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Fundamentalist Catholics in Carnac: two people tried for preventing a concert in a church


Highlights: Two people will be tried for infringement of freedom of expression and voluntary violence. The incident occurred on May 13 at the Saint-Cornély church in Lorient, France. The two are accused of pushing a man who was standing in the way of a concert. The concert was to be held by a group of traditionalists known as "Civitas" The group was opposed to the use of the term "civitas", which means "devout" or "deviant" in French.

The concert of the American artist Kali Malone, which was to be held on May 13 in a church in Carnac (Morbihan), had been prevented by the

Two people will be tried for infringement of freedom of expression and voluntary violence after incidents in a church in Carnac (Morbihan) provoked by fundamentalist Breton Catholics opposed to the holding of a concert, we learned this Thursday from the prosecutor's office of Lorient.

These two people, "a 29-year-old man living in Morbihan" and "a woman from a neighboring department", were identified during the investigations conducted by the gendarmerie of Carnac, said in a statement the prosecutor of the Republic of Lorient Stéphane Kellenberger, confirming information from Ouest-France. They will be tried on 13 March 2024 for unauthorized demonstration and "concerted obstruction and threat to the exercise of freedom of expression" for him, and for intentional violence for her.

Civitas Organization

The mayor of Carnac Olivier Lepick filed a complaint after several dozen protesters close to the fundamentalist Catholic organization Civitas prevented the holding of an organ concert on May 13 at the Saint-Cornély church in Carnac. A municipal elected official was slapped with cries of "back Satan!", according to the mayor, and the latter had to cancel the concert to which the demonstrators accused of programming a profane work.

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According to the prosecutor, the 29-year-old man spoke to investigators of a "spontaneous action but denied any hindrance". The woman admitted to having been able to "slightly push" a person, without knowing that it was a municipal elected official.

Source: leparis

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