The President of the Republic visited a nursing home in Pantin on Tuesday. His exit provoked a crowd of thirty people, massed in spite of the rules of confinement and social distancing.

The scene did not go unnoticed. Tuesday, while Edouard Philippe called to respect confinement since the National Assembly, a handful of inhabitants of Seine-Saint-Denis gathered in the street without really taking into account the rules of social distancing. The crowd was immortalized by the cameras and for good reason: these residents had left to greet Emmanuel Macron, visiting a nursing home in Pantin.

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"You have to follow the rules"

Informed of the president's presence, the small crowd tried to challenge him. The Head of State has made fifty meters to approach and try to dialogue. If he remained at a distance, the thirty people opposite, on the other hand, massed, smartphone in hand. "You have to respect the rules", tried Emmanuel Macron, without really having these instructions followed up.


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On the sidewalk, in fact, no one wore masks and the rush lasted a few minutes, before the president returned to his car. A show deemed "absolutely dismaying" by the president of the National Rally, Marine Le Pen, on Twitter.

In #Pantin, residents agglutinated without any respect for confinement or social distancing, and that before the President of the Republic ...

It is absolutely CONSTERNANT. MLP # COVID19 # StayYouHttps: //

- Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) April 7, 2020

Did Emmanuel Macron, in spite of himself, create a crowd going against health recommendations? The Elysée is sweeping the question. "It is normal for him to come into contact with people confronted with the epidemic," said his entourage.

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