In Paris, hundreds of demonstrators in a procession dominated by assist for the Palestinians | EUROtoday

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Demonstration at the call of Emergency Palestine, Urgence Kanaky and the Committee for Clément, in Paris, June 1, 2024.

A small group of black blocs, who got here to honor the reminiscence of Clément Méric, an anti-fascist activist who died eleven years in the past, on June 5, 2013, in a brawl with skinheads, opened the march. Arms are raised to the cries of “We are all anti-fascists” like stadiums. The procession referred to as by the Committee for Clément, Saturday 1er June afternoon, to which Urgence Palestine and Urgence Kanaky had joined, was shortly dominated by demonstrators in assist of the Palestinians, who made up the majority of the 22,000 folks, in keeping with the police, marching between Place de la République and Place Gambetta in Paris.

Students, and particularly feminine college students, from North African immigration, very younger women, few veils however a number of keffiyehs, a number of palms painted pink: within the opinion of standard members, the procession was extra intensive, regardless of the rain, and youthful than normal. “More people”assures Maissane Naïma, 23 years outdated, scholar in Paris, as in the course of the first parades towards the Israeli response, in October 2023. This is confirmed by Salomé Garcenot, in hypokhâgne on the Parisian Victor-Duruy highschool, which has change into politicized with the legislation “ global security”, on the finish of 2020, then the legislation on pensions, in 2023. “More energy too”says Sara, 25 years outdated, a younger worker from Picardy, face hidden beneath her keffiyeh.

No head procession composed of elected officers or personalities, just a few banners of far-left teams (NPA-Revolutionaries, the anarchist union CNT, the Union of Libertarian Communists, Permanent Revolution) and, right here and there, tricolor scarves of some “rebellious” deputies: Ersilia Soudais (Seine-et-Marne), Mathilde Panot (Val-de-Marne), or Thomas Portes (Seine-Saint-Denis).

“Israel get out of there”, sound methods chant

“We must applaud Rima Hassan and all the LFI deputies”, launches the Urgence Palestine sound system, in assist of the candidate for the European elections. Just a few days earlier, LFI deputy Sébastien Delogu was excluded from the National Assembly for 2 weeks for displaying a Palestinian flag within the hemicycle.

“All eyes on Rafah” (“All eyes on Rafah”), says a small cardboard signal. She's on their lonesome. The Israeli offensive within the city within the south of the Gaza Strip, which provoked sturdy media emotion in France, didn’t seem within the slogans, however the spontaneous demonstrations which have been brewing for per week discovered their continuation this Saturday .

“Free Palestine”, “Long live the struggle of the Palestinian people”, “Israel assassin, Macron complicit”, shout the demonstrators as throughout earlier parades. The spokesperson for Emergency Palestine congratulates himself on the sound system “the expulsion of Israel from the Eurosatory arms fair, the first victory obtained by the solidarity movement”.

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