March against anti-Semitism, bombings in Gaza, floods in Pas-de-Calais... Five things to remember from the weekend

Have you missed the news a bit in the last two days? We summarize the main news from Saturday November 11th and Sunday November 12th

March against anti-Semitism, bombings in Gaza, floods in Pas-de-Calais... Five things to remember from the weekend

Have you missed the news a bit in the last two days? We summarize the main news from Saturday November 11th and Sunday November 12th.

Nearly 182,000 people marched against anti-Semitism on Sunday in Paris and in nearly seventy cities in France. In the capital, the vast majority of the French political class, including the far right, but without the head of state or La France insoumise (LFI), joined a crowd of anonymous people estimated at 105,000 demonstrators by the police headquarters.

The presence of the far right was the source of some tension in the parade. A group of activists from the left-wing Jewish organization Golem briefly tried to object to his participation at the start of the demonstration, before being restrained by police.

If some deputies from La France insoumise demonstrated in Strasbourg, the main party executives opted for a gathering in Paris, Place des Martyrs Jews du Vélodrome d’Hiver. They were greeted there by counter-protesters. LFI also had to defend one of its own, MP David Guiraud, targeted by virulent criticism after making comments seeming to relativize the Hamas attack against Israel.

The day before, demonstrations demanding a ceasefire in Gaza brought together several thousand people in France.

Concern was at its height on Sunday over several hospitals in Gaza which are operating under very difficult conditions, subject to shortages and power cuts amid fierce fighting between the Israeli army and Hamas in the city of Gaza. Doctors Without Borders said it feared that these establishments, surrounded by the Israeli army, which is tracking Hamas's underground installations, would turn into "morgues" in the absence of a ceasefire.

Thousands of sick and displaced people were still stuck in Gaza City's largest hospital, Al-Shifa, on Sunday as fighting raged, while another hospital stopped working due to lack of electricity. Patients "are in the streets without care" after the "forced evacuations" of two pediatric hospitals, the director of hospitals in the Hamas-held Gaza Strip also accused on Sunday, while the Israeli army said it had "secured » passages for civilians.

On Saturday, the Israeli army said it would help evacuate babies from Al-Shifa hospital.

Three people were slightly injured on Saturday evening in Old Lyon, when ultra-right activists targeted and tried to force their way into a conference organized by the Palestine 69 collective, according to the prefecture and witnesses. The Lyon public prosecutor's office has opened an investigation for "aggravated violence, damage in meetings, participation in a group with a view to preparing violence or damage".

Elected officials from several parties asked the government on Sunday to dissolve a small far-right group in Lyon, Les Remparts. The capital of Gaul is one of the strongholds of the ultra-right in France: between 300 and 400 people are members of the movement there, according to local authorities.

Despite forty-eight hours of calm and the gradual decline of rivers, Pas-de-Calais remains on guard on Sunday with the announced return of bad weather at the end of the afternoon, which raises fears of a new difficult episode . The department will be placed on yellow alert for rain-flooding, strong winds and waves-submersion on Monday, according to the prefecture.

In this context, the prefecture has decided to keep closed, Monday and Tuesday, nurseries and schools, up to high schools, in 279 municipalities in the department. “These establishments will not provide education, but students can be welcomed there whenever necessary, particularly for parents without childcare,” she said. Around 250 municipalities have been or are still affected by flooding, sometimes in dramatic conditions, particularly around Saint-Omer and Montreuil-sur-Mer.

The President of the Republic chaired on Saturday the commemoration ceremony of the 105th anniversary of the armistice of 1918, marked this year by the centenary of the flame rekindled every day under the Arc de Triomphe in memory of the fighters who fell for France.

In front of the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where the flame has been rekindled every day since 1923, the Head of State greeted "the unknown" who is "from all horizons", from "all professions" and from "all beliefs, believer and Freemason, agnostic and free-thinker, Protestant and Muslim, Catholic and Jew”. At the request of the Elysée, a specific tribute was paid to Captain Dreyfus by the Minister of the Armed Forces, while the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, participated in a ceremony in memory of the Muslim soldiers who fought for France .

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