedom to demonstrate”.

The prefect Laurent Nunez supported this the existence of dangers of ” orders “ and D'“violations of public order”evoking the faces illicitly hidden within the procession of May 6, 2023 or the slogans chanted on this event – together with the nationalist “Europe, youth, revolution!” ».

“The history of outbursts of demonstrations, where such slogans were chanted, raises fears, in a tense social and international context, that nationalist remarks calling for hatred and discrimination will be made”, defined the prefect in his decree. The senior official lastly referred to the “anti-fascist village” additionally introduced on May 11, a stone’s throw from the parade of the “May 9 Committee”. What to concern “clashes with activists with antagonistic opinions”.

A gathering of small id teams

Justice subsequently invalidates the change of coronary heart of the prefecture within the face of one of many primary processions of the ultra-right motion. In 2023, the prefect, Laurent Nuñez, maintained that no confirmed threat of disturbing public order might legitimize a ban. The photographs of the 600 activists hidden beneath hoods, and able to threaten onlookers or journalists who’re too curious as they wander via the 6e arrondissement, had sparked indignation on social networks and within the ranks of the left. Accused on the time of being extra lax in his therapy of the intense proper than of opponents of pension reform, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, had instructed the prefects to ban by decree 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”.

No matter the warnings from Place Beauvau, the “Committee of May 9” shortly introduced the date of its subsequent parade: May 11, 2024. An appointment all of the extra necessary for the small group because it commemorates this 12 months marks the thirtieth anniversary of the dying of Sébastien Deyzieu. This younger activist from the Œuvre française, a small Pétainist group, fell from a roof on May 7, 1994 after a chase with the police throughout an indication. The latter, summoned “against American imperialism” on the name, particularly, of the GUD (Groupe Union Défense, a far-right scholar group identified for its radicalism and its violence), had already been banned by the prefecture.

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