Violence flares as French far-right TV pundit holds campaign rally

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VILLEPINTE, France – Anti-racism activists were beaten up on Sunday as former French TV pundit Eric Zemour held his first presidential campaign rally near Paris, days after he formally announced his candidacy in a video showing his Anti-migrant and was highlighted. Anti-Islamic views.

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As his supporters waved and cheered French flags in the capital’s northern suburb, thousands of others took to the streets of Paris to denounce his xenophobic platform.

France is holding its presidential election on 10 April, with a runoff on 24 April if necessary. Zemor has compared former President Donald Trump in France to his riotous-populism and ambitions to make the leap from the small screen to national leadership. , The 63-year-old, a conviction of many hate speech, unveiled his campaign slogan: “The impossible is not French,” a quote attributed to Napoleon.

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“If I win that election, it will not be another (political) change, but the beginning of a rebuilding of the most beautiful country in the world,” said Zemour.

At the rally, supporters sang the French national anthem, “Zamour, President!” Screamed. and “We will win!” Waving the tricolor flag of France. AP reporters saw some activists wearing black with “not for racism” on their sweaters being beaten up by people at a rally and brutally thrown out of the room. A scuffle continued outside the room between anti-racism activists and security guards.

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