In Mayotte, Marine Le Pen accuses the federal government of abandoning the island “to chaos” | EUROtoday

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Marine Le Pen in salouva, traditional Mayotte outfit, during her visit to the island on April 21, 2024.

Two emblematic websites of all of the crises in Mayotte. Two locations to renew a well-rehearsed speech mixing emotion, indignation and condemnation in a territory the place she achieved amongst her finest scores within the 2022 presidential election (59.10% within the second spherical). Traveling on this division of the Indian Ocean to help Jordan Bardella's listing within the European elections on June 9, Marine Le Pen adopted her frequent thread: telling the Mahorais that they’re “those among the French who suffer the most” and that they’re “ abandoned » by the government despite ” chaos [qui] settled down ” due to illegal immigration and insecurity. Themes that can be transposed to the national level for her.

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The president of the National Rally (RN) group in the National Assembly first chose to go, on Saturday April 20, to the Cavani stadium in Mamoudzou, where an African migrant camp was dismantled, before going meet, on Sunday, the residents who man the Ngwézi crossroads dam in the south of the island. Where the demonstrators, to demand the establishment of a state of emergency on the island, had installed three welded gates on the roadway in February to ensure the blockade of the roads.

At the head of around sixty “moms” from the Cavani citizen collective brandishing small French flags, Marine Le Pen walks up the road which runs alongside the stadium, ignoring the migrants coming from international locations within the Great Lakes area and Somalia. Expelled from the sports activities venue, between 200 and 500 asylum seekers or refugees are put in on the sidewalks. They sleep on the ground, on bins, mats or foam mattresses. And put together meager meals on small makeshift braziers. No working water, no bogs. During the day, they search out any shady house to flee the scorching solar.

“Hold on, we’re coming”

The Cavani collective denounces a “unacceptable situation”of ” delinquency “ and “inhumane conditions”. Convinced that the regional well being company “doesn’t say everything”, residents are fearful in regards to the threat of a cholera epidemic introduced by these migrants arriving in kwassa-kwassa – gentle boats – by way of the Comoros. Faced with members of the neighborhood collective, Marine Le Pen names the culprits: successive governments. Before emphasizing that “the Mahorais accept things that no other French would accept”. According to the far-right MP, the state of affairs in entrance of the Cavani stadium stays the fruit of “bad decisions” of the chief, “unable to exercise authority”.

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