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Bloc Identitaire (Ultranationalist movement, France)

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Flag of the Bloc Identitaire, two versions - Images by Pete Loeser, Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg & Ivan Sache, 10 March 2011

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Presentation of the Bloc Identitaire

The Bloc Identitaire is an extreme right French nationalist political group, founded in 2003 by former members of Unité Radicale and several other nationalist groups.
The Bloc Identitaire claims to represent all "young French and Europeans who are proud of their roots and of their heritage." It opposes what it calls "miscegenation" and "imperialism" (both American and Moslem), and has organized campaigns and demonstrations, sometimes violent, against Moslems, Jews, Communists, and other non-white ethnic and political groups. The Bloc identitaire runs the Nationalist Press Agency and the Novopress website, and identifies itself with other neo-Nazi and extremist groups in other parts of Western Europe and North America.

One of their more imaginative, and less violent, activities was the organization of suppers with pork soup as "identity suppers" (soupes identitaires) to attack and belittle certain ethnic groups. The group has been banded as "discriminatory and xenophobic" by the HALDE (High Authority for the Struggle Against Discrimination and for Equality - Haute autorité de lutte contre les discriminations et pour l'égalité) a French independent administrative authority which "has the right to judge all discrimination, direct or indirect, that is prohibited by law or an international agreement to which France is a signatory."

Pete Loeser & Ivan Sache, 7 March 2012

Flag of the Bloc Identitaire

The flag of the Bloc Identitaire, with either a yellow (photo, photo, photo) or black (photo, photo) field, has the symbol of the "lambda Spartan" centered on it in contrasting black or yellow. A number of these flags were used by the Bloc Identitaire at the Pigs' March, organized on 14 May 2011, in Lyon.

Aleksandar Nemet & Pete Loeser, 7 March 2012