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The celebrations of 11-November marred by violence


November 13, 2013

Clashes have disrupted the celebrations of the Armistice of November 11-Monday morning. Seventy people were arrested on the Champs-Elysees, where Francois Hollande was jeered. Some criticize the instrumentalization of the Armistice.


"Today on the Champs-Elysees, a few dozen individuals associated with the extreme right, the French Spring  and the French Renewal did not want to respect this moment of reflection and gathering," said to the press Interior Minister, Manuel Valls, citing the presence of personalities from the national Front on the avenue.

Clashes broke out between police and demonstrators, some of whom chanted "Holland resignation," "socialist dictatorship" or "Holland, your law we do not want," a slogan heard at protests of opponents to gay marriage.

 

Critics irrelevant in a national ceremony of this nature said the former defense minister and president of New Center Hervé Morin. "The anger of the French is huge (...) but this is not the right time , it is a moment of solemnity, collection, souvenir," he has said "This moment, which is a duty to remember, is a message of unity, it is a living together, a common past, it is a willingness to share what has been the country's unity. "


Marine Le Pen, denounced the "arbitrary" arrests of activists Frontists.



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