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Far-right French presidential candidate Eric Zemmour put in headlock at campaign rally

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Far-right French presidential candidate Eric Zemmour put in headlock at campaign rally

French far-right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour was put in a headlock by a protester at his first election campaign rally on Sunday.

The event, which took place in Villepinte (a suburb near Paris), was marred by clashes and demonstrations.

Supporters of Zemmour threw chairs, tables and punched several protesters wearing anti-racism T-shirts, while footage shows the candidate himself being put in a headlock as he made his way through crowds.

The man who grabbed Zemmour was removed from the venue, along with a number of other protesters.

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