Today, November 12, marches against anti-Semitism took place throughout France at the call of the President of the Senate, Gerard Larcher, and the Speaker of the National Assembly, Yael Braun-Pivet. According to the Paris police prefecture, 105 thousand people marched against anti-Semitism in the French capital, and in all of France, according to the Republican Ministry of Internal Affairs, 182 thousand people, reports Le Parisien.
The publication clarifies that the Parisian procession began on the Boulevard of Invalides at 15:00 (17:00 Moscow time). It is reported that the march was attended by French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne and former presidents of the republic Francois Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy. The organizers asked to come to the march without flags, uniting under the slogan “For the Republic, against anti-Semitism.”
After the outbreak of hostilities between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement, a surge in actions in support of Palestine, as well as anti-Semitic protests, began in France. On October 12, France banned any pro-Palestinian protests, explaining this decision by saying that they threaten public order.