Police and emergency autos have been referred to as to Lyon’s medieval quarter on Saturday evening, after ultra-right-wing activists tried to pressure their approach right into a convention on Palestine, in keeping with the prefecture and witnesses.
Police and emergency autos have been referred to as to Lyon’s medieval quarter on Saturday evening, after ultra-right-wing activists tried to pressure their approach right into a convention on Palestine, in keeping with native authorities.
Witnesses in Vieux Lyon stated they noticed dozens of individuals armed with iron bars, wearing black with partially masked faces, concentrating on a constructing within the Saint-Georges space the place the Palestine 69 Collective was internet hosting a gathering on the conflict in Gaza. Roughly 120 folks have been on the occasion.
In accordance with the authorities, the injured individuals have been transported to hospital and one of many attackers was arrested.
The mayor of Lyon, Grégory Doucet, condemned the assault on the social media platform X: “The Maison des passages has as soon as once more been the goal of a far-right group. These assaults organised by small ultraviolent teams are unacceptable. I need to specific my help for the victims,” he wrote.
Christophe Oberlin, a surgeon and creator from Gaza, who got here to current two books and focus on present occasions with the general public, stated folks “knocked with sticks” and tried to interrupt down the door of the room however didn’t enter.
The Minister of the Inside, Gérald Darmanin, additionally “very firmly” condemned the violence and stated an investigation was underway.
Jérôme Faÿnel, the president of Palestine 69, stated he alerted the authorities in the course of the assault.
“We discovered ourselves in a mousetrap,” stated one distressed participant, “We put quite a lot of issues to barricade the door.”
In accordance with attendees, a minimum of one window was damaged.