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Flag of Résistance Républicaine - Image by Ivan Sache, 28 April 2016
Résistance Républicaine is an ultra-rightist, islamophobic movement founded in June 2010 by Christine Tasin in close connection with the webzine Riposte Laïque. Together with the Bloc Identitaire, Résistance Républicaine struggles against the "Muslim offensive", mostly via the Internet but also via targeted campaigns and marches modelled on the events organized by Pegida, the German islamophobic movement.
Like other ultra-nationalist movements, Résistance Républicaine defends the conspirationist theory of "grand replacement" (the alleged, programmed replacement in Europe of the Christian, native civilization by Islam), popularized by the writer Renaud Camus (b. 1946), a regular guest at the conferences organized by the movement.
On 18 June 2010, Christine Tasin announced the organization of a "sausage-plonk aperitif party" in the borough of the Goutte-d'Or (Paris). The alleged aim of the event was to celebrate the "Gaul tradition of drinking together" in the borough of Paris named for the ancient vineyards (lit. the Golden Drop). Not a mere coincidence, the Goutte-d'Or has a population of very mixed origin, with a significant proportion of Muslims. The organizers also presented the event as an attempt of "reappropriation of a street illegally confiscated" [on Fridays, by Muslims praying outside following the the saturation of the two small mosques]. The party was forbidden by the authorities, as were the announced counter-demonstrations.
[Libération, 2 March 2011]
On 15 October 2013, C. Tasin publicly insulted members of the Muslim community of Belfort, a town in the east of France, calling Islam "a dirt and a danger for France". Sentenced in August 2014 to a a fee of 3,000 euros for incitement to racial hatred, she commented that the court was "an Islamic court applying the sharia [Islamic Law] to France".
[L'Express, 8 August 2014]
On 8 December 2013, Résistance Républicaine organized in Paris a march for the "preservation of the Christian feasts" (Christmas, Easter, and the other Christian feasts and traditions).
[Citizenside France, 8 Decembre 2013]
On 28 February 2015, the movement co-organized the Conference for the Freedom of Speech, targeted to "islamist fascism". Renaud Camus announced there the creation of a French section of Pegida, which was represented by Melanie Dittmer.
[Atlantico, 20 January 2015]
Ivan Sache, 28 April 2016
The flag of Résistance Républicaine is white with the emblem of the movement made of the writing "Résistance" in red and "Républicaine" in blue, the two initial being interlaced. The two vertical bars of the "R"s form a French flag charged with the national motto, "Liberté" (white), "Egalité" (blue), "Fraternité" (white). "Laïcité" (Secularism; white) is added in the curved part of the "R".
The flag was seen during the demonstration organized, by Resistance Républicaine with Adsav ! on 10 October 2015 in Brest (Brittany), calling for the closure of a Sunna mosque, presented as "salafist" by the protesters (photo, photo, photo, photo).
Ivan Sache, 28 April 2016