Fighting breaks out as France’s Zemmour launches campaign

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Al-Araby

French far-right candidate Eric Zemmour launched his presidential campaign in front of thousands of cheering supporters waving the tricolore on Sunday at an event marred by fighting during his speech. Zemmour, a 63-year-old author and television commentator, announced Tuesday that he would run in next April’s election, joining the field of challengers seeking to unseat centrist President Emmanuel Macron. He held his first event at an exhibition centre in Villepinte, a suburb of Paris where thousands cheered every mention of reducing immigration and booed every reference to Macron. “The stakes …

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