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Old February 18th, 2019 #48
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Macron attacks yellow vests after philosopher abused at rally

February 17, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned abuse by a group of "yellow vest" protesters, after a well-known philosopher was verbally attacked at a rally in Paris on Saturday.

Several gilets jaunes (or "yellow vest") protesters were filmed hurling abuse at philosopher and vocal Israel supporter Alain Finkielkraut as he ran into protesters during the 14th consecutive weekend of marches.

Insults including "dirty zionist," "fucking Islamophobe" and "fuck your mother" were hurled at Finkelkraut, while less hostile activists walked him away from the demonstration and behind police lines.