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Fascist attack in Paris

Statement by the NPA

Thursday 6 June 2013, by NPA

Clément, a young anti-fascist activist, was beaten to death yesterday in Paris by a radical far-right group, the Revolutionary Nationalist Youth.

We affirm our indignation, our anger, our solidarity with his family and his comrades after this attack. This type of groupuscule has felt encouraged in their violent actions after the demonstrations against gay marriage, the “French Spring”, the growing audience for the National Front and the far right as a whole. Similar attacks have occurred in Lyons, Touloues and Poitiers. These groups have targets: progressive activists, trade-unionists, their organisations and more broadly all those who want a political alternative to this society of exploitation.

The democratic and progressive movement must realise the need to mobilize, to stand together on the broadest base possible in order to stop their ability to do harm, to drive back their ideology.

The NPA calls for support for all the solidarity rallies taking place in Paris today: 5pm at the metro station Havre Caumartin and 6.30pm at Saint-Michel.

Montreuil 6 June 2013

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United front solidarity rallies, often at the initiative of Solidaires Etudiant, Clément’s student union, are also taking place this evening in other cities around France : Angers, Arras, Brest, Le Mans, Lille, Lorient, Montpellier, Orléans, Quimper, Rouen... Undoubtedly others will be organised during the day.