Speaking during the session of questions to the government in the National Assembly, the Minister of the Interior added that he would present to a future Council of Ministers a decree of dissolution at the end of the adversarial procedure.

The group, presented as belonging to the ultra-left movement by the Ministry of the Interior, is one of the organizers of the demonstration of Sainte-Soline against the "mega basins", which gave rise to violent clashes with the gendarmes.

The minister announced that he had requested "two reports", one to the prefect of Deux-Sèvres and the other to the director general of the national gendarmerie, on the events of Sainte-Soline.

These two reports, he said, will be put "online in the afternoon on the website of the Ministry of the Interior". "The government has nothing to hide," he said.

According to a note from the Ministry of the Interior dated Tuesday, "Uprisings of the Earth" (SLT) "incites and participates in the commission of sabotage and material damage".

Created in 2021 by "members of the ultra-left from the former ZAD (zone to defend) of Notre-Dame-des-Landes" in Loire-Atlantique, SLT has "created the concept of +disarmament+ intended to accept the practice of eco-sabotage," according to the note.

Last October, during a first demonstration against the "mega basins" in Sainte-Soline, Gérald Darmanin had castigated the "ecoterrorism" of the perpetrators of violence.

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