Trade unions take on the extreme right in northern France

It is Saturday afternoon and the Christmas market in Hénin-Beaumont is deserted. A light rain is falling on the town, adding a layer of sadness to the place. In front of the town hall, on Place Jean-Jaurès, the PCF (French Communist Party) office has closed its shutters. A small notice pasted to the door urges voters not to succumb to the siren call of the extreme right. It is the eve of the second round of regional elections. The next day will see the Front National of Marine Le Pen garner (…)

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