Three members of the young ‘identitarian’ European anti-illegal immigrant movement were sentenced to six months in jail on Thursday after having tried to stop illegals from entering the country at the Franco-Italian border last year on April 21, 2018.
Clément Gandelin, 24, president of Génération Identitaire, Romain Espino, 26, organizer and spokesman, and former organizer Damien Lefèvre, 29, were also fined €2,000 each.
“Generation Identitaire” rented two helicopters, a plane, and used patrol vehicles tagged with the words “Defend Europe”, during the spring of 2018 to help stop the flow of illegal and often dangerous migrants from entering France by crossing the Alps.
Generation Identitaire peacefully stopped several illegal migrants and immediately turned them over to the authorities.
Instead of the pro-borders patriotic organization being praised by their government for helping to stop illegals from entering France, they were arrested, given a prison sentence of six months, and their organization was fined 75,000 euros.
Generation Identitaire, was among the very first groups in Europe, in this case France, to protest against the illegal mass migration into Europe and the subsequent Islamization of, initially France, and then Europe.
It was and is primarily a young adult group, who often do showy but always non-violent demonstrations against the dishonest and illegal policies of the government, and have endured intense negative leftist propaganda, attacks and smears because of it.
It is hard to find fault with the mission of the identitarian movement as it is stated on their website:
Generation Identity (in some countries, ‘Identitarian Movement’) is a Europe-wide patriotic youth movement that promotes the values of homeland, freedom and tradition through peaceful activism, political education, and community & cultural activities. We want to create an awareness for a metapolitical patriotic value base
The group has expanded into many other European nations from Ireland to Slovenia, and most prominently into Austria, where the state authorities have regularly raided the Austrian leader, Martin Sellner’s, home, stolen his computers and phones, and attempted to jail him on various charges all of which seem more political than criminal.
Below are some Generation Identitaire demonstrations and interviews:
UK and Ireland:
An anti-migrant action which will cost them dearly. Three leaders of Génération Identitaire were sentenced this Thursday [August 29th] to prison without suspension and a substantial fine for a commando mission that they undertook in the spring of 2018 on the Echelle Pass in the High Alps.
Three leaders of the xenophobic and racist Génération Identitaire have accordingly been rebuked with six months of prison time without suspension, and a fine of €75,000 for erecting a sort of a symbolic border at this passage point well known to migrants arriving in France. Two helicopters and about one hundred people were mobilized in order to send a violent and heinous message to the refugees crossing the Alps from Italy.
Many thanks to our friend Ava Lon for the translation.