France seeks to ban ultra-right group suspected of attacking anti-racists

Interior minister begins legal action to dissolve Zouaves group after brawl at rally for far-right presidential candidate France’s interior minister is seeking to dissolve an “ultra right” group suspected of attacking anti-racism protesters who entered a campaign rally held by the far-right presidential candidate Éric Zemmour. The Zouaves, who support Zemmour’s anti-immigration and anti-Islam ideology, are thought toContinue reading “France seeks to ban ultra-right group suspected of attacking anti-racists”

The Rise of France’s Far Right Youth – VICE

How did Generation Identity go from being the most high-profile and influential far-right groups in Europe, to being de-platformed and banned in their country of origin? Repackaging classic far-right ideas for millennials, Generation Identity consciously eschewed the stereotypical far-right aesthetics and language – binning the bomber jackets and talking about culture instead of race, inContinue reading “The Rise of France’s Far Right Youth – VICE”

Tens of thousands march against far-right in France

Tens of thousands of people across France on Saturday marched against “attacks on freedoms” and what organisers said was a growing influence of far-right ideas ahead of next year’s presidential elections. Members of more than 100 left-leaning organisations participated in the “Liberty March” in cities and towns across the country. The protests were the firstContinue reading “Tens of thousands march against far-right in France”

French government furious over new military letter warning Macron of ‘survival’ of France

The government of French President Emmanuel Macron reacted with fury on Monday after a group of serving French soldiers published an open letter warning that “civil war” was brewing over his “concessions” to Islamism, weeks after a similar message from elements in the military rocked the elite. The letter, posted on the website of the right-wingContinue reading “French government furious over new military letter warning Macron of ‘survival’ of France”

French soldiers warn of civil war in new letter

A new open letter has been published in France warning of the threat of civil war and claiming to have more than 130,000 signatures from the public. The message, published in a right-wing magazine, accuses the French government of granting “concessions” to Islamism. “It is about the survival of our country,” said the text, saidContinue reading “French soldiers warn of civil war in new letter”

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