Saturday, November 22, 2014

14 arrests in Nantes during the demonstration against … – Le Parisien

14 arrests in Nantes during the demonstration against … – Le Parisien

<- Hard & eacute; e: 0.029178142547607 sec -> More than a thousand people demonstrated Saturday in Nantes against “police violence and judicial” during an unauthorized march marked by few incidents and 14 arrests <. br /> The protest ended at about 1900hrs when the last protesters raised a sit-in in front prefecture of Loire-Atlantique, defended by numerous forces.
<- Hard & eacute; e: 0.072064876556396 sec -> Fourteen people were arrested, said the prefecture
By mid afternoon, the approximately 1,200 protesters, authorities have. were immobilized before the County by police. Targeted by projectiles, police have used water cannons and tear gas.
Face-to-face tense lasted about 45 minutes. Shortly after 5:00 p.m., groups have caused some damage in the surrounding streets burned trash, broken window of a bank branch
But the incidents were not commensurate with those that occurred during November 1. a similar event in tribute to the environmentalist Rémi Fraisse, killed Oct. 26 in the Tarn by an offensive grenade fired by the police.
The event began with a rally outside the courthouse Nantes, where access was prohibited. “Tout.e.s. Terroriste.s?” or “October 26 death of Rémi Fraisse. Neither forgetfulness nor respite!” could be read on banners.
Brandishing placards on which was written “Disarm the police,” the demonstrators were responding to a call to “take back the streets”, launched by committees opposed to Nantes airport project Notre-Dame-des-Landes and anti-repression collectives, before the death of Rémi Fraisse on the project site of the dam challenged Sivens .
organizers heard “denounce the repression”, following a protest against the airport, the largest against the project on February 22 in Nantes, during which three protesters have lost the use of one eye.
A very large police presence was deployed three weeks after the previous event which resulted in several casualties on the side of police as demonstrators and twenty arrests.
Socialist mayor of Nantes, Johanna Rolland, Friday asked the prefect “to take all necessary measures to prevent any overflow and degradation.”
Anti-airport activists had called to dress in white to “make visible (their) choice of non-violence.”
“We, we think that non-violence is not a helpless tool, funk or treachery, but a tool for the fight,” he told AFP Genevieve Coiffard activist of Attac.
“We can demonstrate against police repression without it degenerating. We are here to show our anger on the streets, singing, shouting,” also said Alex, 18, masked, helmeted and gloved hands to avoid being filmed “by the police or journalists.”
Other rallies were held in France, especially Bordeaux, Marseille and Grenoble, in the context of a “National Day struggle against police violence. ”


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