Since 2017 reactionaries of all sorts in France gather under what they call “Bastion Social”. Closely linked to the Italian Casa Pound and supported by contacts in the Front National and other organisations, there were able to establish a number of locals through France, such as for example in Lyon, Clemon Ferrand or Marseilles. In Marseilles, antifascist militants developed a broad campaign against the opening of the "Bastion Social" local in the town they live in by breaking the windows, trashing the place with red paint and massively mobilizing the people against it.
Now antifascist and maoist militants from Clermont Ferrand also took bold action in their city: Last night, they broke into the local of "Bastion Social", trashed the place and looted at least several flags from there. In a statement published online and signed by both the Antifascist and Revolutionary Cell of Auvergne ("Cellule Anifasciste et Révolutionnaire d'Auvergne" - C.A.R.A.) and the Young Revolutionaries (“Jeunes Révolutionnaires”) the call is made to face fascism blow by blow and to develop popular self-defence. In the images accompanying the statement, four masked militants - all wearing shirts with the symbol of the C.A.R.A. - can be seen showing the banners they took from the local.