Gavin Mortimer Gavin Mortimer

The link between the gilet jaunes and the Strasbourg attack

There are conspiracy theories doing the rounds in France among some gilets jaunes that Tuesday’s Islamist attack in Strasbourg was somehow fabricated by the government. It was cooked up, so the social media conspirators say, to deter demonstrators from launching a fifth weekend of protests.

The various theories are all very far-fetched.

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Gavin Mortimer
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Gavin Mortimer
Gavin Mortimer is a British author who has lived in Paris for 12 years. He writes about French politics, terrorism and sport.

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