A PCF candidate from the Alpes-Maritimes to the departmental lodged a complaint overnight from Friday to Saturday, claiming to have been attacked by a candidate of the National Rally, who disputes these accusations and has himself filed a handbook.
half past midnight
”, she told AFP, Marie-Chantal Guzman, 51, stuck posters on a free panel “
when the RN candidate arrived by car
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Jean-Claude Geay, a 61-year-old carpenter, would then have told her that she had "
no right to stick
". According to the Communist candidate, Geay would have "
torn the brush of glue from her hands
" before "
hitting it on her face and arms (...) he held my arms, then he attacked her. my vehicle with the brush by putting glue on the bodywork and in the passenger compartment
Marie-Chantal Guzman went to the hospital where she was given "
", and on Saturday, she found to have "
bruises on her arms,
" she told AFP. Guzman also claims to have been insulted, and notes that she was "
the only woman out of the five people present
" and "
the only one to have taken
Shortly after the incident, police confirmed, Geay filed a handrail to report a collage of posters outside of legal hours. According to his version of the facts, he got out of the car when he saw “
” putting up posters after midnight. "
I got closer, there was a little jostling, but no blow, no violence, I no longer remember if I was caught by the collar, perhaps
", he assured the AFP. Guzman then approached him, according to his words, and "
I then pushed her away with a brush of glue that I had taken from them, but not with the handle, just the bristles of the brush.
". The RN candidate also recognizes and
put a little glue on their vehicle
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The facts were condemned on Saturday by many elected officials, from PCF spokesperson Ian Brossat, who denounced on Twitter "
an unbearable aggression
", to Renaud Muselier (LR), candidate for his succession to the regional in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, for whom "
violence has never its place in political life
The leader of rebellious France, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, for his part castigated "
extreme right-wing violence denied and thereby encouraged
There were no blows exchanged, this is not at all the attack denounced by Jean-Luc Mélenchon. This has taken on grotesque and ridiculous proportions
, ”for his part denounced to AFP a local RN executive.