Liron Rozenhaft was attacked on the street in France while campaigning for his wife, who is a candidate for the center-right Republican party.
Liron Rozenhaft was putting up campaign posters for his wife, Audrey Rozenhaft, who is running for a legislative seat in Strasbourg, France, when he was violently assaulted by a group of men on the street.
At first, two men approached Liron Rozenhaft, calling him a “dirty Jew,” after reading the name of his wife, Audrey Rozenhaft, on the posters. She is running as a candidate for the center-right Republicans party in the 1st constituency of Bas-Rhin, which includes the city’s center and multiple outer districts, in elections scheduled for June 23, reports The Jerusalem Post.
According to Liron Rozenhaft, the two men tore down the posters and followed him, accompanied by several others on the way. He told the men that France “is still a democracy.”
In a Facebook post, his wife, Audrey Rozenhaft, wrote that her husband was beaten up so heavily that he was left unconscious, claiming that authorities have allowed for “an explosion of crime and violence” in the area. According to the Le Parisien, Rozenhaft suffered minor injuries, including a concussion.
Strasbourg Mayor Jeanne Barseghian condemned the incident, writing that “we condone no violence, and when it targets democratic discourse, it’s particularly shocking.” however, she failed to mention the alleged antisemitic element of the attack. Mayor Barseghian said that police are investigating the allegations.
Photo credit: Audrey Rozenhaft