Wednesday, January 26

Zemmour’s rowdy visit to Marseille ends with an exchange of fingers of honor

A passer-by gives a middle finger to the far-right polemicist Eric Zemmour, November 27, 2021 in Marseille Nicolas TUCAT

A passerby on Saturday gave a middle finger to the far-right polemicist Eric Zemmour, who was finishing a heckled trip to Marseille and responded with the same gesture through the window of his car, noted an AFP photographer.

A woman approached the car of the polemicist, who agreed to roll down his window. She gave him a middle finger, before Eric Zemmour did one in turn by affirming “and very deep”, while his advisor Sarah Knafo laughed, reported the photographer.

The scene took place at the exit of a restaurant in Marseille near the town hall, after a visit to La Major cathedral.

The polemicist, who could announce his presidential candidacy in a few days, made a heckled trip to the Marseille city.

On leaving the cathedral, questioned on the hypothesis that he is no longer a candidate, Eric Zemmour replied “here is a big, almost metaphysical question”.

About the date of the announcement of his decision, which could take place on Tuesday or Wednesday, according to several sources, his entourage said: “we are waiting for him to press the button. We are all waiting elsewhere. But we are ready, we “.

Senator RN Stéphane Ravier, support of the candidate of RN Marine Le Pen, gave the polemicist a visit to the church of La Major, without warning the candidate.

The two men then called each, in front of the press, to “rally” in the second round of the presidential election against Emmanuel Macron. Mr. Ravier expressed his “friendly support” to Eric Zemmour.

Eric Zemmour’s planned visit to the fish market on the Old Port on Saturday was canceled, due to the rain and the presence of demonstrators, according to his entourage.

Friday afternoon, the polemicist had strolled less than 15 minutes, without meeting anyone, in the Panier district, under the cries of demonstrators who chanted “Zemmour break, Marseille anti-racist”. “They are not Marseillais, they are militants”, replied Mr. Zemmour.

In the morning, aboard the TGV to Marseille, Eric Zemmour got off the train in Aix-en-Provence instead of the Phocaean city, where demonstrators opposed to his arrival were waiting for him.

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