August 09, 2021

France - An antisemitic sign brandished by an anti-health pass in Metz

Metz
- The prosecution has opened an investigation into a “sign with a clearly antisemitic message” brandished during an antisanitary pass demonstration Saturday in Metz, the Moselle prefecture announced in a press release on Sunday.

The prefect Laurent Touvet “strongly condemns this message”, declared the prefecture, adding that “an investigation is opened by the prosecutor’s office of Metz”. Asked by AFP, he said that it was an investigation of flagrance entrusted to the Metz police station.

A photo posted on social media shows a young woman holding up the incriminated sign on which are inscribed the names of several politicians, businessmen and intellectuals, some of whom are Jews.

“This sign is abject. antisemitism is a crime, by no means an opinion. Such remarks will not go unpunished ”, criticized the Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin on his Twitter account. “I asked @ prefet57 to report to the Public Prosecutor’s Office on the basis of article 40 (of the Code of Criminal Procedure, Editor’s note). The police are mobilized to identify their perpetrator, ”he added.

The International League against Racism and antisemitism (Licra) announced for its part on Sunday to AFP its intention to file a complaint, considering that “we are very clearly in the presence of a sign with assumed antisemitism”. We “have to be intractable,” she stressed. SOS Racisme also said in a statement “studying” the possibility of legal proceedings.

On the sign, the names frame the slogan: “But who?“ (Mais QUI?). This one appeared following an interview in June on the CNEWS channel of a retired general, Daniel Delawarde, signatory of a column evoking “the disintegration” of France published by Valeurs Actuelles. To the question “who controls the” media pack “? “And after several reminders, he replied” the community that you know well “, before being cut by the presenter, Jean-Marc Morandini. For the Licra, this slogan is “another way of saying that we don’t like Jews”.

The woman, who held the antisemitic sign, was arrested on Monday, police said.

Source: goodwordnews