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Far-right gains alarm French left

The National Front (FN) political party in France may be celebrating its most recent success in the European parliamentary elections, but many in Paris and across France want to make it known that the party’s far-right policies are not for them. On May 25 when the results of the European parliamentary elections were announced, French high-school student Lucas Rochette-Berlon, 16, went to his computer and, through social networks, launched a “call to mobilisation”. Four days later thousands of French citizens took to the streets in over 20 cities and towns to announce their disapproval of the FN’s electoral success. “What was really interesting about the [demonstrations] in May was that it…