Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet’s former minister, the largest French opposition party, was nominated by the far-right Republican candidates on Thursday in a market where a passer-by insulted while campaigning. Aggression has been condemned by several politicians, a prosecution proceeding initiated.
The nation-renowned Kosciusko-Morizet handed out election leaflets in his constituency, a Parisian market, when a man of about fifty years got rid of bundled paper and wanted to cut it in the midst of insults. The defending environmental minister lost his balance, fell, and lost consciousness for a few minutes. Thanks to the ambulance staff, they came to the hospital and then moved to the hospital.
After insulting, he ran down to the nearest metro station, shouting: “Your mistakes are that (Socialist Anne) Hidalgo may now be a mayor in Paris.”
Jean-Baptiste Goulard, a volunteer of the Republicans, followed the man in the subway, who landed at the next stop. The volunteer said that he was also hit by him and then fled.
The prosecutor’s office has initiated proceedings for “deliberate violence” in the case, for the time being no one was detained.
Prime Minister Édouard Philippe, partner of Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, visited politics in the hospital this afternoon.
“I want to build my friend Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet. I condemn this intolerable violent act,” the head of government said on Twitter.
The former minister came second in the second round of the national elections, with Emmanuel Macron, chairman of the Republic, in the rally of the Republic, with Gilles Le Gendre, who also condemned the attack.
Anne Hidalgo, Paris Mayor and other politicians also expressed their support for Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet.