French government dissolves anti-migrant identity group

PARIS (AP) — French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has announced the dissolution of the anti-migrant group Generation Identity during a Cabinet meeting, saying it was inciting violence and discrimination in the country. Darmanin published on Twitter a government decree pronouncing the association illegal. It said the group’s publications and its leaders’ actions and comments were spreading “an ideology inciting hatred, violence and discrimination.” Generation Identity, known for spectacular actions to warn of alleged harm to Europeans by migrants, has influence throughout France and beyond. Its lawyer says he will appeal the presidential decree.