Last year, to prove a point, a group of people from the French nationalist organization Génération Identitaire set up a cordon on the border between France and Italy, in the Maritime Alps where “refugees” were wont to enter France illegally. Now three leaders of the Identitaires have been sentenced to six months in jail for the action.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:
Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
Here’s a report from Voice of Europe (hat tip Reader from Chicago) about the sentencing of the Identitaires:
French Identitarians Slapped With Six Months in Jail for Alpine Expedition
A court in southeastern France handed three leading figures of Generation Identity (GI), a right-wing youth organization, to six months in jail for engaging in a peaceful expedition in the Alps designed to bring attention to the migrant crisis.
The three right-wing activists were charged with “exercising activities in conditions that could create confusion with a public function” — a charge that surely does not warrant six months in jail.
Although prosecutors allege that the group’s stunt could have been misjudged as a police maneuver, it’s quite clear that charges are entirely politically motivated, and are meant only to inflict damage upon the growing movement.
|00:00||An anti-migrant action which will cost them dearly.|
|00:04||Three leaders of Génération Identitaire were sentenced this Thursday [August 29th]|
|00:08||to prison without suspension and a substantial fine for a commando mission|
|00:12||that they undertook in the spring of 2018 on the Echelle Pass in the High Alps.|
|00:16||Three leaders of the xenophobic and racist Génération Identitaire|
|00:20||have accordingly been rebuked with six months of prison time without suspension, and|
|00:24||a fine of €75,000 for erecting a sort of a symbolic border|
|00:28||at this passage point well known to migrants arriving in France.|
|00:33||Two helicopters and about one hundred people|
|00:37||were mobilized in order to send a violent and heinous message to|
|00:41||the refugees crossing the Alps from Italy.