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France is divided on 'taking the knee'

15 June 2021

11:53 PM

15 June 2021

11:53 PM

Until this month ‘taking a knee’ has not been a French phenomenon. When the Black Lives Matter movement spilled out of America twelve months ago and spread across the world, France was one of the few Western nations where it failed to make any headway.

In a bold television address at the time, Emmanuel Macron declared that there would be no statues toppled in France.

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