At least 200 people participated Sunday in Saint-Cyr-L'Ecole (Yvelines) in a protest march against a concert organized a week earlier in the town after an ultra-right demonstration in Paris. Behind a banner marked "Nazis out of our cities", the participants rallied from the town hall the municipal hall Simone Veil, named in tribute to the former Minister of Justice survivor of the Holocaust, where the concert, given by several identity rock bands, had taken place.
"This concert is an insult to the memory of Simone Veil. We are here to say that citizens do not let this pass," Samuel Torrero, 35, a member of the "citizens' committee" that initiated the march, told AFP. The organizers of the concert had booked the hall Saturday, May 6 under the pretext of wanting to celebrate a "birthday", according to the town hall, which said Tuesday to AFP to have sent a report to the prosecutor of the Republic of Versailles.
"The far right should never be taken lightly"
The mayor of the city, Sonia Brau (UDI - Union of Democrats and Independents), said she was "revolted" to Mediapart by the images presented to her by the newspaper, showing in particular members of the public "performing Nazi salutes".
"The far right should never be taken lightly. This week in Saint-Brévin, the far right won against democracy, it must not happen again, "said in the procession William Martinet, LFI deputy of Yvelines, alluding to the resignation of the mayor of this commune of Loire-Atlantique after months of tensions around a project to transfer a reception center for asylum seekers (Cada).
On May 6, the concert was held at the end of an ultra-right demonstration in Paris, during which several hundred activists marched, mostly with their faces masked, displaying black flags marked with the Celtic cross.
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