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Stéphane Courtois: "Jean-Luc Mélenchon is very clear: he wants to bring down the Fifth Republic"


INTERVIEW - La France insoumise has a responsibility in the violence that takes place on the sidelines of the demonstrations, analyzes Stéphane Courtois, honorary research director at the CNRS and owner of the Black Book of Communism (Robert Laffont, 1997). Jean-Luc Mélenchon and his movement...


- Uninhibited violence now breaks out at every demonstration, even going beyond the scope of pension reform challenges, like this March 25 in



Is it a new form of violence or is it rooted in the DNA of the “

extreme left


Stephane COURTOIS.


Protests of a political nature, against the law on pension reform and the use of 49.3, have been authorized and organized by the unions.

This is not the case of the rally in Sainte-Soline, against the basins, which was prohibited.

The legal frameworks being completely different, the responses of the police have been adapted.

In both cases, the gatherings are initially intended to be peaceful.

Only, one notes for twenty-five years that are grafted to these demonstrations of the external personalities, which one names “black blocks”, and whose anarchist and nihilistic will is to sow chaos.

Read also Mathieu Bock-Côté: “For the rebels and radical ecology, the state today has a monopoly on illegitimate violence”

What changed?

The unionization rate has gradually fallen…

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Source: lefigaro

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