The 20 years of September 11, Hidalgo and Le Pen candidates, Venice Film Festival… The five things to remember from the weekend

Did you pick up the news? We have summarized the top five information from the past two days for you.

  • The United States commemorates the attacks of September 11, 2001

Katie Mascali and her fiancé Andre Jabban pay tribute to Joseph Mascali, who died in the 9/11 attacks, in front of the Manhattan Memorial in New York on September 11, 2021.

Minutes of silence, musical tributes, enumeration of the names of the victims … The United States paid tribute, Saturday September 11, to some 3,000 people killed twenty years earlier by the jihadist attacks of Al-Qaida. Several ceremonies were held at the Manhattan Memorial, where the twin towers of the World Trade Center stood, as well as at the Pentagon, near Washington, and Shanksville, Pa., Two sites where also crashed two of the planes hijacked by terrorists.

The US President, Joe Biden, and some of his predecessors, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, took part in these very solemn ceremonies, which however left much room for emotion. In a video message published the day before, Friday, Joe Biden had called the Americans to the unit. “This is the central lesson of 9/11 for me. Is that when we are most vulnerable (…), unity is our greatest strength ”, declared the American president.

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  • Anne Hidalgo formalizes her candidacy for the Elysee

Anne Hidalgo on the esplanade of the quai de Boisguilbert in Rouen, Sunday September 12, 2021.

The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, formalized, on Sunday, her candidacy for the presidential election of 2022. “Today I am ready. This is why, humbly, (…) I decided to be a candidate for the presidency of the French Republic. (…) I am a candidate to offer a future to our children, to all our children ”, declared the socialist from Rouen (Seine-Maritime).

Evoking her Spanish and family origins as well as her ecological commitment, Anne Hidalgo said she wanted to tackle “To inequalities”. She also denounced the division of the French under the presidency of Emmanuel Macron: “The five-year term which is coming to an end was to unite the French, it has divided them as never before. He had to solve social problems, he made them worse. “ This entry into the campaign will be accompanied, on Wednesday, by the release of his book A french woman (Editions de l’Observatoire).

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  • Ninth weekend of opposition to the health pass

Anti-health pass protesters in Paris, Saturday September 11, 2021.

Three days from Implementation of the vaccination obligation for nursing staff, demonstrations of protest against the health pass continued in France. With, within the 207 rallies organized, many nurses, nursing assistants, physiotherapists, who protested against this measure which comes into force on September 15. Steadily decreasing since the great mobilization of August 7, the marches on Saturday brought together, according to the Interior Ministry, 121,000 people throughout France, including 19,000 in Paris.

Several incidents have also been reported in the capital near the Champs-Elysées, where the police fired tear gas canisters to deny access to demonstrators. Other clashes took place in the early evening near the Palais-Royal. In total, according to the Paris police headquarters, “104 arrests” and « 187 verbalisations » were performed in Paris.

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  • Marine Le Pen launches its campaign for 2022

Speech by Marine Le Pen in Frejus (Var), September 12, 2021.

Marine Le Pen officially gave up the reins of her party, the National Rally (RN), on Sunday, during her return to school speech in Fréjus (Var). By entrusting the keys of the RN to the number two of the party, Jordan Bardella, the candidate thus devotes herself fully to the presidential election of 2022, marked, on the far right, by the threat of a possible candidacy of the polemicist Eric Zemmour.

During her speech, Marine Le Pen detailed the main lines of her campaign, with, as a fundamental principle, the defense of freedoms. “In 2022, this election will not only be a choice of society. It will be a choice of civilization, a choice of life and future for our children, a choice of security and power for our country, a choice of freedom and independence ”, she said, before qualifying the sanitary pass as“Disproportionate interference with liberty”. The far-right leader also developed the favorite themes of the RN: immigration, insecurity and the fight against Islamist proselytism, by announcing, in particular, a bill on immigration which will be submitted to a referendum if she was elected to the Elysée.

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  • French Audrey Diwan wins Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival

French director Audrey Diwan received the Golden Lion in Venice on September 11, 2021.

After Julia Ducournau, winner of the Palme d’Or for Titanium, another French director shone at an international film festival. Audrey Diwan was awarded the Golden Lion for her film on Saturday 11 September The event at the Venice Film Festival. Unanimously awarded by the jury chaired by South Korean Bong Joon-ho, the prize rewards an intimate and feminist film which tells the story of a young woman (actress Anamaria Vartolomei) who clandestinely aborts in France from the 1960s.

After But you are crazy, released in 2019, The event is the second feature film by Audrey Diwan, 41 years old. The filmmaker had previously co-signed several scripts, including the very recent film BAC north. With this award, she becomes the fourth director to receive the Golden Lion since 2000.

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And also :

England. The country gives up implementing the health pass.

Hungary. Pope Francis called on Viktor Orban’s country to be “open” to everyone.

Pakistan. First commercial flight between Islamabad and Kabul since the return of the Taliban.

Tennis. US Open winner, Briton Emma Raducanu is the first player from qualifying to win a Grand Slam tournament.

Music. Celtic music group Tri Yann bids farewell to the stage.

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