A candidate for Éric Zemmour’s Reconquête party in the first constituency of the Côte-d’Or, and her campaign manager claim to have been attacked by anti-fascist activists near the Étaules market on Saturday.
The campaign team of Ambrine Mohamed released a statement claiming that the assailants attacked, insulted, and sprayed the candidate and her manager with water and flour. The attackers allegedly waited for the pair to leave the market, followed them down a dead-end alley, and attacked them from behind.
According to the local campaign team, this targeted and planned attack is part of a wider emerging problem of generalized violence against conservative candidates and activists who are in the cross-hairs of violent activists from far-left parties.
The statement further stated that the silence of the Mayor of Dijon François Rebsamen and the Minister of the Interior and Gérald Darmanin only amplified this phenomenon and the impunity of the aggressors. The campaign said that the mayor and the minister falsely claim that there is no political violence in France, all while allowing Antifa groups who wish to prevent and subvert democracy, and flout the freedom of expression and individual freedoms, to attack right-wing activists.
The campaign’s statement concluded by stating that the attack had only strengthened the team’s commitment and resolve.