The president of the National Assembly gathered his troops on Saturday in the Meuse, a few days after the visit of Emmanuel Macron.
from Lucie Soullier (special correspondent to Verdun)
Noon plays under the rain of Verdun, the clash can begin. Referring to France, Marine Le Pen has just paid tribute to "The greatest military victory in its history" in front of the monument to the victory and the soldiers of the symbolic city of the First World War, Saturday 10 November. Blue-white-red flags in one hand, umbrellas in the other, factions lepeniste ovation the head of the far right French.
Whistles can be heard on the opposite bank of the Meuse. Thirty people came to wield a poster as a welcome: "Nationalism leads to war". A blue parka sings the chorus of black Béruriers adapted for the occasion – "Hairy disturbs the National Front" – while a resident annoys: "Let him come and see his troops another day". Yet just this weekend of commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War, the National Gathering (RN, ex-FN) decided to meet in Verdun.
"We are coming", urge some militants of the renamed National Rally (RN), from the bridge that separates the two camps. Noon twenty rings at Verdun, the battle is over. The anti-Le Pen would disperse, framed by the police, while the tricolor flags exiled at their banquet.
Under the awning mounted for the occasion, "Today we do not do politics", assures a councilor of the Pas-de-Calais. Since then an entire bus has been moved "The circo de Marine" share the bites with the queen but do not do politics, therefore.
You would almost believe it on the podium. The leaders of the RN parade here to tell the story of a pigeon hero of the war, there the life of the hairy sacrificed, or to represent the moor of 1914, …