REPORTAGE The presidential candidate held his first meeting in Villepinte in Seine-Saint-Denis, which was peppered with incidents
Eric Zemmour. – Rafael Yaghobzadeh/AP/SIPA
- Eric Zemmour has been a presidential candidate since last Tuesday.
- The identity candidate held his first meeting in Villepinte in Seine-Saint-Denis.
- His supporters praise “the show of force” , while the event was peppered with incidents.
In Villepinte (Seine-Saint-Denis),
Eric Zemmour had promised his & ldquo; & nbsp; moult & nbsp; & raquo ;. Candidate & agrave; the president since Tuesday, the polemist wanted from now on to put on more presidential clothes. No more polemical comments of the last few years. Finished, the finger of honor & agrave; an activist during a displacement Marseilles. Forget, the & ldquo; asshole & rdquo; the ch & eacute; & agrave; Gilles Bouleau, the presenter of the TF1 newscast, after a heated interview.
Down in the polls, the identity candidate gathered in the afternoon his support, several thousand people, during his first campaign meeting on Sunday at the Villepinte Exhibition Center (Seine-Saint-Denis). Flags in hand, activists & ndash; a lot of young & ndash; are already hot and sing before their champion arrives. The vibe gets a bit electrified when a team from Daily is booed by the crowd, and & ldquo; & ldquo; & nbsp; exfiltrated & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; by security services for a few minutes to ease the tensions.
& laquo; & nbsp; Zemmour must remain Zemmour & nbsp; & raquo;
& ldquo; Now is the time to kick off the campaign. We have five months to convince the French to join us, what better than such a demonstration of strength? With this meeting, Zemmour shows that he is not supported only on networks social & nbsp; & raquo;, advances D & eacute; nis Cieslik, spokesperson for the Friends of & rsquo; & Eacute; ric Zemmour, a few minutes before the start of the meeting. & ldquo; & ldquo; It & rsquo; s not intended & nbsp; continue what he has done in the past. Its political program is not the polemics that we want to stick to it. skin, but his project for France & nbsp; & raquo ;.
Same story with another support, Antoine Diers. & ldquo; We are entering the countryside now, the momentum is there. Zemmour is well aware that there was time for the writer-columnist, he is now fully in the skin of the candidate. But that is not all going to change. He is not going to become the slick, well-groomed political nihilah. with beautiful elements in language. Zemmour must stay Zemmour & nbsp; & raquo;
& ldquo; & nbsp; If they hate me, it & rsquo; s because they hate you & rsquo; & rdquo;
After the speeches of several supporters, the candidate enters the scene, in a deafening din. During his ambulation & agrave; through the crowd, Eric Zemmour is gripped; to the neck by an individual, quickly expelled & oacute; through security. At the microphone, the candidate puts on his glasses and reassures his family, quickly showing that he has not put a single drop of water in his wine. & ldquo; & nbsp; Nearly 15,000 French people who braved political correctness, threats from the far left and hatred of the media, '' he says, when political figures and associations called for & rsquo; & agrave; demonstrate against the holding of the meeting, to & laquo; silence Eric Zemmour & raquo ;.
The former journalist is now attacking the pack: his political opponents and the media. & ldquo; For months, my meetings have been annoying, the rooms are full & agrave; crack. My adversaries want my political death, the journalists want my social death and the jihadists want my death at all. [& hellip;] If they hate me, it's because they hate you. The real object of their wrath is you. They believe they are our enemies, they are our best allies. Very & egrave; s & agrave; Comfortable, the former columnist for Figaro plays with the crowd. & ldquo; & ldquo; Me fascist & nbsp;? & nbsp; I am the only one & agrave; defend freedom to think and fight & nbsp; & raquo ;. The candidate also brushes aside accusations of misogyny and racism. & ldquo; Some people said i was brutal. Yes & ccedil; a can happen because my commitment is total. I am a passionate. For three months, I wanted to impose the survival of France & nbsp; & raquo ;.
The atmosphere becomes electric again. Another individual is exfiltrated; by security services under the hoots of the militants. At the back of the room, & ccedil; was agitated. According to AFP and several videos on Twitter, activists from the SOS Racism association are pulling out t-shirts & laquo; & nbsp; No to racism & nbsp; & rsquo ;, before being violently taken & rsquo; left by other people.
Violence against Emmanuel Macron, violence in the room
On stage, Eric Zemmour calls for his support & agrave; join his new party: & nbsp; Reconqu & ecirc; te. & ldquo; Reconquest is now underway. The reconquest of our economy, our security, our identity, our sovereignty, the reconquest of our country. He promises & lquo; z & eacute; r & rsquo; immigration & rsquo ;, and unveils a few proposals on the Kingdom, such as the deportation of foreign offenders, which he says he wants to submit. r & eacute; rendum.
Finally, Eric Zemmour targets his opponents, Val & eacute; rie P & eacute; cresse, nominated by Les R & eacute; publicains on Saturday. & laquo; Believe it & agrave; on her word when she claims to be Chirac, she will promise you everything and she will hold nothing. But its harshest attacks are addressed to Emmanuel Macron, whom he accuses of having & ldquo; & nbsp; vide & nbsp; of their substance our economy, our identity, our culture [& hellip;] because it is & rsquo; him alone, the great void, the abyss & raquo ;. Before starting the Marseillaise, the candidate already imagines; beat the outgoing president. & ldquo; In 2022, it is not the person of Emmanuel Macron that we are going to defeat, but better, his idea.