At a press conference given by 20 masked men at a deserted house in the Corsican wilderness, the group said: "The left, in power for eight months, has given no tangible sign of willingness to abandon the grave errors of its predecessors." As a result, the group said, it intended to return to military action.
In practice, a spate of unclaimed terrorist attacks in recent weeks has led to speculation that the FLNC Historic Wing - which split from the Customary Wing in 1991 - had already returned to violence.
The announcement comes as the three separatist movements engaged in democratic activities on the island are more divided than ever. The groups, which scored a total of 13.6 per cent in the last regional election, have failed to agree a common programme and risk losing all their seats in the new regional assembly.Reuse content