Brazil, “fake police” … Jean-Luc Mélenchon and macroni split on Twitter

The connection between the boss of the renaissance, Jair Bolsonaro, and the attack by supporters of La France insoumise has strained Jean-Luc Mélenchon and his relatives. The response of the former presidential candidate increased the tension between the two camps.

A far cry from the pension reform that was introduced on Tuesday, but which Macronie and La France are determined to put to the sword. It all started this Monday morning with an interview with Renaissance boss Stéphane Séjourné.

The MEP speaks hours after several official buildings were stormed in Brazil by pro-Bolsonaro protests to prevent his successor Lula from taking power.

“There are temptations to question political legitimacy, we saw it in 2017, in 2022. Systematically, we have big debates about ‘did you win the elections?'” said Stephane Sejourné of the Public Senate, who chairs the “Renewable Europe” group in Brussels. condemns .

“Extreme Right Occupies Presidential Palace, Sejourne Looks at LFI”

The MEP specifically refers to the words of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who qualified Emmanuel Macron as “the worst elected among the presidents of the 5th Republic” on the eve of the second round of the 2022 presidential elections. The tenant of the Elysée was re-elected with a strong abstention (28.01%) and many voters who chose to cast a blank or zero vote (6.19%).

The first to respond to him was the new LFI coordinator, Manuel Bompard.

“When the Brazilian far-right enters the presidential palace, Stéphane Sejourné watches France Insoumise. It’s a shame,” reacts very closely to the creator of insoumise on Twitter.

Mélenchon mentions “fake policemen who attacked the headquarters of the LFI”.

The former LFI candidate for the Elysee race barely savored the parallel between Joan Bolsonaro’s supporters and herself, condemning the “shameful comparison” on her Twitter account a few hours after her lieutenant’s support.

“When the fake police attacked our headquarters in 2017, Macroni had nothing to say,” reported Septualist on the social network in the afternoon.

The words of the former LFI deputy, who now heads the La Boetie institute, take direct aim at the search for the headquarters of his movement six years ago.

“You are not Benalla. You are Republican police officers. I am the Republic,” he then sent Jean-Luc Mélenchon to the police outside the entrance to his party’s building, accusing the police of a “political coup”.

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Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s tweet did not go down well with Stéphane Séjourné, who condemned “another slide”.

“Lake cops after killing a cop”. Jean-Luc Melenchon is a bit like Noël Le Graet from NUPES. The only difference: he never apologizes. Unwavering support for our law enforcement agencies,” the Renaissance boss replied again. gives

In his response, the elected representative of Europe confuses two events: first, the apology of the head of the French football federation, Noel Le Graet. After Zinédine Zidane said at RMC on Sunday that there was “nothing to shake” over Zidane’s professional future, the French football boss has finally backtracked.

“Therefore, he will continue to insult the Republican police as he did in 2022”

Macronist also refers to the words of the former leader of the LFI during the legislative campaign last June. “The police are killing”, Jean-Luc Mélenchon has condemned, criticizing the “disproportionate use of force” by the police after the death of a young woman in Paris when she refused to obey.

Gerald Darmani’s response to Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s tweet was not long in coming.

“”Fake policemen”? Remember that they act under the authority of magistrates. Therefore, in 2023, Mr. Mélenchon will continue to insult the police of the Republic, as in 2022,” criticizes the Minister of the Interior on his Twitter account. .

“We say it, we say it again, and we make no apologies”

Bastien Lachaud, one of those very close to Jean-Luc Mélenchon, remained in his boots and defended the founder of the movement.

“Fact, yes: When police unions threaten a political party because they don’t accept criticism,” replies the LFI deputy for Seine-Saint-Denis on Twitter. Before saying, “We say, repeat and don’t apologize.”

Such exchanges indicate a very tense atmosphere between the two sides in the coming days. While Elisabeth Borne will outline the pension reform later on Tuesday, Mathilde Panot, president of the rebel group in the National Assembly, has already vowed to “force her to back down”.

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