An exchange of gestures with a passerby was the icing on a cake at the end of Eric Zemmour’s restless visit to Marseille. Leaving a restaurant after lunch, a woman who passed in the car that was being followed by the far-right polemic made an obscene gesture. The writer responded with the same gesture and with the words, “And deep down,” at the sight of his adviser, Sarah Knavu, according to an AFP photographer who witnessed the scene.
The “instinctive gesture” that Eric Zemmour “assumes”, although his entourage did not want to answer the question of whether the gesture was presidential. They replied, “It certainly makes a person real.”
The last point of the campaign did not go well with the former journalist. On Friday, he got off the train in Aix-en-Provence, where protesters had expected him. In the afternoon, he walked for less than 15 minutes in the district of Paniers, under the slogans of the demonstrators: “Besmor, disappear, Marseille is anti-racism.”
Your schedule expired on Saturday to be cancelled. After appearing in second place in the polls, ahead of outspoken far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, Zemmour’s preferences are either stagnant or declining according to opinion polls.
When, in 2018, a young man made a self-believing gesture to President Emmanuel Macron, the commentator on RTL deemed it a “symbolic guillotine”. He explained that Macron “was humiliated … that is why France was humiliated.”
The reception given to Zemmour by Marseille comes two days after the signing of ten mayors (Rennes, Montpellier, Reims, Saint-Etienne, Toulouse, Nantes, Arras, Nancy, Peregueux, and the urban community of Reims). text no the scientist To call for a “popular breakthrough” against Zemmour. “It is time to collectively agree so that the election campaign is not marred by lies and hypocrisy,” they declared, noting that the polemicist’s model is George Orwell’s 1984, “controlling the past to control lives.”
Zemmour is expected to announce his candidacy for the presidency in the coming days.
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