“If you don’t see me more moved than that, it’s because it could have been worse,” reacted the leader of La France insoumise.
The presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon was floured, Saturday, June 12, at the start of the Parisian demonstration against the extreme right. While the leader of La France insoumise was responding to the press, Place de Clichy, a young man threw flour in his face before being pushed back by the CGT’s security service.
Dusting himself off, Jean-Luc Mélenchon reacted calmly. “There is great tension, he estimated. There, I don’t know what the motive was for throwing flour on me … It’s really a threshold that has been crossed. “” If you don’t see me more moved than that, it’s because that could have been worse … It’s made to intimidate. (…) Even if it is painful, we must not back down “, he continued.
“The right reaction is to show human solidarity and coolness. They don’t scare me”, added the leader of La France insoumise. His words last Sunday predicting “a serious incident or murder” in the last week before the presidential campaign, an event “written in advance“aroused indignation in the political class. Jean-Luc Mélenchon again refuted, on Saturday, everything “conspiratorial statement”.