Violent 'Anti-Fascist' March on Le Pen Rally Before French Election

Nick Mcbride
April 21, 2017

While Macron gained 0.5 point Le Pen is down 1 point in one week, the poll showed.

Demonstartors march behind a banner as they stage a protest against the far-right Front National (FN) in Marseille on April 19, 2017 in a reszponse to the campaign meeting in the city of the French presidential election candidate for the Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen.

A French presidential candidate is trying to squeeze in all the rallies he can before the first round of voting begins in a matter of days - and the best way to do that is to be in multiple places at once. Marine Le Pen could come top or come fourth and crash out - right now it's a battle to survive for the far-right candidate.

In France, the presidential election happens in two phases.

The independent candidate is expected to beat the National Front leader 67 percent to 33 percent.

As of Tuesday, Mr Macron was running at 23 per cent and Ms Le Pen at 22.3 per cent, according to the Bloomberg composite of French polling.

(AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani). A hologram of French Left party leader and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election Jean-Luc Melenchon speaks to supporters who gathered in Grenoble, southeastern France, Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

"Emmanuel Macron warmly thanked Barack Obama for his friendly call", En Marche! said in its own statement, Reuters reported.

She assailed recent governments for failing to stop attacks and warned on BFM television earlier in the day; "We are all targets - all the French". She said Wednesday that "I am a candidate in the election for the French republic" and said Europe is acting like France's "enemy".

Ms Le Pen said she only wanted the French flag behind her in the shot.

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