The President of France Emmanuel Macron has lodged a complaint against the man who made a poster depicting him as Adolf Hitler.
Michel-Ange Flori, owner of a French street advertising business, the suspect behind the poster, was summoned by the Toulon police station and he will be prosecuted in the case for picturing Macron dressed as Hitler.
He justified this new provocation as a political satire. He also questioned the “democracy where decisions are taken without discussion during a health council”.
“You see Hitler, but you can see Stalin there, or I see Charlie Chaplin in The Dictator,” said Michelangelo Flori. According to him, “the gravediggers of freedom of expression cannot stand my making fun of their idol, they courageously tagged the poster with the word ‘Shame’ at night at the entrance to Toulon and attacked the text ‘get vaccinated’. These intellectuals ignore the word metaphor. Shame on them.”
The author of these posters will be summoned to the Toulon Criminal Court, announced the Toulon prosecutor’s office.
There is no particular law when a person attacks the Head of State in this way in France. The offense of “insulting the President of the Republic” was repealed in 2013.