France: Parliament suspends its session after a racist speech by a far-right deputy

3 November, 2022
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France: Parliament suspends its session after a racist speech by a far-right deputy

A session of the French Parliament was suspended today, Thursday, after a racist speech by Representative, Gérgorie de Fournasser, on the far-right National Rally deputies, addressed to a French-African MP, Carlos Martins Bellogo, during his intervention on immigration law, where he said: Go back to Africa," according to the French newspaper, Le Parisien.


The right-wing deputy's racism sparked a protest, first of all within the ranks of "unsubordinated France", whose deputies demanded the expulsion of the right-wing deputy.

Jean-Luc Melenchon said it was a "disgrace".


Prime Minister Elizabeth Bourne responded to the protests quickly, saying: "Racism has no place in our democracy," adding that "the National Assembly office will meet."


Bourne also called for sanctions against the far-right MP, de Forenser.


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