Demonstrators presented as nationalists disrupted, on Saturday evening March 26, a program that Marine Le Pen was recording at her hotel in Gosier, Guadeloupe.
“Twenty far-left demonstrators jostled us quite violently”, reported to Agence France-Presse (AFP) the entourage of the candidate of the National Rally in the presidential election. His press officer reported having received “a kick in the back”. They also have “snatched the microphone” what the candidate was wearing.
The set where Marine Le Pen finished recording a duplex program to be broadcast on France 3 on Sunday “was invaded by militants from several nationalist organizations in Guadeloupe”including the National Alliance Guadeloupe (ANG), reported the channel Guadeloupe La Première, which itself had to cancel a live interview scheduled for 7:30 p.m. local time.
“There were no real clashes or violence but rather intimidation vis-à-vis Marine Le Pen”reported the journalist of the chain on the spot.
” Outside “
The demonstrators, who chanted ” outside “, “racist” according to images from BFMTV, left the premises on their own, the hotel management told AFP. Among them was Laurence Maquiaba who explained that he wanted ” to prevent “ that Marine Le Pen’s message is not “broadcast”.
On the images broadcast by the channel, we can see Marine Le Pen’s bodyguard take her against him while she lowers her head to protect herself. She was quickly evacuated from the set on which Guadeloupe La Première was to interview her live.
“The Guadeloupeans, despite the skilfully orchestrated welcome, do not want this person (…) and a party that has not changed at all”she added.
Jean-Marie Le Pen refused to land in 1987
Marine Le Pen had arrived safely in Guadeloupe, where she was coming for the first time when her father had never been able to go there on campaign. She had been welcomed by around forty supporters at Pointe-à-Pitre airport to the rhythms of ka (drum).
In December 1987, nearly 3,000 demonstrators took over the runway at Lamentin airport, in Martinique, to protest against ” racism “ of the National Front and the arrival of its then president, Jean-Marie Le Pen, who had refused to disembark.
Marine Le Pen’s program for Sunday is maintained. In particular, she must visit a market in Sainte-Anne and then meet firefighters in Sainte-Rose.