Socialist Party leader Olivier Faure has singled out Jean-Luc Mélenchon for a “provocative” tweet referring to the French Revolution. The leader of La France Insoumise called on the French to mobilize on October 16 for the march “against high cost of living and climate inaction”.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of La France Insoumise, has he gone too far on social networks? This is in any case the opinion of the boss of the Socialist Party, Olivier Faure, who did not hesitate to pin the former deputy on Twitter.
There Jean Luc you can do better. Provocation is not always the best way to be heard. There is no longer any king or queen. We will have neither spade nor pitchfork. Our mobilization will be non-violent and its strength is its message: justice against social disorder. https://t.co/rhIrU0ivok
— Olivier Faure (@faureolivier) October 6, 2022
This Thursday, October 6, Jean-Luc Mélenchon has indeed called on the French to mobilize in large numbers for the march “against the high cost of living and climate inaction”, organized on October 16, with reference to the French Revolution. “October 5 and 6, 1789 women march on Versailles against the cost of living. They bring the king the queen and the dauphin by force to Paris under popular control. Do better on October 16”, tweeted the leader of La France Insoumise .
Not to Olivier Faure’s taste: “There Jean-Luc you can do better. Provocation is not always the best way to be heard. There is no longer any king or queen. We will have no spades nor fork. Our mobilization will be non-violent and its strength is its message: justice against social disorder “, replies the deputy of Seine-et-Marne. This Friday, October 7, the government spokesman, Olivier Véran, also denounced the words of Jean-Luc Mélenchon: “Do better… do worse… This is not the first time that he has exceeded the bounds, he is still in excess, says the government spokesperson on BFMTV. Masked calls for a form of social violence are unacceptable.”
Still on social networks, Mathilde Panot, LFI MP, wanted to reassure: “Dear Olivier, Don’t worry. What we will have in common, from October 5 and 6, 1789 to October 16, 2022, is anger and revolt in the face of injustice”.
No worries 😉
What we will have in common, from October 5 and 6, 1789 to October 16, 2022, is anger and revolt in the face of injustice.
Let’s write history and break out with children, friends and neighbors at the #October16March ! https://t.co/i47nLCCSSd
— Mathilde Panot (@MathildePanot) October 6, 2022
In practice, La France Insoumise, the Socialist Party, Europe Écologie, the Greens and the Communist Party, which come to make up the New Popular, Ecological and Social Union (Nupes) are at the initiative of this march “against the high cost of living and the climate inaction”.