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Paris: initially prohibited, a march in honor of Sainte-Geneviève finally authorized by justice


The tribute demonstration, which is to take place this Saturday, had been banned by the Minister of the Interior because of "high risks of disturbing public order".

The torchlight procession to honor Sainte-Geneviève, patron saint of Paris, can finally take place this Saturday, January 7, said the organizers of the event.

This had been banned but the Administrative Court finally ruled in favor of the “

Paris Fierté

” association after filing a summary-freedom order, information confirmed by a police source at

Le Figaro


The Paris police headquarters had announced Thursday its ban by order, on the instructions of Gérald Darmanin, because of "

strong risks of disturbing public order


In particular, the membership of the Paris Fierté collective in the political movement of the ultra-right.

In a press release, the police headquarters (PP) had also stressed that due to "

the significant mobilization of the police that day on several events, the safety of the participants in the march and the residents could not not be fully insured


With Le


, the Prefecture of Police announces however this Saturday that a device is however well put in place to supervise the march, which was to start at the end of the afternoon.

The march organized by the association Paris Fierté, in tribute to Sainte-Geneviève, is planned on a time slot partly concomitant with a demonstration planned by the Kurdish community in tribute to three activists killed in 2013 in Paris, we explained from police source to AFP.

From the same source, the accent is also placed on the context of surveillance of the ultra-right, after the semi-final of the Football World Cup which pitted France against Morocco.

A trial in preparation is currently targeting seven young men suspected of having gathered to commit violence.

Read alsoFrance-Morocco: dismissal of the trial of seven relatives of the ultra-right

Several processions of "

yellow vests

" were also announced this Saturday in the streets of the capital, while the government must present its pension reform on January 10, which meets with strong opposition from the unions and the left.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-01-07

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