Wednesday, April 14

The far-right group Generation Identity dissolved in the Council of Ministers

The Council of Ministers announced the dissolution of the far-right group Génération Identitaire, Wednesday March 3, announced the Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin in a tweet.

“This association and some of its activists must be regarded as holding hate speech inciting discrimination or violence against individuals because of their origin, race and religion” and, “By its military form and organization”, Identity generation “May be regarded as presenting the character of a private militia”, justifies Mr. Darmanin in the decree of dissolution. The tenant of Beauvau had announced in January its intention to dissolve the group, accusing it of “assumed hate speech” and its organization in “private militia”.

The founding act of Génération Identitaire was the spectacular occupation of the roof of a mosque under construction in Poitiers in 2017, chanting slogans hostile to Muslims. Five activists of the far-right movement were first convicted in 2017 but released in June 2020 on appeal for these facts, deemed to be time-barred.

The World with AFP

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