On Wednesday, 9 March 2022, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin announced on Twitter the dissolution of the Collectif Palestine Vaincra for “calls to hatred, violence and discrimination”. We are outraged by this purely political decision and denounce this full-scale attack for “thought-crime”! For three years, the Collectif Palestine Vaincra, by supporting the Palestinian people, has clearly displayed and defended its anti-racist and anti-colonialist positions and we reaffirm them today. Through this outrageous attack and these abject accusations, French president Emmanuel Macron and his government seek to gag the entire Palestine solidarity movement and continue their unconditional support for Israel and the illegal colonization of Palestine unchallenged.
The dissolution of the Collectif Palestine Vaincra today is one more step in the criminalization of the solidarity movement with the Palestinian people. And it is indeed all anti-colonialist and anti-racist organizations that are targeted today. More than ever, we must stand up against this grave offensive against fundamental freedoms and this attack on the most basic rights of freedom of expression. The Collectif Palestine Vaincra is now dissolved but the fight continues. We will soon appeal to the courts of the Council of State to defend ourselves. We therefore call on all organizations, groups and individuals to mobilize to denounce this dissolution once again! The Collectif Palestine Vaincra calls upon all of its supporters and the supporters of the Palestinian cause to organize actions and rallies in the coming days! We will not give in!
Long live the struggle of the Palestinian people!
Palestine will live, Palestine will win!
Collectif Palestine Vaincra