They shouted anti-semitic slogans, to the man of Polish-Jewish origin. Finkielkraut is among more been called 'haatzaaier’ and 'zionist'. The philosopher will get the advice ‘to lazeren'. “France is one of us.”Read also anti-Semitic tags made in several districts of Paris
“An eruption of hatred in its purest form”, wrote minister of Home Affairs Christophe Castaner in a response on Twitter. President Emmanuel Macron called Finkielkraut in a tweet, an “eminent man of letters”. The president further said this kind of insults should not be tolerated. The utterances are “the absolute denial of who we are and what we are to a great nation.”
According to the ministry of the Interior were Saturday around 41.500 protesters on the streets. In Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux used the police to tear gas to the demonstrating crowds apart, to chase after projectiles were thrown and garbage cans in a fire were stabbed. In Rouen were four people injured after a motorist found a way tried to work through the crowd of protesters, said the authorities.