Eric Zemmour plans to bring together tens of thousands of people at the Trocadéro, Sunday in Paris, for a “show of force”
Burst or last stand? Distanced in the polls, Eric Zemmour intends to bring together tens of thousands of people at the Trocadéro, Sunday in Paris, for a “show of force” like the last cartridge. The far-right candidate has made an appointment with his activists at 2 p.m. Place du Trocadéro, where he will intervene around 4 p.m. for a mobilization message.
“All of France is invited, except provocateurs from the far right, far left and extreme stupidity. In advance, thank you to them for going elsewhere »he launched on Twitter, Thursday evening.
The place is yet another nod to the right: Nicolas Sarkozy held a meeting there in 2012, then François Fillon in 2017 in the midst of legal turmoil, with two presidential defeats at stake.
“I rather see their meetings as bursts, Sarkozy would not have reached 48% [au second tour] without that and Fillon would not have been a few hundred thousand votes away from qualifying” for the second round, replies Stanislas Rigault, the leader of the young militants of Eric Zemmour.
Two weeks before the first round, “It will be the event of the campaign, the biggest gathering. From the beginning, it is around my meetings that there is the most fervor “insisted Eric Zemmour this morning on Sud Radio.
Some 50,000 people are registered at this stage. For the first time, the Reconquest party! chartered coaches, between 200 and 300, from all over France.
“We are not worried at all about the number, it is more a reward for our activists who did not necessarily have the means to come from afar”assures Stanislas Rigault.
So far, the biggest meeting of Eric Zemmour was held on December 5 in Villepinte (Seine-Saint-Denis), with more than 10,000 people and incidents at the key.
Security will therefore be closely observed on Sunday. “Several hundred people” – private security and volunteers – were mobilized, according to a pillar of the campaign, in addition to the police forces deployed.