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"Fantastic December": Eric Ciotti wrongly accuses the town hall of Besançon of wanting to "deconstruct" Christmas


In a tweet, the right-wing primary candidate accused the mayor of Besançon, Anne Vignot, of wanting to do away with the expression

Éric Ciotti to the Christmas rescue.

The deputy LR of the Alpes-Maritimes blasted Sunday in a tweet the will of the mayor EELV of Besançon, Anne Vignot, to “deconstruct” the “culture” and the “Christian traditions” French by erasing the most famous of the end of year celebrations. year of these nocturnal illuminations.

In Besançon, thanks to the green mayor, we no longer say "Merry Christmas" but rather "fantastic December".

I want to be the President who defends our culture and our Christian traditions against the deconstructors of the far left and Macronists.

- Eric Ciotti (@ECiotti) November 28, 2021

"In Besançon, thanks to the green mayor, we no longer say

Merry Christmas

but rather

fantastic December

 ", criticized the candidate for the nomination of the Republicans in a tweet accompanied by a photo on which indeed appears the inscription " fantastic December in Besançon ”on a luminous strip overlooking a pedestrian street.

"Fantastic December": the name of a commercial operation

However, as the mayor of Besançon herself recalled in a tweet in response to Eric Ciotti, this accusation is doubly false.

Not only because the city has a Christmas market where it is possible to meet… Santa Claus.

But also because the commercial operation "Fantastic December" was launched by his predecessor, the mayor PS then LREM, Jean-Louis Fousseret, in 2019.

The Besançon Trade and Handicrafts Office (OCAB) quickly reacted to the accusation of the deputy for the Alpes-Maritimes.

On Facebook, he assures us that “total responsibility for the choice of the Fantastic December communication campaign in Besançon” is his and that this name has been “chosen and used since 2019 by OCAB to promote the entertainment program throughout the year. December month.


"Christmas" written everywhere on the entertainment program

Its program of festivities leaves no room for doubt.

On 17 program pages, the word "Christmas" appears 150 times.

"Christmas magic", "Christmas party", "Fantastic Christmas" ... many variations honor the Nativity feast and prove, if necessary, that the green mayor did not try to make it happen. make it disappear.

Although taken hand in the hood, a relative of Eric Ciotti persists with the Huff Post, considering that the answers provided on the side of the town hall of Besançon come under "bad faith".

“In reality, it is the municipality that installs the lights, so they do what they want.

She is not obliged to put

Fantastic December

because an organization of traders chose this name, "explains her entourage, who assumes to lead a" cultural war "against these elected officials," who have also degenerated their schools ".

Source: leparis

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