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Nantes, France: Turbulent and colouful demonstration for fundemental rights

Nantes. France. This Saturday, January 16 in Nantes, the first day of a curfew, reintroduced in an authoritarian country.

Originally published by Nantes Révoltée. Translated by Riot Turtle for Enough 14.

  • More than 5000 people in the streets to defend fundamental rights.
  • In spite of the omnipresent humidity, a long, crowded and plural demonstration.
  • A very energetic front at the demonstration, which has put the big repressive device in difficulty on several occasions, following police provocations on the sides.
  • The heart of the demonstration with sound trucks and hundreds of people dancing in this mobile free party in the center of the city.
  • The CRS and BAC taking colors
  • Long confrontations and charges in front of the prefecture. Several arrests. Many grenades and water cannons.
  • Rainbow umbrellas and demonstrators who do not back down.
  • An intense but short demonstration, because the music trucks could not get through the thick tear gas cloud that was permanently fired between Erdre and the Prefecture.

A large, determined demonstration against the government’s repressive measures. This day of mobilization has illustrated a slogan that was seen in the early afternoon: “2021,will be mutinous”.

To be continued!

Images by Noxriane, Jah, Nilsdenechere, Labornez, Csolennee, 3.Triangle, Thomas.streetphoto, Marion Lopez, Estelle Ruiz

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