Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Anarchists and Autonomists Arrested in French "Anti-Terror" sweep
Early on the morning of November 11th French anti terror police raided houses in 3 french towns arresting 20 individuals for the sabotage of high speed rail lines in France. The arrested are alleged by authorities to be part of an "anarchist-autonomous gang" responsible for "violent rhetoric" and rioting. One of the towns raided was the town of Tarnac which in recent years had become a sort of "libertarian" community made up of young anarchists and autonomists from all over France. According to Le Monde one of the arrested is supposed to have been one of the authors of an influential piece called "The Insurrection to Come".
Although the press gives varying numbers it is believed that 8-10 of the individuals caught up in these raids are still being held and will face terror charges.
En la madrugada del 11 de Noviembre, la Policia Especial Contra Terrorismo allanaron casas en tres pueblos de Francia. 20 individuous fueron detenidos por sabotajes contra la red ferroiaria francesa.
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