the extreme right and the state pointed out
Demonstration against the relocation of the reception center for asylum seekers, in Saint-Brevin-les-Pins (Loire-Atlantique), April…
On the Telegram channel “Canal Natio”, very followed on the far right, the announcement was greeted by hundreds of emojis representing bottles of champagne: “The collaborating mayor of Saint-Brevin, threatened with death, resigned after the arson of two vehicles and his house. » The ultra-right is jubilant after the resignation of mayor Yannick Morez (various right), who had ratified in February 2022 the relocation of a reception center for asylum seekers (CADA), at the request of the State, in its commune of Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, in Loire-Atlantique.
On March 22, after three months of far-right demonstrations in his town, from the National Rally to neo-fascist groups, he was awakened at dawn by the fire in his two cars, caused by the jet of a Molotov tail. The flames then touched the walls of his house. Wednesday, May 10, he announced his resignation and his departure from Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, where he had lived for thirty-two years, “After a long reflection carried out with [s]a family”. This general practitioner denounced the “lack of state support”, solicited six times since January, by mail.
In a tweet, Emmanuel Macron judged ” the attacks (…) unworthy »adding: “To this elected representative of the Republic, to his wife and children, I reiterate my solidarity and that of the nation. » Asked on the sidelines of a trip to Reunion, Elisabeth Borne was worried about a “rise of extremism”. Without dwelling, like the Head of State, on the responsibility of the extreme right, the Prime Minister added: “Extremism applies to both sides. » Minister delegate in charge of local authorities, Dominique Faure, in a tweet, “insured [le maire] of all [son] support “. She had not reacted after the presumably arson of March 22. A week earlier, however, it announced the creation of a “analysis and fight cell specifically dedicated to the fight against attacks on elected officials”up sharply.
“Lack of official condemnation”
The mayor had however received, the day after the fire, a phone call from government spokesperson Olivier Véran on his mobile phone, which had “been touched” by the case, spotted in the press. In a letter, in response, Yannick Morez noted: “I cannot help noting the absence of official condemnation from the prefecture or the government, which did so at the same time for much less serious facts. This CADA project is however, moreover, a project imposed by the State, which does not defend it, and leaves the mayors to suffer the returns. » Olivier Véran says he, at the time, answered and forwarded the mayor’s letter to the Ministry of the Interior.
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