Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s right-wing “National Rally”, called for the country’s flag to be raised under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, as the European Union flag was raised as France assumed the presidency of the European Union today, Saturday.
Le Pen submitted an official appeal against this decision and denounced the removal of the French flag, saying: “It is a real attack on the identity of our homeland.. This monument is a tribute to our military glories, and it houses the remains of the unknown soldier and in fact constitutes a monument to the memory of all the dead of France, and embodies the beating heart of our nation and our memory.” common”.
I am angry that the French flag has been replaced by the European Union flag under the Arc de Triomphe, over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
This provocation offends those who fought for France. I ask Macron to take back our national flag. pic.twitter.com/sR2IfjV3sG
– Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) December 31, 2021
She pointed an accusing finger at President Emmanuel Macron, stressing that this decision “can only be taken by direct order of the head of state.”
“Emmanuel Macron on this occasion once again betrayed his duties and once again showed his arrogant contempt for our history for reasons of personal ambition,” she said.
Government sources told BFM TV that the French flag is not permanently displayed under the Arc de Triomphe, and that “the European flag will be withdrawn in a few days.”
Source: “BFM TV”
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