Summer Days for Ecologists: Minister of Industry Roland Lescure cancels his visit due to the presence of Medina

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controversial The rapper's invitation by Europe Ecologie Les Verts and La France Insoumise is a subject of debate

Summer days for schoolchildren: The Minister of Industry Roland Lescure cancels his visit due to the presence of Mé dine

On the left, the rapper Médine, and on the right, the Minister of Industry, Roland Lescure. — SADAKA EDMOND/SIPA; Mourad ALLILI/SIPA

An invitation that has caused a lot of ink to flow. Industry Minister Roland Lescure announced this Saturday that he renounces to go to the summer days; d’Europe Ecologie-Les Verts because of the presence of the rapper Médina, author of a message, according to him of “anti-Semitic nature” Thursday on X (ex-Twitter).

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“His latest tweet about Rachel Khan is unambiguous; of an anti-Semitic nature. So only one decision had to be made: not to go,” About this message to the artist and essayist Rachel Khan, Jewish and granddaughter of a deportee.

The rapper referred to her as “resKHANp”, describing her as a person “drifting among social traitors and literally eating out. the far right table.” He then posted a second message in which he apologized. “It’s too easy. He plays with limits, he plays with ambiguity, then, finally, he backtracks,” the minister decides.

Marine Tondelier criticized

Keen on debates with opponents of macronism, Roland Lescure also criticizes the position of the national secretary of ecologists, Marine Tondelier, who maintained the rapper's invitation to join the party. a debate on August 24 in Le Havre entitled; “the strength of culture in the face of the culture of strength.”.

“Which leads me to cancel my presence, it’s precisely that Marine Tondelier, who calls herself the leader of a Republican party, decided, despite this tweet, to maintain his invitation,” he explains. “I am ready to talk with everyone at provided that the law and minimum decency are respected, ” adds the minister. Also invited, the former Prime Minister Édouard Philippe, mayor of Le Havre, did not take a position.