Several hundred neo-Nazi activists demonstrated in Paris to commemorate the 29th anniversary of the death of the far right activist Sébastien Deyzieu.
Deyzieu died accidentally on May 9, 1994 while trying to flee from the police. The young man, aged 22, had slipped from a roof rue des Chartreux (in the 6th arrondissement of Paris) during a demonstration “against American imperialism”, which had been banned by the police headquarters.
At the time, about 400 people had gathered at the call of the far-right groups “Union of Assas Students” and “Revolutionary Nationalist Youth”.
The Paris police headquarters estimates that there were around 550 protesters. Among them, Axel Loustau and Olivier Duguet, two former treasurers of Jeanne, the micro-party of Marine Le Pen.
These demonstrators, dressed in black and often masked, exhibited black flags marked with the Celtic cross and red smoke bombs. The procession was mostly made up of young men. The Paris police chief authorized the demonstration.