Monday, May 16, 2016

Labour law: banned militant demonstration on Tuesday in Paris – L’Express

The police department hopes to avoid further violence. Activists “anti-fascist” opponents of the Labor Law, received prefectural orders prohibiting them from participating in Tuesday’s rallies against the reform of the Labour Code. Since Saturday night, “several of our activists have received home visits from policemen who issue bans on demonstrations ..”, said Sunday AFA Paris / Suburbs, Twitter account antifascist ( “Antifa”) Parisian.

In a decree signed on 14 May by the Commissioner of Police and published by the website, an activist sees “denied entry” Tuesday between 11h and 20h in several districts of Paris and ” 18h until 7am the next day in the area around the Republic square “, particularly on the basis of Article 5 of the law on state of emergency.

This allows to “prohibit the stay in any part of the department to any person seeking to hinder in any way the action of the government.” There is “every reason to believe that the presence” of that person rallies “is to participate in violent activities,” according to the order.

A photographer forbidden event

The police department confirmed, without specifying the number, that orders were notified “of individuals with origin or associated with acts of violence, not as acts of violence occur again. ”

However, exceptionally, a photographer nicknamed NnoMan, holder of the press card, was also banned from covering the event, reveals Buzzfeed . This member of EYE collective collaborates for Flare magazine. His lawyer has decided to challenge the decision before the administrative court. “Maybe the fact that I regularly covers rallies” fascist “or militants resume my photos showing police violence, disturbing,” he explains to the site.

“We will return through the window”

Sept unions have called two further days of strikes and demonstrations on Tuesday and Thursday, the sixth and seventh in just more than two months. Since the beginning of the mobilization against the Labour Law, demonstrations were interspersed with violence. Saturday, a high school student was indicted for “attempted murder” after the assault of a police officer in Nantes, May 3

“Those arrested appear to be, to our knowledge, the first to fall on Paris as part of the movement against labor law,” said Paris-fascist Action Suburbs. “You want us to go out the door? We will return through the window …”, promised the “antifa”.


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