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France: Hollande, PM Phillipe join rally to decry anti-Semitism in Paris04:07

France: Hollande, PM Phillipe join rally to decry anti-Semitism in Paris

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February 20, 2019 at 00:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

Former French President Francois Hollande and current Prime Minister Edouard Philipe were among the thousands people who held a rally to denounce anti-Semitism in Paris on Tuesday.

"To gather is necessary, it is not enough, but it is necessary, to denounce what is not acceptable. Then there will be work to do, education, training, legislative work to take the necessary measures, to punish, and severely punish all those who today, by ideology, by facility, by ignorance maliciously question who we are," Philipe said while speaking to the press.

Hollande also spoke to reporters, saying "the French share this same indignation, this same will to be united to face what has already poisoned our country at other times and which comes back regularly and that we must fight."

The protest in Paris comes as part of a number of protests throughout the country against a recent spate of anti-Semitic attacks.

France: Hollande, PM Phillipe join rally to decry anti-Semitism in Paris04:07
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Former French President Francois Hollande and current Prime Minister Edouard Philipe were among the thousands people who held a rally to denounce anti-Semitism in Paris on Tuesday.

"To gather is necessary, it is not enough, but it is necessary, to denounce what is not acceptable. Then there will be work to do, education, training, legislative work to take the necessary measures, to punish, and severely punish all those who today, by ideology, by facility, by ignorance maliciously question who we are," Philipe said while speaking to the press.

Hollande also spoke to reporters, saying "the French share this same indignation, this same will to be united to face what has already poisoned our country at other times and which comes back regularly and that we must fight."

The protest in Paris comes as part of a number of protests throughout the country against a recent spate of anti-Semitic attacks.

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