They put on Macron’s face in protest at the president’s comments about defending cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, angering Muslims.
Macron’s posters, which are printed with feet on his face, are taped at intervals according to health protocols at a shop near Tripoli.
In the Libyan capital, a mob also staged a demonstration where they stepped on and burned Emmanuel Macron’s poster in anger.
On Tuesday (27/10/2020), the Libyan Foreign Ministry condemned a statement which it deemed “deeply offensive and careless”.
A spokesman for the foreign ministry was quoted as saying by local media as saying that Macron must apologize to the 1.5 billion Muslims in the world.
The 42-year-old French president has come under fire after promising to “crack down on Islamic separatists” in “Wine Country”.
Reported Daily Mail Thursday (29/10/2020), he also defended the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, which led to criticism from the Islamic world.
The defense was conveyed after a teacher named Samuel Paty beheaded by an 18 year old Chechen teenager on October 16.
The History and Geography teacher was murdered after showing the controversial caricature, as part of the material on freedom of expression.
In response to Paty’s death, the government closed a mosque located in Paris and raided Islamic institutions there.
Macron himself called Samuel Paty a hero, and emphasized that the assassination of him was an attack on freedom of opinion.