Gérald Darmanin announced on Tuesday that he was initiating the procedure for dissolving the group "Uprisings of the earth", which he accused of being at the origin of the "violent actions" which took place on Saturday in Sainte-Soline (Deux-Sèvres) during the prohibited demonstration against water reservoirs.
Speaking during the session of questions to the government at the National Assembly, the Minister of the Interior added that he would present at a future Council of Ministers a decree of dissolution at the end of the contradictory procedure.
Mr. Darmanin insisted on "the extreme violence of small groups on file by the intelligence services sometimes for very many years, such as the de facto group Uprisings of the earth".
The group, presented as belonging to the movement of the ultra-left by the Ministry of the Interior, is one of the organizers of the demonstration in Sainte-Soline against the "mega basins", which gave rise to violent clashes with the gendarmes .
The minister announced that he had requested "two reports", one from the prefect of Deux-Sèvres and the other from the director general of the national gendarmerie, on the events in Sainte-Soline.
These two reports, he said, will be put "on line in the afternoon on the website of the Ministry of the Interior". "The government has nothing to hide," he said.
According to a note from the Interior Ministry dated Tuesday, "Earth Uprisings" (SLT) "incites and participates in the commission of sabotage and material damage".
Created in 2021 by "members of the ultra-left from the former ZAD (zone to defend) of Notre-Dame-des-Landes" in Loire-Atlantique, SLT "created the concept of disarmament intended to gain acceptance of the practice of eco-sabotage," according to the memo.
Last October, during a first demonstration against the "mega basins" in Sainte-Soline, Gérald Darmanin had castigated "ecoterrorism" of the perpetrators of violence.
03/28/2023 16:03:45 - Paris (AFP) - © 2023 AFP