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Marches to Defend Freedom and Against the Far-Right held across France.

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Plusieurs Marches des libertés sont prévues ce samedi.

For our Freedoms Against the Ideas of the Far-right.

Un manifestant dans le cortège grenoblois.

Zemmour, Marine Le Pen and Royalists have never represented French Values.

Marches for Liberty and against the far right took place across France this Saturday. The slogan, launched by the political, associative and trade union left: denounce “attacks on freedoms” which according to the organisers come as a result of the rise of the extreme right and “liberticidal” laws enacted by President Macron. .

« Marche des libertés » : Les gauches politiques, syndicales et associatives défilent dans toute la France

Left parties, trade unions and civil society associations protest across France.

The MP for La France insoumise (LFI, Eric Coquerel was the co-ordinator with the spokesperson of Générations (led by Benoît Hamon) Thomas Portes. The list of groups backing the protests is very long.

While not singing the appeal itself (stemming from differences with the organisers over the recent police demonstration) the Socialist Party and the Communist Party announced their participation. The Greens who also took part regretted the timing – one week before regional elections.

The day was a great succeess.

There were a few minor incidents. as in when Jean–Luc Mélenchon got flour chucked on him by somebody who claims to be a ‘sovereigntist’.

Turns out the flour man is a far right activist:

Kettling (la Nasse) in Nantes.

Written by Andrew Coates

June 12, 2021 at 5:54 pm

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  1. Only way to fight the Right is through a Popular Front and a Progressive Left electoral alliance with liberals and Greens.

    IainF

    June 13, 2021 at 5:20 am


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