Dn a press release published on Wednesday March 16, the National Liberation Front of Corsica (FLNC) threatened to resume the fight, in the face of the “contemptuous denial” of the State in the face of the aspirations of the Corsican people, explaining: “At home the revolt provoke the uprising. “If the French State still remained deaf, there could be no sacrifice of youth that did not lead to a proportionate reaction on our part, and today’s street fights will soon be those of the maquis of the tomorrow night,” warns the underground independence movement.
The FLNC had officially laid down its arms in 2014, after four decades of armed struggle marked by more than 4,500 claimed attacks. The clandestine independence group, however, claimed the 1er last September an attempted attack near Ajaccio (Corse-du-Sud) targeting four bungalows belonging to a continental. Believing that this “contemptuous denial” of the State has just been brought to “its paroxysm by the monstrous assassination attempt” of Yvan Colonna in Arles, the movement goes on: “Contempt breeds anger, and anger leads to the revolt. »
The executive ready to talk about autonomy
This threat came on the very day of the arrival of Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin, on a two-day visit to Corsica to try to ease tensions on the island since the attack on the Corsican independence activist in his prison. , where he was serving a life sentence for his participation in the assassination of the prefect Érignac in 1998 in Ajaccio. On the eve of his arrival on the island, in an interview with Corse-Morningthe minister had reached out to the autonomist leaders of the Isle of Beauty, explaining that he was “ready to go as far as autonomy” for Corsica.