“Necessary to defend freedom”: French protesters march against far-right in Paris

From Global News.

Protesters gathered in Paris on Saturday to demonstrate against the far-right National Rally’s (RN) surge in last Sunday’s European elections. As many as 100,000 people were expected to turn out at the march, police said.

President Emmanuel Macron called a snap legislative election after his centrist alliance was trounced by the RN in the ballot. A first series of opinion polls have projected that the RN could win the legislative election and be in a position to run the government.

"It is necessary to defend freedom. Freedom, we can defend it. And in 1793, lots of French people defended it, they died for this freedom. Today, what do people want? I don’t know why they vote, they prefer the extreme right, fascism,” one protester said.

On Thursday, political parties representing the French left-wing said they had reached an agreement to form a ‘popular front’ to contest the snap parliamentary election, which will be held over the coming month in two rounds on June 30 and July 7.

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