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School of hard knocks for Macron’s MPs

Lawmakers from La République En Marche suffer physical and verbal abuse as they struggle to promote the party’s liberal agenda.

PARIS — Halfway through their first term as MPs, the novices who were swept into office with Emmanuel Macron are bumping up against the ugly reality of politics — sometimes literally.

  • Rym Momtaz
  • Politico

Protesters have blocked off access to some of their constituency offices with cinderblock walls up to 2.5 meters high or piles of manure. Graffiti accuses others of lies and treason. In the most extreme cases, some MPs have received death threats.

Over the summer, the

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