‘Muslim attackers pretend they are victims’ Le Pen blasts Corsica beach clashes coverage

The firebrand politician received support for her comments.

One person responded to her Tweet claiming journalists are either “left-wing” or “far-left wing”. 

Another said that the media has become an obstacle to receiving honest information. 

The mayor of Sisco imposed a burkini ban on its beaches and asked locals to respect the town’s secular rules, following initial reports of the clashes. 

However, the local newspaper in Corsica, Corse Matin, published footage which it claimed countered widely circulated rumours that the fight began when three Muslim families were randomly attacked by Sisco inhabitants. 

The rising party of the Front National won a record share of the votes in relational elections last year in France.

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