La Nupes calls for the creation of a commission of inquiry to “monitor” far-right groups

The left-wing coalition Nupes (LFI, PS, PCF, EELV) asked this Monday, November 21 for the creation of a commission of inquiry at the National Assembly on “the fight against far-right groups in France”in a climate “exacerbated violence in society”.

A motion for a resolution, carried by the Insoumis deputy Thomas Portes and co-signed by a hundred colleagues from Nupes, points to the appearance of multiple small groups “identitarians and neo-Nazis” in the country.

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“Our responsibility today is to put them under surveillance, to look at who they are, to identify them to avoid tragedies”, because of the violence of these groups, said Thomas Portes in front of the press at the Palais Bourbon. You have to retrace “their funding networks”he added, also considering that these “small groups have links with the parties, both the RN and Reconquest”.

Their development “is part of a context of racism and exacerbated violence in society”he said, citing in particular the degradations which target Muslim places of worship.

A hypothetical setup

The member for Seine-Saint-Denis judged that the government was wearing ” a responsability “ in the situation, citing in particular the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin, who, according to him, takes over “the language elements of RN” on immigration.

At the Meeting, LFI has created an internal ” work group “ to follow the parliamentary activity and the position taken by Marine Le Pen’s group, indicated Thomas Portes.

The LFI deputies do not plan at this stage to use their “drawing right” for this commission of inquiry (possibility for each group to create one commission of inquiry per year), which makes its establishment hypothetical.

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Several plans for violent action by small ultra-right groups, targeting political figures in particular, have been thwarted in recent years.

Alleged members of “Barjols”a group close to the identities, were indicted between 2018 and 2022, suspected of having planned an attack against Emmanuel Macron in 2018. Members of the group “Honor and Action” were indicted in 2021 and 2022 for “criminal terrorist conspiracy”.

In October, the Marseille criminal court sentenced members of Génération identitaire to terms of up to one year in prison, for a violent commando operation at the Marseille headquarters of SOS Méditerranée, a migrant relief NGO, in 2018.

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