The day after a prohibited demonstration that brought together between 3,000 and 4,000 people in the Maurienne valley, in Savoie, at the call of the Uprisings of the Earth, in opposition to the Lyon-Turin rail tunnel project, and having ended by scuffles between demonstrators and policethe rebellious leader took a stand in favor of this group of ociations that the government plans to dissolve because of the violent actions attributed to him.
Guest of BFM Politique in partnership with Le Parisien-Today in France this Sunday, Jean-Luc Melenchon declared himself “absolutely against” because he “considers it stupid” because “impossible” on the grounds that it is a group of ociations.
He also denounced the use of the term “eco-terrorist” regarding this group. “We do not put on the same level people who demonstrate against a hole that serves as a basin and someone who shoots in the crowd at the Bataclan”, he claimed. After the violent clashes in Sainte-Soline (Deux-Sèvres) the Minister of the Interior spoke of ecoterrorism. It was at this time that Gérald Darmanin announced his desire to dissolve the Earth Uprisings. This dissolution could be announced this Wednesday, June 21 in the Council of Ministers.
On the merits of the Lyon-Turin case, Jean-Luc Mélenchon castigated the project to build a high-speed rail line which he describes as “monstrous” and of great “ecological damage”. “Lyon-Turin supporters should change their register. There is already a railway line and it has just been modernized”, he continued before adding about the current line linking Dijon to Turin via Chambéry in particular: “Let’s improve there a little more, it We need to put more trains there. »