She does not intend to leave the case without judicial follow-up. The prefect of the Rhône and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Fabienne Buccio, announced on Friday that she would seize the prosecutor's office of Lyon after a racist poster referring to the attack in Annecy was affixed the day before in the night on the gates of a park in the capital of Gaul.
This sign, claimed by a small group of extreme right called "The Ramparts", was hung on the gates of the square Sainte-Marie-Perrin in the third arrondissement of Lyon. The place was not chosen by chance: this square welcomes young migrants on the street after the evacuation of their camp at the end of March, says the daily Le Progrès.
"Let's hunt the illegals!"
On the sign in question, we can read that the park is "closed" to the public: "Due to the presence of migrants and the recent knife attack in Annecy by a Syrian migrant, this park is now closed until further notice. Let's hunt the illegals! " it is inscribed.
This text is obviously not official and quickly aroused the indignation of the political class of Lyon. "We are disgusted (...). This call to hatred is intolerable," the socialist municipal group reacted on Twitter. "These amalgams are indecent and only divide," added Benjamin Badouard, EELV advisor to the metropolis of Greater Lyon.
Intolerable display of the Lyon far right in a park where young migrants have found refuge.
These amalgams are indecent and only divide.#Lyon, land of humanism and welcome, will never accept these threats and calls to hatred.#Annecy pic.twitter.com/t587RCxzjn
— Benjamin Badouard (@BBadouard) June 9, 2023
A referral for "xenophobic slogans"
The prefect Fabienne Buccio denounced for her part "xenophobic slogans against the migrants present in this square and against all migrants in general".
"Because these remarks constitute a call to hatred of foreigners, the prefect of the Rhône has reported to the prosecutor of the Republic of Lyon, under article 40 of the code of criminal procedure," continues the prefectural statement.
According to BFM Lyon, the city has also announced its intention to file a complaint for "xenophobic slogans and calls to hatred".