OAN’s Sophia Flores
2:30 PM – Thursday, October 12, 2023
French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin has ordered a country-wide ban on all pro-Palestine protests.
The instructions were announced on Thursday, in hopes of diminishing feelings of fear and turmoil among French residents amid a rise in anti-Semitic violence.
Darmanin ordered a ban on “pro-Palestinian demonstrations because they are likely to generate public order disturbances.”
He has also warned that foreign nationals who live in the country and violate the ban to protest will be “systematically” deported.
Since the attack on Israel was first reported on Saturday, the French Interior Minister notified a French radio station that at least 100 anti-Semitic acts have occurred recently in France.
Many of those documented instances included spraying swastikas and the phrase “death to Jews” on walls across the country with graffiti. Additionally, people have been arrested for bringing weapons into Jewish places of worship and to schools.
France has a Jewish community of almost 500,000 citizens. Its Muslim community has an estimated 5 million individuals.
As of Thursday, 12 French citizens were murdered in the brutal Hamas attacks in Israel. 17 individuals, including 4 children, are still missing.
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