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left and environmentalists of the parties on Monday denounced the "repression" against the anti-GMO activists, including last weekend in Solomiac, in Gers.

José Bové and six other demonstrators were arrested Sunday night by security forces during a demonstration, unceremoniously dispersed by security forces against genetically modified organisms.

The demonstrators, who were about 500, had gathered at the call of the collective "Reapers GMOs' to mow a transgenic corn field. Several of them were injured.

"The prosecutions mark at once the repressive excesses of which this government has made a habit and arbitrariness which he continues to exercise," said the League of Human Rights in a statement.

For LDH, "these plantations trials were preceded by any democratic debate and were imposed, including neighboring farmers."

It therefore calls on the judiciary, which has brought charges against numerous "voluntary reapers", including former spokesperson of the Peasant Confederation José Bové and Green Christmas Mamère deputy, "not to yield to the wishes of the Government ".

The Communist Party, which calls for a moratorium on the outdoor GMOs, also "condemned the forceful repression" against anti-GMO activists.

"These men and women defend public health by refusing GMO cultivation in open custody. Basically, they and they require the strict application of the precautionary principle, "he writes.

The side of environmentalists, Greenpeace denounced the "unprecedented crackdown by security forces" in the Gers, without calling for mowing fields where they grow GMOs.

The organization prefers to focus its action on the product lists published containing GMOs to encourage the French to not eating and to "break the market."

Peasant Confederation also condemned "this riot of policère totally disproportionate violence."

"While 80% of the population declare themselves against GMOs, the state opposes their concerns as violence and repression. He chose to protect the financial interests of biotech companies against the wishes of the population", She says.


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