Indy Nantes, Thursday 28
Another solidarity action
Wednesday January 27 about 40 people occupied the Air France agency in the Opéra area of Paris. Arriving as 6pm struck, the group blocked ticket sales for half an hour. After putting the cctv cameras out of action and setting off the fire alarms, the windows and walls inside were redecorated with the aid of numerous posters against the expulsion machinery. Fliers, "Let's sabotage the expulsion machinery" and "Some vultures from the expulsion machine" (mentioning "Opera Agency Occupation") faxes were sent to other Air France agencies as well as to its head office. Outside a banner was hung "Air France deporters - Freedom for everyone, with or without papers" and leaflets were handed out to passersby in that bourgeois area. After setting off some stink bombs everybody left by metro when the cops turned up.
All the big airline companies take part in the expulsion of immigrants without papers, but many are done by Air France-KLM (which also grans "miles", i.e. 'loyalty cards' that give free tickets to the jeufs [sic] of the escort).
This action, like many others elsewhere, should be seen in the framework of the week of solidarity with those accused of the incendiary revolt of the Vincennes detention centre; and obviously against all the scum of the expulsion machine.
See you next time!
The trial against those accused of burning the Vincennes detention centre will start again on February 1 at 14.00 in the Tribunal de grande istance (high court) of Paris.
We have just heard with joy of the liberation of the last accused still inside. Some respite before the trial...