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Manon Aubry at a meeting in Amiens, May 13, 2024.

At the doorway to the Mégacité efficiency corridor, earlier than the assembly of Manon Aubry and François Ruffin, Monday May 13, there are activists taking posters for his or her collages. By doing it effectively, it’s doable to take away these of the far-right Reconquest celebration! systematically plastered on the face of Manon Aubry, says a gluer from Pas-de-Calais. There can also be Agathe, a CGT activist who got here from Arras to see François Ruffin.

This Monday night, 4 weeks earlier than the European elections, shouldn’t be precisely a day of crowds for La France insoumise (LFI) in Amiens, however the 350-seat room is full. Matthias Tavel, Manon Aubry's marketing campaign director, guarantees a gathering to launch the house stretch of the marketing campaign.

An alternative to carry collectively all of the themes wished by Manon Aubry, from buying energy to the struggle towards free commerce treaties, together with the demand for a ceasefire in Gaza, after the beginning of marketing campaign marked by the Israeli-Palestinian battle. The alternative, additionally, to settle some scores with Raphaël Glucksmann, candidate of the Socialist Party (PS) and Place publique, in third place within the polls.

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The trade was invited to the primary a part of the assembly, with two workers of the native amino acid manufacturing firm Metex, positioned in receivership. Christophe, from the CFE-CGC in Metex, defended a “unique know-how in Europe” and thanked François Ruffin, who got here “thirteen times in one year”. “Well beyond the elections, he was always there”, he stated. The latter, denouncing the Europe of Jacques Delors and its logic, the serial relocations to Eastern Europe, so seen in Picardy, from Whirlpool to Goodyear, additionally talked about a coincidence of timing. Raphaël Glucksmann involves Amiens on Tuesday, the day after the “rebellious” assembly.

“The Europe of the large market is no”

The Picardie Debout deputy retained an viewers able to boo the socialist – “Calm down, we’re not in Saint-Etienne [le socialiste y avait été exfiltré de la manifestation du 1er-Mai]. So much the better if the Metex, the workers here, attract the spotlight of Paris” – however it was to higher launch into a proper indictment of the top of the PS checklist.

During a meeting of La France insoumise in Amiens, May 13, 2024.

“The Europe of the one market isn’t any, free and undistorted competitors isn’t any, Europe open to all winds remains to be no. This no should resonate with readability, we can not begin once more with a left that we don’t perceive, a left that cultivates vagueness and there’s a wolf. Is retirement at 60 sure or no? (…) I say this with a deep need for unity. We will want reconciled lefts, however lefts reconciled in readability. »

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