While 80 ultra-right activists marched in the streets of Romans-sur-Isère this weekend, ready to fight after the murder of Thomas in Crépol, the Minister of the Interior announced that he wanted to dissolve three small extreme groups RIGHT.
“I am going to propose the end of a group called the Martel Division. Just the name obviously scares us,” Gérald Darmanin told France Inter on Tuesday. This small group of the Parisian ultra-right would have in its ranks individuals who participated in the mobilization on Saturday evening. “And then two others, whose names I cannot mention since we are entering into contradiction, but who are directly linked to far-right mobilizations,” added the tenant of Beauvau.
“I believe that there is a mobilization among the ultra-right which wants to push us, as Mr. Roussel said, into civil war,” declared Gérald Darmanin. On Monday, the PCF secretary said on France Inter: “The far right is leading us towards the highway of civil war in Europe and in France, and it is doing so with its foot down.” Faced with the risk of an “Irish-style scenario”, the Minister of the Interior therefore wanted to be firm: “No one is going to replace the State”. Before recalling his record with regard to the ultra-right: “Of the forty dissolutions that I have proposed since I became Minister of the Interior, two have been rejected by the Council of State. And I note that all the small ultra-right groups were dissolved when I proposed them to the President of the Republic.”
On Monday, six people were sentenced in immediate appearance by the Valencia Criminal Court to sentences of six to ten months in prison for “participation in a group formed with a view to preparing violence” or “degradation”. Gérald Darmanin welcomed these convictions, believing that the reaction of the authorities and the police had made it possible to “avoid an Irish scenario”, referring to the riots which affected Dublin last week after a knife attack which left four injured.
“Because it was firm, France avoided a scenario of a small civil war,” assured the Minister of the Interior, believing that the death of Thomas, a “vile tragedy”, should not “allow that someone 'another stands up in the name of the State to do justice'.