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A Romans-sur- Isère, ultra-right activists call for

A week after the death of young Thomas at a dance In Crépol in the Drôme, tensions caused by far-right individuals continued during demonstrations outside the city. Romans-sur-Isère, November 25 and 26.

80 people from the far right gathered, hooded, in the town of Romans-sur-Isère, Saturday November 25. These people, coming from several cities in France, came together "to fight it out" with young people from the Monnaie district, from which some suspects in the Crépol drama which led to the death of young Thomas, as indicated by the prefect of Drôme, Thierry Devimeux, in a press briefing on Sunday evening. The demonstrations continued on Sunday, November 26 with 40 and 50 activists still present and distributed in small groups in the city center of Romans-sur-Isère.

These ultra-right activists engaged in clashes with the police who ended up pushing them back. According to images broadcast on social networks, the activists gathered behind a banner saying “Justice for Thomas, neither forgiveness nor forgetting” referring to the death of the 16-year-old teenager during a ball in the village of Crépol where several other participants were injured on November 19.

24 people arrested

The incident on Saturday evening ended with around twenty arrests with seventeen guards on duty. views allowing a return to calm, according to the Drôme prefecture. During the events of Saturday evening, a young far-right activist originally from Mayenne was attacked. hit, injured and transportation à the hospital. The young man's life is not in danger as stated by the police. the prefect. Seven new arrests took place during the day on Sunday. Among them are three far-right activists and four young people from the Monnaie district. All were placed in custody seen for carrying weapons. 

After these sometimes violent demonstrations, the Valence prosecutor, Laurent de Caigny, called for criminal charges to be brought against him. "calm and respect for everyone"."No one can take justice into their own hands outside the law" he especially recalled inviting to let the investigators continue the investigations. And the magistrate added: "Those who oppose it with illegitimate violence will answer for it.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116