For several months, the walls of the university buildings of Clermont-Ferrand (Puy-de-Dôme) have served as an outlet for racist and xenophobic hatred.

“Polytech Clermont has seven complaints filed”, counts

La Montagne


The engineering school, which welcomes 1,200 students on the Cézeaux campus, is facing an unprecedented series.

And this is the case of other places in the city, "stained by the same slogans, with the same red writing", says the regional daily, citing the reactions of indignant elected officials on social networks.

Call for racist, sexist and sexual murder on the walls of polytech, Clermont-Ferrand can no longer stand these hateful tags that have been invading the walls of our city for several months.

That the forces of order make every effort to confuse their perpetrators.

— Magali Gallais (@gallais_magali) February 8, 2022

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"A proliferation of testimonies from people who suffer attacks"

"Foreigners get out", "our people before the others", "death to the niggers"... The law school and the presidency of the University of Clermont-Auvergne were also targeted.

“In pre-election political contexts, universities are often instrumentalized places”, regrets, in

Le Figaro

, Mathias Bernard, president of the Clermont-Auvergne University (UCA).

Quoted on

France Bleu

, the founder of the We Also 63 collective, Samir el Bakkali, is also alarmed by the ambient climate: “We are also witnessing the multiplication of testimonies from people who are subjected to verbal attacks of a racist nature.

We had never seen this before here.


To denounce these acts and mobilize against racism, the collective calls for a rally this Saturday at Place de Jaude, in Clermont-Ferrand.


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