WATCH: Black African Defense League In France Attacks Joan Of Arc Statue To Protest Slavery In Africa [VIDEO]

Gabrielle Okun | Reporter

Black African Defense League activists in France attacked a Joan of Arc Statue to protest slavery in Libya Tuesday.

African activists protested and attacked a statue of the French historical icon to accuse Europe of being responsible for slavery in Libya, according to their video posted to Facebook. The video features three Franco-African men wearing sweatshirts with the words “Ligue de Défense Noire Africaine” or The Black African Defense League (LDNA) in English and rallying around the statue in Paris to protest Libyan slavery. (RELATED: Italy’s New Interior Minister Demands Boat Carrying Migrants To Turn Around)

The men surrounded the statue with cardboard signs and a banner. The banner was written in red, stating “The Black African Defense League: Free Slaves In Libya,” complete with two frowning faces. One man wore a cardboard sign written in pink with the words “The country of Joan of Arc is responsible.” One of the protesters then climbed on top of the golden statue to further bring light to the plight of people in Libya. (RELATED: Slovenian Political Leader Wants To Put ‘Slovenia First’ Agenda In Melania Trump’s Home Country)

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Marine Le Pen, the leader of the nationalistic anti-migrant “Front National” political party, expressed her frustration about the LDNA’s protests. (RELATED: Italian Politician Says Sending Back Illegal Immigrants Is A Top Priority)

“The ‘Black African Defense League’ attacks the Joan of Arc statue in Paris. Our country is becoming a playground for associations that hate France,” Le Pen wrote.

The LDNA also noted it is a movement to shed light against racism and create respect for the black community, according to its biography on Twitter.
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