Trial Set for Six Far-Right Activists After Migration Conference

The town of Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, in Loire-Atlantique, hosted a conference on migration this Saturday, September 23. A demonstration organized by the extreme right and banned gave rise to six arrests.

This Saturday, September 23, several associations organized a conference on migration entitled “Welcoming exiles. Why? How?”. Conference which was held in Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, south of Saint-Nazaire, a town which houses a reception center for asylum seekers.

This CADA, which must move to other premises in the same town, had sparked several demonstrations led by pro and anti CADA in recent years.

We also remember that the former mayor (who has since resigned) had been the target of threats and violence. His home was burned down in March 2023.

Demonstration prohibited

This Saturday, the Loire-Atlantique prefecture deployed law enforcement to prevent any violence and in particular a demonstration wanted by the far right against the conference which took place in the Étoile de jade room. Demonstration which had been prohibited by municipal decree.

Despite everything, around sixty anti-CADA activists gathered and six of them were arrested.

Weapon port by destination

AFP learned from the Saint-Nazaire public prosecutor’s office that these six people will be judged on March 5, 2024, in particular for “carrying a weapon by destination” and “participation in an armed group with a view to preparing one or more acts against people or damage to property.

Five who are domiciled outside Loire-Atlantique have also been banned from appearing in the department. The sixth of a ban on publishing in Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, specifies Agence France Presse.

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