Yellow-vest protests: Macron condemns anti-Semitic abuse
February 18, 2019 5:12 am
French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned anti-Semitic abuse directed at a prominent intellectual by a group of “yellow vest” protesters in Paris.
Police stepped in to protect the philosopher Alain Finkielkraut after he was bombarded with insults and anti-Jewish taunts in the French capital.
President Macron said it was an “absolute negation” of what made France great and would not be tolerated.
Tens of thousands took part in anti-government protests on Saturday.
Prosecutors have now opened an investigation into the incident, and France’s interior minister said on Sunday that a suspect alleged to be the “main perpetrator” had been identified by the authorities.