turmoil within the Parisian left, after the action of an identity group – RT in French

The Paris shooting room was the target of a punch action by an identity group, protesting against the perpetuation of these places of drug consumption in France. On social networks, elected officials have expressed their emotion.

To cries of “anti-drug youth” and “dealers murderers, complicit government”, several dozen activists from the identity group Argos demonstrated on the morning of December 10 in front of the Parisian lower-risk consumption room (SCMR).

In front of this shooting room, located in the tenth arrondissement of the capital, members of the “community collective” unfurled a banner bearing the inscription “rulers accomplices of traffickers” and dumped syringes and fake blood in front of the entrance. The Gaia association, which manages the establishment, announced to HuffPost to file a complaint.

“Faced with the explosion of crack consumption in the capital, the public authorities prefer to capitulate and create real enclaves for self-destruction than to lead the fight against this scourge” castigates the identity group, which bears the same name as the Strasbourg SCMR, on social networks. The group thus intends by its action to show its “total opposition to the forfeiture of the State”, and to fight against “nihilistic delusions” and “the transformation of France into a narco-State”.

“The Parisian left will never give in to fascism”

Also on social networks, several political figures of the Parisian left have expressed their emotion, castigating the action of Argos. “I strongly condemn this violence. We will not give in to these attempts at intimidation and these fascist threats” condemned Alexandra Cordebard, the socialist mayor of the 10th arrondissement, who evokes an “attack” against the SCMR. The Parisian Left will never give in to fascism !” launched his predecessor, the socialist senator Rémi Feraud.

“What happened is unacceptable,” added Anne Hidalgo. “We will continue this proven public health policy. We will continue to support the essential work of associations. We will not give up in the face of this intimidation,” continued the socialist mayor of Paris. “The violent far-right (GUD, Zouaves, Action française, etc.) is rearming. Do we let it happen?” calls out the socialist deputy (PS-NUPES) of Essonne Jérôme Guedj.

“All this movement close to Génération Identitaire is a danger for the Republic” estimates for his part David Belliard, deputy to the Town hall of Paris and ex-head of the EELV list in the municipal elections. The latter calls for the dissolution of Argos, as Generation Identity had been in March 2021. “You are not scaring us! The parisian solidarity will always be stronger than you” intends to respond to “the far right” Anne Souyris, another of the 34 deputies of the town hall of Paris.

Towards the development of shooting rooms in France

Opened in autumn 2016, the two SCMRs in Paris and Strasbourg are part of an experiment. Far from unanimous among residents because of the nuisances, the results of the system in May and June 2021 were deemed “positive” respectively by the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) and the cabinet of the Minister of Health Olivier Véran , paving the way for its sustainability.

New rooms will be able to open everywhere in France after 2022 and the end of the experiment. The municipal teams of Bordeaux and Marseille have displayed a certain voluntarism in welcoming these establishments. The Marie de Paris hopes in particular to open four additional centers in the northeast of the capital, seeing in these rooms a response to the problems caused by the explosion of crack consumption in its streets.

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