The small far-right group Generation Identity was dissolved on Wednesday March 3, in the Council of Ministers, as promised by the Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin. The activists had attempted a last standstill, by deploying a banner that very morning “We do not dissolve a generation” on a bridge in Paris, but the police intervened just before. “Until now, our battle has revolved around activism, commented Clément Martin, one of the association’s spokespersons, now we will enter the legal battle. “
Génération identitaire promises to file an appeal before the Council of State for excess of power within two months, after an interim suspension which aims to temporarily suspend the decree of dissolution. The association intends to take the opportunity to file two priority questions of constitutionality. The first on the global dissolution mechanism, which does not authorize intermediate sanctions – warning or temporary suspension -, the second devoted to incitement to discrimination, “Which is at the discretion of the government, considers the spokesperson. We hope that this accusation can only be linked to final convictions in court ”. As such, the association has never been condemned.
“Symbolic and martial rhetoric”
The decree of dissolution is based on two grounds: the association “Actually promotes, considers the ministry, an ideology inciting hatred, violence or discrimination against individuals on the basis of their origin, race and religion ”, in particular by maintaining “An insidious amalgam” between Muslims, immigrants and “” The scum “”, “the assassins” or the terrorists “. He criticizes him in particular for “Links with ultra-right groups from which it receives logistical support”, and also a donation of 1000 euros from Brenton Tarrant, the perpetrator of the attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, which killed 51 people in March 2019. Génération identitaire replies that it is not “Not responsible for people who donate”, which Tarrant had sent money in 2017, two years before turning into terrorism “Which she obviously condemns”. The donation has been returned “To an association of children wards the nation, so that there are no ambiguities”.
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