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A Celtic cross, a symbol of the far right and neo-Nazism, tagged on the facade of a restaurant in Avignon, July 1, 2024.

The photographs filmed by the neighbors are extraordinarily violent. The sound is simply as violent: the uninteresting thud of Mourad's cranium, banging towards the door of a constructing, whereas the punches rain down on his head. A couple of minutes earlier, at 10:45 p.m., this Wednesday, June 26, the 37-year-old man (who requested anonymity), dwelling in Cessy (Ain), went out onto his balcony to attempt to settle down drunk people on the street. But the tone rose: “Come down, if you’re a man.” Mourad complies and, within the meantime, racist insults fly: “Dirty nigger”, “We are at home, you are not at home. I am French, I am at home.”shouts one of many people.

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The violent phrases can be added to the gestures, throughout a second of inattention on the a part of the thirty-year-old. “I was in this world before them. I have been French longer than them. »slips today, with an air of defiance, Mourad, born in France of Tunisian parents. This Monday 1er July, the attackers, two men aged 25, tried in immediate appearance, were sentenced to three years in prison for racist violence by the criminal court of Bourg-en-Bresse.

In recent weeks, in the highly inflammatory context of the European elections won by the National Rally (RN) on June 9 and the possible victory of the far-right party in the second round of the legislative elections on July 7, stories of attacks have been piling up against a backdrop of the liberation of racist and homophobic speech. In Avignon, a bakery was set on fire and its walls were tagged with the words “negro”, “PD”, ” cleared “targeting the young 17-year-old apprentice, of Ivorian origin, working there.

“A before and after June 9”

Racist insults targeting Divine Kinkela, a healthcare assistant followed by the program “Envoyé spécial”, targeted by her neighbors voting RN, in a sequence broadcast on June 20, also made the rounds on social networks. Remarks that Marine Le Pen did not condemn, preferring to attack, in an article published on June 22 in the daily The voice of the Northto “Special Envoy”, considering that it is a “ultra-politicized present on the far left”.

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In Paris, four far-right activists were sentenced on June 12 for participating in a homophobic attack on the night following the results of the European elections. “I can't wait till three weeks from now, after we can beat up as many fags as we wish.”, “You will see when Bardella is in energy”they proclaimed after their arrest, in line with Release.

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