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Campaigners for Éric Zemmour Face Storm After Using Images of Victims of Terrorism in far-right Campaign.

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Campaign Already Faces Storm.

«Zemmour boys» et instrumentalisation des victimes du terrorisme : une plainte déposée

Libération yesterday.

The 13onze15 association has filed a complaint after the broadcast, Tuesday afternoon, of photomontages of victims of terrorism by supporters of the editorialist who wish to see him as a candidate for 2022.

Associations and families of victims of the attacks do not have harsh enough words to denounce the exploitation of their loved ones who fell on November 13, 2015 by circles campaigning for the candidacy of Eric Zemmour in the presidential election of 2022. This The campaign was organised and broadcast by the networks of the columnist convicted of inciting racial hatred – but who however carefully kept his distance – with the keyword #NosViesCountent on Twitter. An unworthy and dangerous manipulation according to relatives of victims contacted by Liberation.

Nouvel Obs.

From Tuesday, July 19, the “Generation Z” group, which claims to be a youth movement supporting a potential candidacy of the far-right polemicist Eric Zemmour for the presidential election, as well as Twitter accounts supporting the editorialist, has been disseminating photos of victims of attacks as part of a digital campaign. A complaint was lodged by an association.

Among these photos, victims of the Bataclan, the terraces of November 13, but also the couple of police officers killed in Magnanville (Yvelines), in June 2016, Father Hamel killed in his church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in 2016 The faces of victims who died during various events which had marked the national debate are also found, such as the young Victorine , found dead in Ville (Isère) in September, Brigadier Eric Masson , killed during a check in Avignon in May , or Adrien Perez , killed leaving a nightclub in 2018 while trying to defend a friend.

Will French Ultra-Right Pundit Zemmour Run For President?

By Samy Adghirni and Daniel Zuidijk29 June 2021,

Zemmour is a controversial television pundit, who makes the leader of the anti-immigration National Rally look soft. There’s been speculation for weeks about whether Zemmour would enter the race in April 2022. He hasn’t confirmed his intentions — but his supporters have taken matters in their own hands, plastering placards of him wearing an enigmatic half-smile on walls across the country.

While Zemmour and his supporters have often benefited from great media visibility, he’d get only 5.5% of votes in the presidential election, according to a recent poll by Ifop. That places him way behind Le Pen, who’s polling second behind President Emmanuel Macron.

While this may split the Rassemblement National vote for Maine Le Pen, – if it is more than self-publicising for Zemmour and his friends – this campaign indicates just how far the extreme right in France is prepared to go publicly these days.

It goes without saying that using the victims of terrorism for this so-called Presidential bid is about as low as you can get.

Written by Andrew Coates

July 22, 2021 at 2:39 pm