The headquarters of the FFF was the subject of a new militant action, Wednesday evening, and organized, according to our information, by the civil disobedience movement Extinction Rebellion and the feminist collective NousToutes. Several collages and inscriptions were made on the building of the body, located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, to denounce the organization of the next World Cup in Qatar and its human cost. Tens of thousands of foreign workers participated in the construction of stadiums and infrastructure in the small Gulf emirate.
“We met a few people who congratulated us. It’s nice, it doesn’t happen often.
Among the visible slogans: “Qatar red card”, “Foul Cup” Where “Let’s boycott the 2022 World Cup”. “We saw that there was an executive committee of the FFF scheduled for Thursdayexplains a participant in this action. We thought it might be good to welcome them with a few messages telling them of our revolt vis-à-vis the situation in Qatar. We met a few people who congratulated us. It’s nice, it doesn’t happen often..
Contacted, the communication department of the FFF could not, for the time being, be reached. This action took place while Noël Le Graët, the president of the “3F”, currently weakenedmust be received Friday, September 16 in the morning by the Minister of Sports, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, for a “moment of exchange”where the next World Cup in Qatar (November 20-December 18) is expected to be tackled.
The headquarters of the FFF already targeted last December
A global poll published on Thursday by Amnesty International shows that more than two-thirds of those questioned (70% in France) wish that the federations of their country “speak publicly” on respect for human rights in the context of this World Cup, the first to be organized in the Middle East.
For its part, Amnesty also had carried out an operation (hanging a banner) in front of the headquarters of the FFF, on December 15, to denounce, according to her, “inaction” body on human rights issues in the small gas emirate.
In long (and rare) interview granted to the weekly Pointpublished this Thursday, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Emir of Qatar, explained that he understood “that we had a problem with the work on the construction sites”. “We took strong action in record time […]he added. And then there is the second category of criticisms, those that continue no matter what we do. These are people who do not accept that an Arab Muslim country like Qatar hosts a World Cup. Those will find any pretext to denigrate us. »