France Investigates Posters Likening Macron To Hitler

Posted on May 23, 2023
The authorities in the French city of Avignon have opened an investigation after posters appeared on the streets comparing President Emmanuel Macron to Adolf Hitler, AFP reports, citing the office of the city’s public prosecutor, Florence Galtier.
According to officials, the offenders will face two months in prison and a fine of €7,500 ($8,110) for “provocation to rebellion,” as well as a fine of €12,000 for insulting the President.
Around 30 anti-Macron posters glued to advertising boards were discovered on Thursday. They showed the French President with graying hair and the number 49.3 on his face, which looked like a small black mustache. It is a reference to Article 49.3 of the French Constitution, which the government invoked in March to ram through its controversial pension reform without securing the support of the parliament (the National Assembly).
According to French media, the posters included a quote from Mahatma Gandhi about the “sacred duty” of civil disobedience against a “lawless or corrupt” state.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest News

Operatives from the Imo State Police Command have arrested suspected abductors and murderers of... Continue
In an unprecedented gathering of grace, power, and purpose, Nigeria’s illustrious First Lady, Her... Continue
CASMIR OBI-NWEKE   Political stakeholders in Idemmili South Local Government Area of Anambra State... Continue
Southern Youth Foundation of Nigeria, Youth Groups and Opinion Leaders have called on President... Continue
MICHAEL AKINOLA  Police operatives from the Lagos State Command have arrested two suspected members... Continue
The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has urged the Y2024... Continue
The Distinguished lawmaker representing Lagos West Senatorial District, Senator Idiat Adebule, has counseled her... Continue
MICHAEL AKINOLA  A 26-year old lady,  Gift Edmond, has been arrested and charged in... Continue
The Nigeria Police Force has declared that it is aware of a video circulating... Continue
The Kwara State Government has warned Principals of Junior Secondary Schools and Headteachers of... Continue

UBA


Access Bank

Twitter

Sponsored