Rebels, Young Communists, Permanent Revolution… Who participated within the violent ousting of Raphaël Glucksmann in Saint-Étienne? | EUROtoday

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IThey is not going to go on trip collectively… Raphaël Glucksmann and Jean-Luc Mélenchon multiplied the invectives, Wednesday 1er May, a brand new image, if ever there was one, of those irreconcilable lefts earlier than the European elections.

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It all began in Saint-Étienne, when Glucksmann, head of the Socialist Party-Place publique record, was ousted from the demonstration organized on this metropolis on Wednesday morning. The 44-year-old MEP and his entourage had been subjected to invective upon their arrival, with paint and cans being thrown, in addition to cries like “Glucksmann, get out” or “Palestine will live”. Shortly after the occasions, the co-president of Place publique pointed the finger at “around fifty crazy people”, together with some belonging to La France insoumise. Before giving up becoming a member of the procession.

READ ALSO Raphaël Glucksmann, the candidate of the dissatisfiedIf this violence was unanimously condemned, from Prime Minister Gabriel Attal to Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the chief of the Insoumis was not glad with that: “All those who want to show allegiance to the workers' struggle for their rights have their place May, the 1st. We just have to move away from them if they displease us,” he thundered on

Rebels… however not solely

Again refuting his opponent's accusations, Jean-Luc Mélenchon demanded that Raphaël Glucksmann apologize for having unfairly singled out LFI throughout his exfiltration, stressing that “the Young Communists of 42 claimed responsibility for this action.”

In the method, the LFI federation of the Loire denounced “the falsehoods” towards their motion… Except that TF1 and LCI collected the testimony of an LFI activist, former deputy of an unelected candidate within the 2022 legislative elections, who claims , Insoumis flags on the shoulder, “having been one of those who expelled him”.

The Young Communists of the Loire additionally acknowledged to Agence France-Presse (AFP) that that they had “contributed to this action, like other organizations”, judging it “incompatible” to march within the presence of Raphaël Glucksmann, “a representative of the right wing of the Socialist Party. The head of the PCF list Léon Deffontaines, who “strongly” condemned these actions, assured Wednesday that they had been “not members of the PCF”, nor “of the Movement of Young French Communists”, and that he had not due to this fact not “to answer for these acts”.

“What is certain is that there were flags of political parties,” stated Raphaël Glucksmann after the incident, referring to these of Permanent Revolution along with these of La France Insoumise and Jeunesses Communistes.

“#TheLeft, you’re drunk tonight”

On the night of this eventful day, Glucksmann went additional by affirming that this violence is, in his eyes, “the result of a campaign of slander orchestrated on social networks by certain political parties and certain political leaders”, regretting that some to the left ” [aient] determined to focus on not the acute proper, however [sa] marketing campaign”, with out naming anybody. Before asking, in a brand new collection of messages on X, Jean-Luc Mélenchon to cease “playing with fire”.

Faced with the incendiary debate which animated left-wing activists and sympathizers on this Labor Day, Sandrine Rousseau let her exasperation burst forth. “#TheLeft, you’re drunk tonight,” she posted, in a since-deleted tweet.