The demonstrations of Saturday September 11, 2021

In Nancy, the demonstration is prohibited in its usual route because of the Livre sur la Place. The organizers have filed an interim relief. Elsewhere, demonstrations are planned in more than 150 cities in France. Four processions in Paris.

Demonstration in Nancy against the health pass (DR)

For the ninth consecutive Saturday, the anti-sanitary and anti-Covax pass will demonstrate in the name of Liberty, in more than 150 cities in France as they have been doing every Saturday since mid-July. If the organizers’ slogans are followed, there should be fewer people in the regions and more people in Paris where four demonstrations have been declared in the prefecture.
A first inter-professional gathering is scheduled for 1 p.m. in front of the Ministry of Health, Place Pierre Laroque (7ᵉ) at the call of the white coats: nurses, doctors, firefighters, students and other caregivers who do not accept the vaccination obligation to as of September 15, 2021.
At the call of Florian Philippot (Les Patriotes) a large-scale event is scheduled to start from Porte Dauphine, place du Paraguay (4 pm) at 2 pm.
Third gathering at 2 pm at the Châtelet at the call of the “last Rampart” (for freedoms) who launched a call for mobilization on social networks.
Finally, the yellow vests, Invisible Struggles, etc. launched a national call to “mobilize massively”. Departure at 1 p.m. from Place Wagram towards the Constitutional Council. A demonstration:

Nancy: application for interim relief

This weekend, Nancy is hosting a literary event of national significance: the Book on the Place. However, the prefecture of Meurthe-et-Moselle does not want to hear about a demonstration in the city center because of possible disturbances to public order. The prefecture therefore announced an enlarged perimeter within which any demonstration was prohibited under penalty of a fine of 135 €.
“We do not want to hamper trade and even less visitors to Le Livre sur la Place,” explains Kévin, one of the spokespersons for the Bloc Lorrain, organizer of the anti sanitary pass demonstration. We have been demonstrating for eight weeks without any slippage or disturbance to public order. “
The organizers asked their lawyer, Me Christophe Sgro, lawyer at the Court of Appeal of Nancy, to present a summary release to the president of the administrative court of Nancy in order to “suspend without delay the decree of September 9, 2021 , by which the Prefect of Meurthe-et-Moselle prohibited any demonstration on the public highway, on Saturday September 11, 2021, from 6 am to 10 pm, in NANCY ”over a large area (see below). The lawyer explains that “the contested decree seriously undermines the freedom to demonstrate and the
right to collective expression of ideas and opinions, to freedom of assembly, and to freedom of association. “
For Me Sgro, the prefect can not invoke the disturbance of public order since the demonstrators, in eight weeks, “caused no damage”.

“The book outside La Place”

He adds that: “the passage of a procession (which is moreover, rather joyful and peaceful) of 1,000 to 2,000 people in front of a shop does not last more than a few minutes… We cannot seriously maintain that this would be a question of ‘a disproportionate and unbearable attack on the freedom of trade and industry. “
“But it gets even worse, adds the lawyer, since to justify the removal of the aforementioned peaceful demonstrators, the authorities do not hesitate to invoke the presence in the city center and in the immediate vicinity of the” Book on the Square ” , of another event called “THE BOOK HORS LA PLACE”, perfectly tolerated this one.
In short, for the lawyer, “This is a reading of public order which reveals at least a manifest error of assessment. “
Let’s wait for the order of the TA judge …

Press release from the Meurthe-et-Moselle prefecture

“Demonstration of Saturday, September 11, 2021 in Nancy: establishment of an enlarged perimeter of prohibition to demonstrate

The city center of Nancy is hosting the 43rd edition of the Livre sur la Place on September 10, 11 and 12, a cultural event of national significance, during which the arrival of 100,000 visitors and 500 authors is scheduled over the three days.

In order to prevent any disturbance to public order and to take into account the expected crowds, especially on Saturday 11, a expanded scope of prohibition to demonstrate is taken by prefectural decree from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. (see below). The latter integrates the various places of programming, signatures and dedications, such as bookstores which could be particularly crowded for the occasion. Moreover, a reinforced safety device will be deployed.

Arnaud COCHET, Prefect of Meurthe-et-Moselle, reminds us on this occasion that if the right to demonstrate is a constitutional principle, it must be reconciled with other rights, such as the security of persons and goods and the freedom of trade and industry.

At the same time, and as part of a national appeal, a protest demonstration, declared in the prefecture, is scheduled in Nancy on Saturday September 11, 2021 from 2 p.m., for the ninth consecutive Saturday.

Despite numerous exchanges since the beginning of the week between the state services and the organizers of the event, the latter have chosen to declare a route that penetrates the perimeter of prohibition to demonstrate previously defined.

Noting with regret this situation, Arnaud COCHET, Prefect of Meurthe-et-Moselle, cannot issue a receipt for this event. He recalls on this occasion that demonstrators who do not respect the perimeter of prohibition to demonstrate are exposed to a fourth class fine in the amount of € 135 (article R.644-4 of the Penal Code).

Dialogue remains open with the organizers of the event in order to offer a compatible route, allowing everyone’s interests to be reconciled. “

Perimeter plan in Nancy

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