Demonstrations against anti-semitism in Paris and other French cities

In Paris and other French cities Tuesday demonstrations against anti-semitism held. The demonstrations are a response to anti-semitic incidents of recent weeks in France.

In Paris were prime minister Edouard Philippe and a few ministers participated in the protest march against anti-semitism.

President Emmanuel Macron visited Tuesday in a cemetery in the village of Quatzenheim, that in the Alsace region in eastern France. There were the Tuesday destruction of eighty Jewish graves have been discovered.

The graves were plastered with swastikas. On one of the graves was the text “Black wolves of the Alsace”. That was a neo-nazi group in the seventies in the region was active.

Saturday was the pro-Israeli philosopher Alain Finkielkraut during a demonstration in Paris, reviled by ‘Yellow Shirts’. Finkielkraut was more of a “dirty zionist”.

Last year, 540 of anti-semitic incidents in France

Macron announced that there the harder it will be to take action against anti-semitic actions, and other haatincidenten. “We will act, we will laws and we will punish you”, he told Jewish leaders at the cemetery. “Those who have done this, earning our republic.”

The French police registered last year, about 540 of anti-semitic incidents. In comparison with a year earlier, that is an increase of 74 percent.

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