19 Sep 2022 11:27 am
Ignored by mainstream media in France, another anti-EU, NATO and Macron rally took place in Paris on Saturday. The leader of the EU-critical Les Patriotes party, Florian Philippot, called for the demonstration.
At the call of the leader of the French party Les Patriotes, Florian Philippot, a rally took place in Paris on September 17 against the policies of French President Emmanuel Macron. At the demonstration, which was also directed against the EU and NATO, the dismissal of Macron was demanded.
According to former MEP Philippot, “tens of thousands” of people gathered behind a banner that read “Résistance” to “urge French President Emmanuel Macron and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to get away”, but also to “freedom, defend peace and sovereignty”, as Philippot put it.
The leader of the Les Patriotes party took the opportunity to criticize the French media, which, according to Philippot, wanted the French to believe that the demonstrations were “holograms created by Putin”. With his comment Philippot played on the French news channel LCI who in early September denied the existence of one of his demonstrations reported by a Russian news channel.
As RT France writes, nearly 24 hours after the latest rally, there was again no mainstream media coverage of the demonstration. The Paris prefecture is also said to have issued no press release on the event.
The journalist from the international Russian news agency who was present at the scene Ruptly estimated the number of demonstrators at around 1,500. The Les Patriotes party, which has been particularly active against the corona measures in France over the past two years, is now frequently mobilizing numerous demonstrators on the topics of “Frexit”, leaving NATO and sharp criticism of Macron’s presidency.
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