from The Times
President Macron used his new year’s message to denounce the
yellow-vest movement as a “hate-filled crowd” at odds with democratic
In a televised address to the nation Mr Macron
accused the movement, which has caused havoc over the past month, of
being liars, violent, antisemitic, homophobic and racist.
that the movement’s self-proclaimed leaders were “the spokespeople of a
hate-filled crowd attacking elected representatives, the forces of law
and order, journalists, Jews, foreigners, homosexuals. That is simply
the negation of France. I have recently seen things that are unthinkable
and heard the unacceptable.”..
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