Waving French flags, screaming "Zemmour President!", Thousands of people gathered this Sunday in the Paris region for the first meeting of the new presidential candidate of extreme right, Eric Zemmour. The atmosphere rose temperature as the wait for the candidate was advancing, compared to 13,000 people gathered, according to the organizers, in the immense room of the Fairground of Villepinte, in northern Paris, where 15,000 supporters were expected.
The journalists of a television program known for their tongue and ironic tone were booed by the audience, said the AFP agency. An important security device was deployed around the meeting place, and more than a hundred antizemmour protesters protesting against "racism, denialism and homophobia" of the candidate were dispersed by the forces of order. Eric Zemmour, former Pollemist and 63-year-old television columnist, was launched to the presidential career after months of silence, claiming to "save France" and its values threatened by immigration and Islam.
Wrapped in a leather coat, Mary, a retired accountant who lives in the Paris region, explains with Polish accent that supports Zemmour in the fight against the "great replacement", the theory according to which African and Muslim populations will replace European peoples. "On my street we only talked Arabic, we must safeguard our traditions, not let ourselves be overwhelmed by the Muslim culture," said this Polish woman who arrived in France at 20, "French by marriage", "Refugee from a communist country", and That "it was integrated without claiming anything." "She has a love for France that I do not feel in other candidates," said François, financial director of an emerging company. "It has solid convictions and is not sold," he adds.
The Villepinte meeting is celebrated five days after the announcement of the tumultuosa candidacy of the former polemicist, whose official motto revealed on Saturday is: "Impossible is not French," expression attributed to Napoleon. Zemmour intends to demonstrate force to demonstrate that he has carried out his "transformation" of a former televised pamphletist in a credible candidate, who probably challenges the outgoing President Emmanuel Macron and captures the voices on the right, headed by Valérie Pecresse and Marine Le Pen. Initially planned in a parisian square, the meeting moved to Villepinte due to "La Madness" but also for security reasons, since an antifascist demonstration in Paris had been planned.
A few hundred people manifested themselves in the capital to denounce the candidate's speech, with cries of "Zemmour, Paris is not yours". Eric Zemmour has achieved a dazzling advance in surveys since the beginning of the school year. Some even classified them in the second round ahead of Marine Le Pen. But the star of him seemed to vanish in recent weeks, since the candidate has lost support in voting intentions.Date Of Update: 07 December 2021, 14:54