the appeal of the “May 9 Committee” examined Friday by the administrative court

Every year, this ultra-right collective organizes a parade around May 9.


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Parade at the call of "May 9 Committee" on Saturday May 6, 2023, to commemorate the memory of a member of "French Work" died in 1994 (EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)

The ultra-right collective “Committee of May 9” (C9M) has filed an appeal against the prefectural decree prohibiting its annual demonstration, scheduled for Saturday, the Paris administrative court confirmed Friday May 10 to franceinfo. The hearing will be held at 11:30 a.m., according to the same source. The decision will be made today or Saturday.

Every year, this ultra-right collective organizes a parade around May 9, in memory of Sébastien Deyzieu, a young activist from the Œuvre française, an ultra-nationalist far-right movement dissolved in 2013. Sébastien Deyzieu died in 1994 in aged 22 after slipping from a roof at 4, rue des Chartreux in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. He tried to escape the police while participating in a demonstration “against American imperialism” which had been banned by the prefecture. This collective was created a few days after the young man’s death by members of the GUD, the Revolutionary Nationalist Youth and the National Youth Front (today National Youth Rally).

Some 600 ultra-right activists, dressed in black, often hooded or masked and wearing black gloves, marched through the streets of the 6th arrondissement of the capital in May 2023. They carried black flags marked with symbols used by the far right such as the Celtic cross or the “sonnenrad” (black sun), composed of three intertwined swastikas. They also chanted “Europe youth revolution”, the slogan of Gud (Union Defense Group).

The gathering had not been banned, which had earned much criticism from the Paris police prefect, Laurent Nuñez. This year, the latter signed on Monday “total ban order” for this demonstration scheduled for Saturday.

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