Marion Maréchal, the niece of National Rally leader Marine Le Pen, recently slammed Black Lives Matter activists for “defiling the memory of our ancestors” and “spitting on our history.”
Yesterday, in a video posted to social media, the former National Rally politician, spoke at length about the Black Lives Matter movement, as well the protests, riots, and looting which have ignited across the West in response to the deaths of George Floyd and Adama Traoré.
“I don’t have to apologize as a white person and a French one,” said Maréchal in a video posted to Facebook. “You can see what we have been reduced to by having to position ourselves that way. I don’t have to apologize for the death of an offender, Adama Traoré, an accidental death that occurred after an arrest unrelated to his skin color, but to the crimes he allegedly committed.”
“I don’t have to apologize because I didn’t colonize anyone… I didn’t enslave anyone in the same way that all these political groups and political activists were never colonized or enslaved themselves,” Maréchal continued.
The 30-year-old former politician then commented on BLM, Antifa, and other left-wing extremists who’ve torn down and defaced monuments across Europe and America.
They “defile the memory of our ancestors, spit on our history, purify our heritage and break down our statues,” she said adding that “What is being prepared behind this propaganda is terrifying.”