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This Tuesday, September 21 in Lyon, anti-fascist activists from the “ Groupe Antifasciste Lyon et Environ ” (GALE) suffered a wave of arrests following an altercation with a group of Catholic fundamentalist activists from Civitas during an anti-pass demonstration by the August 28.

This Tuesday, September 21 in Lyon, anti-fascist activists from the “ Groupe Antifasciste Lyon et Environ ” (GALE) suffered a wave of arrests following an altercation with a group of Catholic fundamentalist activists from Civitas during an anti-pass demonstration by the August 28.

Thursday, September 23, seven activists were referred to the Lyon prosecutor’s office, they were heard by the prosecutor on Friday. 3 were released under judicial supervision, and 4 remain in pre-trial detention. All will be judged on November 4. No complaint having been lodged a priori, it is about a self-referral of the Public Prosecutor’s Office for having ” committed violence in assembly on a person because of his alleged membership of a group of extreme right “.

The Libertarian Communist Union wishes to give its full support to the GALE activists who are once again subjected to the harassment of the police and the judicial system. All our thoughts are with the activists indicted today, those who have been imprisoned and all their loved ones.

The Libertarian Communist Union We also wish to denounce this justice so quick to arrest, condemn and imprison anti-fascist activists and more generally of the social movement.

We can only make the comparison with the total impunity enjoyed by the extreme right-wing groups in Lyon. For example, when they attacked the La Plume Noire bookstore, a self-managed and local bookstore at UCL Lyon, fifty fascists were able to stroll from the Croix-Rousse plateau, attack and smash the bookstore windows, come down in groups and pose with a banner on a catwalk. All this under the nose of the police and CCTV cameras which are multiplying but have remained strangely blind to this day.

A few months earlier, two people coming out of the same Black Plume ended up in the emergency room under the blows of the fascists. Still in total impunity and without any repercussions.

If the prefecture has clearly chosen the camp of the extreme right, the Lyon town hall is not doing much better. Although she is supposed to be ” left “, she nevertheless distinguished herself by letting the fascists open premises and organize themselves, in addition to letting them perpetrate attacks repeatedly.

Faced with the attacks that our camp is undergoing, whether they come from the State and the employers or the fascists, we know that we can only count on ourselves and on the solidarity of our social camp.

Faced with the attacks on our camp, let us amplify a mass, class and anti-fascist response, obtain the closure of the fascist premises and the arrest of violent far-right activists.

Social and anti-fascist solidarity

Libertarian Communist Union, September 26, 2021

https://unioncommunistelibertaire.org/?Soutien-aux-camarades-de-la-GALE



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