ON THE ROAD A simple fine was demanded this Tuesday in Auch against the six ecologists of “Dernière Rénovation” who had interrupted a stage of the Tour de France in July
The peloton was put in the peloton; stop Friday July 22 during the 19th stage of the Tour de France by an action of the militants of Last Renovation. — AFP
It was the second high-profile appearance of the Last Renovation collective after that of Roland-Garros. On July 22, on a road in the Gers, six environmental activists had forced the Tour de France peloton at stop for about ten minutes, right in the middle of the 19th stage. Amaury Sport Organization (ASO), company; organizer of the race, had initially deposited complaint, then withdrew it.
But that didn’t stop the six activists to appear this Tuesday before the criminal court of Auch for obstructing the circulation of vehicles on a public road.
“We marched, we demonstrated, we did all kinds of actions within the legal framework to make our demands heard, but it didn’t work. It’s the last resort,” a young activist at; bar. “The roles were well defined, we even received training before we acted. We had chosen a straight zone, with visibility. to prevent the action from being dangerous,” she said.
“A worrying ecological situation”
The collective acts “for everyone” and “wishes to bring to the fore a concerning environmental situation” He“s calling for a thermal renovation of the buildings, but nothing is being put in place in a serious way,” another activist.
“ Is there had no other legal means to warn about the importance of the thermal renovation of buildings?” the public prosecutor, Jacques-Edouard Andrault, describing the action as “dangerous, even if the defendants say they took measures to avoid the accident” Because of their clean criminal records, he specified; want to show “moderation” and requested a joint sentence of 500 euros in fines, including 300 suspended.
The judgment was deliberated; as of January 24, 2023.