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The Minister of the Interior said on Tuesday he was “scandalized” by the anti-migrant operations of the far-right movement Generation Identity in the Alps and the Pyrenees. Gérald Darmanin announced that he had asked his services to bring together the elements to dissolve the identity group.
“If the elements are gathered, I would not hesitate to propose the dissolution”. Here is what Gérald Darmanin said on Tuesday, January 26, about Generation Identity. The Minister of the Interior said he was “scandalized by the work of undermining the Republic” of members of the extreme right-wing group, who last week led an anti-migrant operation between Luchon (Haute-Garonne) and the ‘Spain.
The ministry will act “obviously within the framework of the laws and regulations of the Republic by proposing in particular, once these elements are gathered, the contradictory due to each association”, added Gérald Darmanin in Paris during the monthly press conference on the activity of the police.
It is the first time that the Minister of the Interior publicly condemns the actions of this small group and evokes the possibility of its dissolution. In recent weeks, his ministry had obtained that of associations suspected of links with Islamism – the CCIF, BarakaCity or the Cheikh Yassine collective.
Several elected officials from Occitania including the regional socialist president, Carole Delga, had asked last week to the Ministry of the Interior the dissolution of “this small group of extreme right violent and dangerous” after their action punch in the Pyrenees.
Last Tuesday, around thirty activists from the identity group, “in cars screened with ‘Defend Europe'”, settled at the Col du Portillon. [col routier des Pyrénées centrales], some “went on a hike” and used “a drone” to monitor the border.
According to a message from Generation Identity posted on social networks, this campaign intended to fight against the “terrorist and migratory risk in the Pyrenees”.
In December, Génération Identitaire and three of its executives were released by the Grenoble Court of Appeal for previous anti-migrant operations carried out in 2018 in the Alps, on the Franco-Italian border.