And one more RN rally for Éric Zemmour.
The day after that of the MEP Jérôme Rivière, it is Damien Rieu who supports the candidate of Reconquest.
A former identity activist, Damien Rieu was until then parliamentary attaché to Philippe Olivier, the special adviser and brother-in-law of Marine Le Pen, to whom he has just resigned and announced his choice.
"For several years, I have noticed that, despite all our efforts and our hopes, we can no longer mobilize our voters", notes the activist in a press release in which he recalls that he has been attached to the RN since the age of 17 years.
“Starting from scratch and in just a few months, by leading the fight of ideas and denouncing the Great Replacement, the Éric Zemmour rocket has succeeded in creating an unprecedented dynamic in political history”, notes this collaborator from the first circle of Marine. The pen.
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“While I originally counted among the skeptics, I gradually acquired the conviction that it is now around Reconquête!
and Generation Z
(the youth branch of the party)
that the recomposition - and therefore the future - of the rooted right are at stake, ”he develops.
He had an active role with Marine Le Pen
A release in good standing, therefore, of Marine Le Pen with whom Damien Rieu played an active role on social networks. He compiles online on various sites what he denounces as acquaintances between the rivals of Marine Le Pen, like Valérie Pécresse, and the Islamists. "I monitor all the politicians who collaborate with the Islamists and denounce them", he explained in March to the Parisian, with a predilection for the LR "who give great lessons on Islamism but do not have a clean ass".
“I participated in Ali Juppé, Farid Fillon, Bilal Hamon”, he boasted in reference to the online smear campaigns that marked the last presidential election.
Among his feats of arms, the one who also collaborates with the Fdesouche site cites the cancellation of the concert of the rapper Médine at the Bataclan or the prosecution for incitement to racial hatred against a Toulouse imam.
Identity Generation co-founder
“On Islam, he is unbeatable.
He knows all the currents, he could even open a madrassa
[Editor's note: Koranic school]
laughed last March one of his former colleagues who added: “for him, immigration and Islam are the alpha and the omega.
But apart from that, he has no political culture.
“With Éric Zemmour, Damien Rieu should have a role on social networks close to the one he already had at the RN.
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Co-founder of Generation Identity, which was dissolved last March by the Minister of the Interior because of its radicalism, Damien Rieu had really engaged in the electoral fight in the last departmental by presenting himself in Péronne, in the Somme.
Before that, he had taken his card from the RN in 2015, worked as a graphic designer, community manager and photographer for the deputy Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, was successively a collaborator of the RN group in PACA, director of communication for the RN town hall of Beaucaire (Gard), parliamentary attaché of Gilbert Collard before being that of Philippe Olivier.