Raphaël Glucksmann and Jean-Luc Mélenchon or the “remake of the irreconcilable lefts” | EUROtoday

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Raphaël Glucksmann, head of the list of the Socialist Party and Place publique for the European elections in June, arrives for a meeting in Villeurbanne (Rhône), near Lyon, on May 1, 2024.

Raphaël Glucksmann had till then determined to not reply. But after a 1er-Heckled, the MEP determined to counterattack. While he was to hitch the Labor Day procession in Saint-Etienne, the pinnacle of the checklist of the Socialist Party (PS) and its formation, Place publique, within the European elections in June was focused by round fifty folks. folks screaming at him ” Go away ! », “Palestine will live”, “PS bastard”and throwing projectiles and paints at him.

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Questioned directly, the MEP began by accusing « the Young Communists, Permanent Revolution and La France insoumise [LFI] ». The small Trotskyist group and the movement of Jean-Luc Mélenchon immediately denied any involvement in this action, even if witnesses clearly identified LFI flags and activists. On LCI, a demonstrator, equipped with a flag in the colors of the movement, assumed “be one of the people who expelled him”. “Impostors must not be part of our ranks”he added, without giving his name. The Young Communists of the Loire, for their part, admitted to having orchestrated the operation.

“I do not agree with the expulsion organized by the group which claims it, the Jeunesse Communiste, of Mr. Glucksmann in Saint-Etienne, but I note that he should have thought before speaking and accusing LFI », proclaimed the triple presidential candidate, from the Place de la République, in Paris, where he was demonstrating. While condemning the violence which targeted Mr. Glucksmann, Manon Aubry, head of the European list, castigated the “lies against LFI”Who “do not honor democracy”.

“Slander campaigns”

Mr. Glucksmann then returned to the incident during a press conference organized ahead of a meeting which was held on Wednesday afternoon in Villeurbanne (Rhône). Raphaël Glucksmann has been the target of “rebellious” people for months. The Franco-Palestinian Rima Hassan, in seventh position on the LFI list, and the deputy for Seine-Maritime Alma Dufour, for example, are increasing attacks against her, accusing her of complacency vis-à-vis Israel and making as if he was not also asking for a ceasefire.

Far from exonerating the left-wing motion, the MEP defined that this violence was “the result of slander campaigns, orchestrated on social networks by certain parties and political leaders”Who “decided to target, not the far right, but our campaign”he continued, additionally revealing that he acquired an avalanche of “messages of hate, very often with anti-Semitic connotations”.

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