Unveiling the Earth’s Uprising: Thomas Ménagé Exposes Political Violence

Invited on Public Senate and LCP to react to the dissolution of this environmental collective, the deputy RN Thomas Ménagé welcomed this Friday, June 23 the decision of the government. The elected official denounces “a form of ecological terrorism” fueled, according to him, by certain elected officials on the left.

After weeks of procrastination, the decree dissolving the “Earth Uprisings” was presented to the Council of Ministers on Wednesday. Since March, the government has been seeking to ban this environmental collective, which brings together around a hundred associations, and which has been at the initiative of several rallies and actions marred by a certain amount of violence.

The left, and in particular Europe Ecologie Les Verts, denounces an eminently political decision – it is the first ecological association banned in France – and accuses the government of “climate inaction”. “We must have a very clear line with all the small groups”, commented this Friday, at the microphone of the program “Hebdo Parliament” on Public Senate and LCP, the deputy of the National Rally Thomas Ménagé. This elected official also recalls that Marine Le Pen’s party has asked for the dissolution “of all small groups, far left and far right, whatever they may be”.

“The Earth Uprisings participate in ecoterrorism, in agribashing. They had unworthy behavior with those who work, get up early, when they went to destroy farms which nevertheless prepared the future and progress to protect our environment, ”recalls Thomas Ménagé, who refers to the ransacking of vegetable greenhouses in the Nantes region on June 11.

“It is a form of ecological terrorism, all actions and all ecological activists who do not respect the law, attack structures, are in a form of terrorism”, continues the elected representative of Loiret. “To my knowledge Les Uprisings of the Earth did not denounce the violence, exclude the people concerned, they did not even show a desire to pacify. They have always accompanied their violent elements,” he said. “Anyone can express their rejection of government policy, but it is done with respect for the rule of law, with respect for our institutions, not with violence. »

“If those who write the law, vote the law, do not respect it, but where are we going? »

Thomas Ménagé also accuses part of the political class of fueling what he considers to be a form of radicalization of the environmental movement. “This is the first ecological movement dissolved because today we are witnessing a rise in power [des violences, ndlr] fueled by the elected representatives of the Republic, some of whom will, with their tricolor scarves, accompany, support people affected by protest bans. I see it more broadly as the prefiguration, especially if LFI comes to power, of a society where there is no longer any rule of law where no rules are no longer respected, ”he says. And to conclude: “If those who write the law, vote the law, do not respect it, but where are we going? “.

The lawyers of the “Earth Uprisings” have indicated their intention to file an appeal with the Council of State to challenge the dissolution of the collective. They believe that the legal arguments of the executive cannot hold up against “a protean movement” and global, which they compare to the feminist movement.

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