January 25, 2022

Eric Zemmour condemns the authors of the video who simulate shooting on Emmanuel Macron and elected LFI

“I don’t want your support or your help.” Eric Zemmour “condemned” this Wednesday, December 22 a video in which two individuals claiming to be their supporters train shooting and in particular imagine targeting Emmanuel Macron and elected Insoumis, and for which an investigation has been opened.

“You are neither one of my supporters, nor of my militants, and even less of my friends. I condemn in advance everything you do in my name during my campaign. I do not want your support or your help, ”wrote the presidential candidate in a press release.

The videos, revealed on Twitter by the Young Guard, an anti-fascist group, and by Mediapart, show a man wearing a “Ben voir” cap, a tic in the language of Eric Zemmour erected as a slogan by his fans, exercising with a sniper rifle. “Well let’s see friends, who are we going to bust?” Of the young gaucho, of the young communist, of the young mental bougnoule ”, laughs the young man, before firing with a big caliber.

In another video shot at the same location, another young man targets the ex-spokesperson for France Insoumise Raquel Garrido. Rifle in hand, he explains “training to hunt wild Garrido” before firing and then firing a second time, evoking her husband, the LFI deputy Alexis Corbière. In the same sequence, the man openly imagines himself shooting “anti-fas and leftists”, as well as people of North African origin. “There are Algerian and Moroccan flags, I saw there, so we will hasten to shoot,” he says.

Opening of an investigation

An investigation was opened by the National Pole Against Hate Online (PNLH), for “death threats and incitement to racial hatred”, told AFP the Paris prosecutor’s office. A police source said Tuesday that “the Pharos platform, responsible for the fight against illegal content on the Internet, (had) been seized after reports from Internet users”.

LFI MP Alexis Corbière and Raquel Garrido announced on Tuesday that they had filed a complaint for “death threats and provocation to commit a crime”.