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(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL - UCL release, Steve Maia Caniço, died for dancing (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]

Date Sat, 3 Aug 2019 11:09:46 +0300

Where is Steve ? More than a month this issue is everywhere, except from the government and the authorities. More than a month for them to engage in real research in the Loire. This Tuesday, July 30, we can say: the police assassinated Steve Maia Caniço, for nothing. ---- On the night of June 21 in Nantes, around 4:30 am during the Music Festival, the police carried out a charge of incredible violence against a few hundred young people came to enjoy the sound system installed along the Loire, as every year. LBD shots, tear gas, desencclement grenades and beating. Accumulated, 14 people fall in the Loire. A fifteenth missing call is Steve, a young 24-year-old host just came to dance. ---- This Tuesday, July 30, the autopsy of the body found in the Loire on Monday 29 confirms that it is indeed that of Steve. Unsurprisingly, no relief. There remains rage and revolt.

We can not ignore the fact that Steve's death comes in a particularly repressive context, where state violence has been raging for months. The death of Steve is not a news item, it is the consequence of a political choice. That of charging violently and facing the Loire young people come to dance. That of fiercely repressing everything that exceeds and is not perfectly controlled. The internal police report obtained by Médiapart reveals that " the prefecture was perfectly aware of the risks "So in 2017, in a similar situation, the police decided not to intervene given the dangerous nature of the place. The town hall was also well aware that this place was not secure but that each year the sound system was held in peace, posing no problem.

This death has its leaders and we must mention: Claude Harcourt, prefect of Loire-Atlantique ; Cristophe Castaner Minister of the Interior, Grégoire Chassaing, commissioner in charge of the operation on the evening of June 21st. And beyond the contractors, on the spot, the police officers of the departmental intervention company, sadly known of the demonstrations in Nantes, who despite the warnings of those present, continued to strike, gas and charge.

The power and its supporters will now do everything to try not to question the violence of the state and its leaders. We will speak of "tragic accident", "light on the facts", "clashes with the police", "vague circumstances" ... So many embarrassed formulas that we have already heard about the death of Zineb Redouane, in Marseille, in December. So many formulas that aim to confuse the tracks, and that these crimes go unpunished.

Only our mobilization will be able to obtain justice and honor their memory.
The Libertarian Communist Union extends its condolences to Steve's family and loved ones, and calls for a massive mass of rallies in his memory.

Justice and truth for Steve and all the victims of the police.
Libertarian Communist Union , July 30, 2019

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