‘France, 2016’ Le Pen’s fury as riot police DRAG Christians out of church

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
By Paul Martin

THE niece of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has expressed her anger at shocking pictures of a Catholic priest being dragged out of a church – by riot police.

By REBECCA PERRING
Express.co.uk
Wed, Aug 3, 2016

Marion Le Pen simply wrote “France, 2016 #SainteRita” alongside the image of the priest who refused to leave the mass he was holding in protest against the demolition of local church Sainte Rita.

The angry protests come just a day after Father Jacques Hamel, who had his throat slit by two depraved Islamic State fighters, was laid to rest in Rouen Cathedral on Tuesday.

Thousands of mourners turned out to pay respect to the elderly priest, who was murdered by jihadists as he delivered mass in a church in St Étienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy.

Social media users took to Twitter to express their shock at the protesting priest being dragged out of Sainte Rita, which is due to be demolished and turned into a car park.

One said: “Jihadists have slit the throat of a priest. Anne Hidalgo [the mayor of Paris] helps them by destroying churches.”

Another said: “The day after the funeral of a murdered priest, it destroyed a church in #SainteRita to make parking… Seriously?”

National Front party leader Marine Le Pen also waded into the row, tweeting: “And what if they built parking lots in the place of Salafist mosques, and not of our churches?”

The church has been closed since las year, but has been operating through a new Catholic parish association.

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