We knew it was imminent, it is now confirmed. The decree dissolving the environmental collective Les Uprisings of the earth will be presented to the Council of Ministers on Wednesday by the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin, he confirmed this Tuesday during questions to the government in the National embly.
While the threat had weighed for several weeks around this young movement accused of radicalism the violence that occurred this weekend between the police and environmental activists during demonstrations against the Lyon-Turin rail link will have overcome the Uprisings of the earth. “No cause justifies injuring police and gendarmes”, justified Gerald Darmanin .
The environmental collective quickly denounced a “very political and particularly worrying dissolution”. According to him, it was “requested directly from the Head of State by agro-industry and the FNSEA “. “Trying to silence Earth Uprisings is a real attempt to break the thermometer rather than worry about temperature “, he accused.
On the left, the reactions were quick: the activists of this ociation are “repressed like terrorists they are not”, denounced on Twitter Jean-Luc Melenchon , leader of La France insoumise. They “must be listened to […] The ecological emergency must be understood”. “During the appeal of June 18, the resistance movement was considered terrorist. It’s June 20, and tomorrow, a movement in defense of the Earth, will be considered terrorist, “launched environmentalist Sandrine Rousseau .
A heterogeneous collective
Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin initiated the procedure to dissolve the Earth Uprisings on March 28, a few days after the Violent clashes in Sainte-Soline . Remained blocked for more than two months, the procedure moved last week, after the deterioration in particular of a vegetable farm in Saint-Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu (Loire-Atlantique) during a traveling demonstration against the exploitation sand for industrial purposes in Saint-Colomban.
The Earth Uprisings were born in January 2021 in the former ZAD (zone to defend) of Notre-Dame-des-Landes , with two objectives: “fight against artificialization and against agro-industrial grabbing”, details for AFP Benoît Feuillu (a pseudonym), one of the spokespersons for the movement and ex-militant of Notre-Dame-des -Landes, according to a police source. “We are a movement, a coalition of organizations, inhabitants of territories in struggle, unions, farms, peasants…” or “a relatively heterogeneous coalition”, he claims.