Macron will not attend event but criticises ‘unbridled antisemitism’ on rise in France

Tens of thousands of people, including many senior politicians, are expected to march in Paris against antisemitism amid a dramatic surge in anti-Jewish incidents across France and bitter political rows over whether – and how – to take part.

“I will be marching for the values of the Republic and against antisemitism,” wrote Élisabeth Borne, the French prime minister whose Jewish father was deported during the second world war, on X, formerly Twitter. “This combat is vital for our national cohesion.”

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