Fil­lon apol­ogy over hate tweet

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS -

FRENCH PRES­I­DEN­TIAL can­di­date Fran­cois Fil­lon has pub­licly apol­o­gised after a worker at his Repub­li­can party of­fice tweeted an an­tisemitic car­toon of cen­tre-left ri­val Em­manuel Macron.

The pic­ture showed Mr Macron with a top hat and hooked nose, and cut­ting a cigar with a red sickle, a Com­mu­nist sym­bol. Mr Macron pre­vi­ously worked as an in­vest­ment banker at Roth­schild Bank­ing Group.

Mr Fil­lon said: “I can­not tol­er­ate my party pub­lish­ing car­i­ca­tures that use the codes of an­tisemitic pro­pa­ganda.”

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