Gérald Darmanin qualifies the Black African Defense League as “racist” and initiates dissolution proceedings

The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, announced, Monday, September 13, to initiate the dissolution of the Black African Defense League (LDNA), which he described as “Racist” after a demonstration of the organization at the town hall of Val-de-Reuil (Eure), Sunday.

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The LDNA is defined on social networks as a “Revolutionary movement for the defense of the rights of Afro-descendants and Africans”. Almost 300,000 people have subscribed to its Facebook page. Its president and founder, Egountchi Behanzin, presents himself on his Twitter account as a “Political activist, pan-African resistance fighter, freedom fighter, revolutionary”.

According to Marc-Antoine Jamet, mayor (Socialist Party) of Val-de-Reuil, thirty racist and violent individuals have invaded the town hall of the city on Saturday. Joined by seventy others », they would have “Ripped off the door to the council chamber and jostled a courageous elected woman wearing the tricolor scarf , To written on Twitter the chosen one, itself floured by the demonstrators. Evreux prosecutor Dominique Puechmaille told Agence France-Presse (AFP) that prosecutions would be sure initiated once the investigation is completed.

For Darmanin, the LDNA calls for “hatred”

These incidents came after a week of tensions in the city, caused by a quarrel between two children of around ten, one from a family of the Kurdish community of the city, the other whose parents are originating in Senegal. After the parents’ intervention, clashes, involving a few hundred people “, had erupted, continuing until the evening, according to a statement from the town hall.

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I have decided to launch the procedure initiating the dissolution of the African Black Defense League. The speeches of this racist structure call for hatred and discrimination , wrote Gérald Darmanin on his Twitter account. Several politicians, including members of the National Rally (RN), demanded such a decision, especially since a demonstration organized against police violence in June 2020 in front of the United States Embassy.

Despite this announcement, the procedure announced by the Minister of the Interior should not have immediate effects. The dissolution of an association responds to a demanding legal framework: it must first take place under the control of the administrative judge who verifies the existence of the reasons given by the Minister, and it must be the subject of a decision in Council of Ministers.

The World with AFP


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