the FLNC threatens a return to armed struggle

In a video, the Corsican independence group lambasted the “contempt policy“From the French state, threatening to resume”the paths of the fighting night».

The clandestine pro-independence group Front de libération nationale Corse (FLNC) has threatened a return to armed struggle on the island if the French state continues “his policy of contempt», In a press release sent to Corse-Matin.

The undated communiqué was accompanied by a video in which about fifty men, hooded, dressed in black and heavily armed, surround an activist who reads, at night, this text signed by the FLNC Union des combattants (FLNC-UC) and the October 22 FLNC.

The FLNC demilitarized in 2016

These two movements that had claimed several attacks on the island in the past were very unobtrusive for years. The FLNC-UC laid down its arms in 2014. And the October 22 FLNC announced demilitarization in 2016.

«To the French State, we say clearly that if its policy of contempt continues, we will definitively resume, with probably even more determination than in the past, the paths of the fighting night that we know so well.Reads the armed activist.

«The FLNC is not intended to give up the fight even though none of the objectives for which it was created have been achieved.», Indicates a passage highlighted in bold in the text of the five-page press release.

A call and warnings

The rest comes as a call for the mobilization of troops: “To those, veterans of the struggle, who practice easy criticism of hiding, we tell them that they are welcome to resume the fight. In their place. Like before».

The call is also aimed at young people and warns different people, from real estate developers to elected officials. The tone is very harsh towards the “new arrivals»: «We say this land is not yours. And more particularly to the French who think they are at home in Corsica».

The two clandestine structures are particularly critical of the result of the last regional elections which saw the victory of the list led by the autonomist Gilles Simeoni accused of having chosen a “hegemony (…) which suggests an undivided governance».

For the first time since 2015 and their accession to the head of the region, the nationalists presented themselves disunited, divided into four lists, during the territorial elections.


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