Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin will initiate the dissolution of the Black African Defense League (LDNA), which he described as a “racist” organization, he announced on Monday. “I have decided to launch the procedure initiating the dissolution of the Black African Defense League. The speeches of this racist structure call for hatred and discrimination, ”the minister wrote on his Twitter account.
The LDNA is defined on social networks as a “revolutionary movement for the defense of the rights of Afro-descendants and Africans”. Almost 300,000 people have subscribed to his Facebook page. Its president and founder presents himself on his Twitter account as a “political activist, Pan-African resistance fighter, freedom fighter, revolutionary”.
Several politicians including members of the National Rally demanded the dissolution of the association, especially since a demonstration organized against police violence in June 2020 in front of the United States Embassy. “His actions cause disturbances to public order, like this weekend in Val-de-Reuil,” added Gérald Darmanin.
According to Marc-Antoine Jamet, mayor (PS) of this commune of Eure, “thirty racist and violent individuals” “invaded the town hall” on Saturday. “Joined by 70 others”, they “tear off the door of the council chamber” and “jostle a courageous elected official wearing the tricolor scarf”, tweeted the mayor, himself flourished by the demonstrators. Evreux prosecutor Dominique Puechmaille said that prosecution would “of course” be initiated once the investigation is over. These incidents occurred after a week of tensions in the city, caused by a fight between two children, Sunday afternoon September 5. After the intervention of the parents, “clashes, involving a few hundred people” had broken out, continuing until the evening, according to a statement from the town hall.
Then a demonstration “organized without the slightest authorization” by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), punctuated by “racist provocations”, was held Tuesday evening in the Norman town, according to a statement by Marc-Antoine Jamet on the internet.