Statement Concerning S., Comrade who is in a Life-Threatening Condition Following the Sainte-Soline Protest

We reproduce here the statement by the group Camarade, one of whose members was grievously injured by the police during the demonstration on 25 March. We believe that the brutality of police repression, like something out of a war zone, is no accident. It is linked on the one hand to the gravity of the various crises confronting the bourgeoisie, and on the other hand to the ongoing imperialist war. The bourgeoisie must relegate all demonstrations and strikes to the “background” in order to keep their hands free to deal with the war economy and the war itself. We join Camarade in wishing for the recovery of our comrade, whom we have certainly encountered during various political events. But we also wish to ask comrades to take the utmost care in the future when distributing propaganda and during their interventions in general.

Internationalist Communist Tendency

On Saturday the 25th of March at Sainte-Soline, our comrade S. was hit in the head by an explosive grenade during the protest against the giant retention basins. Despite his critical condition, the prefecture deliberately prevented the emergency services from intervening at first, and from transporting him to a special care unit in a second phase. He is currently in a neurosurgical intensive care. He is still in a critical condition.
The massive outbreak of violence that the protesters have gone through led to hundreds of wounded, and many of them suffered serious physical injuries, as we can read in the various reports available. The 30 000 protesters came with the aim to block the construction site of the Sainte-Soline giant retention basin, which is a water-appropriation project defended by a minority for the benefit of a capitalist model that has nothing more to defend other than death. The violence of the armed wing of the democratic State illustrates it vividly.
In the sequence initiated by the movement against the pension reform, the police mutilates and tries to assassinate to prevent the uprising, to defend the bourgeoisie and its world. Nothing will dampen our determination to put an end to their reign. On Tuesday March the 28th and on the following days, let’s strengthen the strikes and the blockades, let’s take the streets, for S. and all the wounded and the imprisoned of our movements.
Long live the revolution.
Comrades of S.
PS: If you have any information concerning the circumstances of the injuries inflicted to S., contact us at:
We wish that this statement can be spread as massively as possible.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023