Dozens of posters have appeared in Avignon, southern France, depicting President Emmanuel Macron with the characteristic mustache of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. Russian special services do not sleep?

This was reported by BFMTV.

The provocative posters appeared en masse on the streets of Avignon, in the Côte d’Azur province, on the night of Wednesday to Thursday.

At least some of them were placed on advertising stands, apparently without the consent of the company that owns them.

Unknown persons copied for the posters a drawing by the protest graphic artist Lecteau, which first appeared as a mural on a concrete wall, also in Avignon. In it, the author added a mustache to Macron’s face, making him look like Hitler, using the numbers “49.3” – the number of the constitutional amendment used by Macron and his government to approve the unpopular pension reform without a vote in parliament.

The portrait is framed with the words “No, thank you,” and below it is a smaller print: “Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state becomes illegal or corrupt.” There was no second inscription on the original mural.

In the morning, the mayor’s office demanded that the owner of the stands dismantle the posters. He said that the caricature was placed arbitrarily, without his knowledge.

“How far are they willing to go in their humiliation and insults? It is time to punish those who resort to such odious campaigns as seriously as possible. I completely condemn this and express my support for Emmanuel Macron,” said the head of the region, Renaud Muselier, a representative of Macron’s party, the Renaissance.

Russian special services are involved in this, as the French president has expressed a desire to increase assistance to Ukraine in the war with Russia.