Femen Violence Unpunished
This article posted at Yves Daoudal's website takes us back a few weeks to the Civitas rally and the irruption amidst the marchers of a group of violent subversive women belonging to the Femen, a Ukrainian-based fringe group (banned in the Ukraine), financed by wealthy Germans and Americans. Despite numerous violations, the mayhem they caused on November 18 has so far gone unpunished. This is not the case of a few demonstrators who attempted to push them away grabbing the fire extinguishers they were spraying in all directions. The French police made five arrests. The following are excerpts from an account by one of the men arrested. The entire interview can be found at La Voix de la Russie.
- The march was about to begin, I was at the end of the cortege with my wife and a couple of friends. Representatives from various groups, with signs pasted on their clothing, were scattered around us. We heard cries, and slogans in English ("In Gay We Trusts", "F… Church", etc…). My wife and I turned around, and we noticed, behind the dense crowd, women with their shoulders bare, wearing nuns' headdresses. It was cold that day and I immediately realized that they were from Femen.
I watched them approach. They made their way through the crowd (that included many families with children and baby carriages, since at this spot the demonstration was less dense), then they began to spray the demonstrators in the face and all around in order to disperse the crowd (at first we thought it was tear gas considering the shape and color of the re-painted extinguishers). I rushed onto one of the women and disarmed her (the photo made the rounds of the Internet that very night) and we chased after them until they left the demonstration and were arrested by the police. (…)
On Wednesday November 28 at precisely 6:00 a.m. I was awakened by the police (the SIT to be accurate) who handcuffed me in my bed, a gun pointed at my temple. I then spent forty-eight hours in custody and fifteen hours in the "dépôt" (a sort of prison under the jurisdiction of the Paris tribunal). I am now under judicial control, forbidden to leave French territory and obliged to check in every two weeks at the police headquarters of my city, until a verdict is rendered. I work, I have no police record, I was treated like a terrorist when, in fact, we were the ones attacked! There were four other arrests that same day…
Note: SIT stands for System of Territorial Information. I don't know what its functions are.
The police explained that our "forceful arrest" was due to orders from "above", since the affair had triggered too much publicity. As for prosecution of the Femen, several suits had been filed, notably by Civitas and other demonstrators, but so far no action had been taken, and I very much doubt that there will be a concrete result. Meanwhile we risk 45,000 euros and three years in prison, not counting damages.
In the longer version of the interview he explains why he went to the demonstration in the first place:
- For several years France has been in free fall, we are in the middle of an economic crisis, the working classes are more and more crushed and pressured by the government, and all our values are trashed. We were there as Catholics, but above all to defend our values and our vision of life. This is the little we have left at the present time. As for marriage, homosexuals already have the PACS and nothing in French law forbids them to marry. If such a controversy exists, it is because of adoption, because if homosexual marriage is trivialized, then access to adoption will be as well, and children cannot be considered as toys or companion animals.