In France, when you want to gain the support of the public, you use symbols from the left. If the fight ever moved toward the right and its symbols, it would risk two things: connections with homophobia, and with the Front National. The French Spring wants to acquire an image of moderation and non-conformism, and the first rule of the left is the demonstration. The people of the right do not have the same custom of taking to the streets to defend their rights...French president François Hollande believes the opposition went too far [link in French] when it began calling for "resistance" and referring to the government and the press as "collaborators." On the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Conseil National de la Résistance, Hollande declared that, "The words still have a meaning... The Resistance was against Nazism, against the Occupation. The Collaboration were the French who were with the occupiers. And fascism, Nazism, dictatorship, are an era that is thankfully over."
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