French city launches investigation into posters depicting Macron as Hitler

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France launches investigation into public insults and ‘provocation to revolt’ after posters caricaturing President Emmanuel Macron dressed as Adolf Hitler were found on dozens of billboards in southern Avignon bottom.

About 30 posters were put up on 120 billboards around the city this week. Avignon.It depicts a head of state wearing a suit, graying hair, and writing a number. “49.3” Imprinted as a mustache.

This number is a reference to the constitutional clause that was used to force the vote. pension reform bill in parliament.

A photo published by the newspaper shows an image of President Macron surrounded by the words “no thank you” and the hashtag #agirousubir (act or suffer). La Provence.

The poster is a reproduction of a mural produced in Avignon. Artist’s Retoko It was put out in April.

Letko is known for painting fresco, since it was erased, in 2022, Macron was depicted on the same wall as a puppet of Jewish political adviser Jacques Atari. considered anti-Semitic by the authorities.

Renault, President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, said: “How far can they go to humiliate and miserable? It’s time to sanction those who engage in such a disgusting campaign in the harshest possible way. ” he tweeted. Musélier.

Avignon city hall said it would file a complaint, adding that police had been dispatched to remove the poster.

Prosecutors said the person responsible for the poster could face two months in prison and a fine of 7,500 euros for provoking a rebellion, and 12,000 euros for insulting the president.

(AFP communication) French city launches investigation into posters depicting Macron as Hitler

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