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The Rennes prefecture bans the “manifestival” of La France insoumise; Louis Boyard declares assault on the decree

The deputy of La France insoumise (LFI) Louis Boyard introduced Thursday that he was attacking earlier than the executive court docket the prefectural decree prohibiting, for concern of disturbances to public order, the holding of the “manifestival” on Friday night in Rennes. , occasion between the political assembly and the festive night as a part of the European marketing campaign.

LFI known as, because it already did in the beginning of the week in Paris and Lille, for a gathering on Friday on Place Saint-Germain, an occasion “likely to bring together 400 people according to the police”, notes the Ille-et-Vilaine prefecture in a decree revealed Wednesday night. However, the prefecture considers that “the Rennes ultra-left movement could see the opportunity to mobilize the most radical elements of the protest movement to, as usual, lead a wild stroll through the historic center to Place Sainte-Anne, its historic stronghold and the place initially chosen » for this festive meeting.

The authorities recall in the order the numerous “overflows” and injury dedicated on this space (damaged home windows, looting of shops, trash fires, and many others.) for the reason that begin of the 12 months throughout demonstrations in opposition to the asylum and immigration legislation. “There are serious reasons to believe that serious disturbances to public order could be committed during the demonstration” scheduled for Friday, writes the prefecture, emphasizing that such excesses within the historic middle of Rennes “are very difficult to contain by the police due to the topography of the place”.

The safety scenario is additional sophisticated by the passing of the Olympic flame in Rennes the subsequent day, provides the prefecture. She claims to have ” Many times ” proposed to the organizers of the “manifestival” two different gathering locations, one among which situated lower than 300 meters from Place Saint-Germain, however which the latter refused. Faced with this refusal, solely the ban on demonstrations at Place Saint-Germain seems “suitable and proportionate to ensure the safety of people and property”concludes the prefecture, which emphasizes that LFI nonetheless has the potential of choosing one of many different areas proposed.

In a press launch on X, the Young Insoumis·es denounced “a new liberticidal drift of Macronist power a few days before the European elections”. For his half, Louis Boyard, additionally on “the ban on meetings of Jean-Luc Mélenchon”. The Minister of the Interior, Gérald “Darmanin, afraid of a DJ set? Caricature. I am attacking his decision before the administrative court”writes the LFI deputy.