An impressive aggression that is part of a context of violence that is multiplying in politics. The Rennes prosecutor's office opened an investigation after the complaint of five left-wing activists who, according to LFI MP Frédéric Mathieu, were attacked by "a group of hooded men" and armed while they were pasting posters.
"During the night of June 5 to 6, during an action to paste posters against the pension reform, a group of activists from the Insoumise France and the Left Party were attacked by a group of hooded men armed with batons, baseball bats and tear gas canisters," wrote the deputy of Ille-et-Vilaine in a statement.
⚠️ Aggression of activists in #Rennes: solidarity with the attacked comrades and their relatives.
The State's sluggishness regarding #SaintBrevin maintains a sense of impunity. That @EmmanuelMacron and @GDarmanin use the words and ideas of the extreme right has unleashed violence. pic.twitter.com/76OVxG3NtH
— Frédéric MATHIEU (@frdric_mathieu) June 6, 2023
"Five people are injured, all are shocked by the violence and the speed of the attack," adds Frédéric Mathieu.
Investigation for intentional violence in a group
The public prosecutor of Rennes, Philippe Astruc, confirmed to AFP that five complaints were filed Tuesday at the police station of Rennes. "An investigation for intentional violence in assembly has been entrusted to the departmental security of Rennes," he said.
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For Frédéric Mathieu, "it is now necessary to take the measure of this event in the continuum of far-right violence on our territory". The deputy of La France Insoumise cites in particular "the resurgence of neo-Nazi tags" but also "attempts to sabotage drag readings in Saint-Senoux (Ille-et-Vilaine) and Lamballe (Côtes d'Armor) or an attack on students on the Rennes campus of Beaulieu.
"The sluggishness of the state in the face of the situation of the mayor of Saint-Brevin", who resigned after suffering threats from the extreme right and an arson attack at his home, "encourages violence by maintaining a feeling of impunity", deplores Frédéric Mathieu.