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'It was a mistake to strip Le Pen of her immunity'
by Ben McPartland
After the leader of France's National Front party Marine Le Pen was stripped of her immunity on Tuesday, French political analyst and expert on the far-right, Jean-Yves Camus tells The Local why it was a mistake. However, anti-racism campaigners disagree.
Many opponents of the French far-right National Front will almost certainly have welcomed Tuesday's decision by the European Parliament to strip Marine Le Pen of her immunity from prosecution as an MEP.
Those who believe her provocative speech in Lyon, when she compared Muslim street prayers to the Nazi occupation, was indeed incitement to racial hatred, will be eager to see French authorities now launch legal proceedings against her.
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