During the speech on Sunday evening, the presidential candidate spoke to 15,000 of his supporters in an event center in front of Paris. France must be “recaptured” by Muslim migrants. He complained that he was being persecuted by a “pack of politicians, journalists and jihadists” and that his opponents had described him as “fascist, racist and misogynist”. “If I win, this will be the beginning of the reconquest of the most beautiful country in the world,” promised Zemmour. He thanked “15,000 French people who defied political correctness, the threats of the extreme left and the hatred of the media.”
When he marched into the hall with great security, a man in a light brown T-shirt managed to push his way through to him. He attacked him from behind and tried to choke him. Within a few seconds the man could be pulled away again. Zemmour is said to have sustained minor injuries in the attack.
Several demonstrators who had gathered in front of the hall to demonstrate against Zemmour had to be arrested. As recently as last week, left-wing activists tried to storm the rally at his campaign rally in Marseille. His political opponents accuse him of racism and anti-Semitism. Zemmour, who is of Jewish-Algerian descent, is often referred to in the media as the “far right”. This stems from the fact that the former publicist criticized immigration from the Maghreb states and Islam in the harshest possible terms. In the past, he also repeatedly spoke out against “political corectness”.