The police headquarters bans a march against racism and Islamophobia on Sunday in Paris

The institution points out in particular, in its decree published Thursday, “the absence of taking into account the risks of excesses by the organizers”.



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A police vehicle in Paris, March 6, 2024. (RICCARDO MILANI / HANS LUCAS / AFP)

The Paris police headquarters banned, Thursday April 18, a demonstration against racism and Islamophobia planned for Sunday, citing “high risk of disturbance to public order”. The event was notably organized by the National Observatory of Police Practices and Violence and the New Anticapitalist Party (NPA). It was to take place between Barbès and République and be followed by a concert, according to the organizers on X.

“The failure to take into account the risks of excesses by the organizers and the insufficient security service raise fears of a strong risk of disturbances to public order”justified the police headquarters to AFP. “This march, which denounces in particular in its appeal police crimes against young people, is conducive to attracting components deliberately seeking clashes with the police, creating a real risk of disturbances to public order,” specifies the prefecture in a decree, which also points out the risk of “anti-Semitic slogans”.

The prefecture also evokes a context of “police mobilization at other demonstrations and sporting events”, such as a flea market at Place de la République or the PSG-Olympique Lyonnais football match.

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