A protester holds a placard reading ‘Together against Islamophobia’ during a march against Islamophobia, in Paris on November 10, 2019 [AP/Thibault Camus] [Daylife]
On November 10, thousands marched through the streets of Paris to condemn Islamophobia. The demonstration was organised by a number of French left-wing organisations and personalities after a mosque was attacked in Bayonne, a small town 700 kilometres south of the French capital, last month.
On November 1, the left-leaning newspaper, Liberation, published an open letter signed by a number of prominent leftists calling for a united front against Islamophobia. But there were some notable absences in the list of signatories and on the march.
Although MPs from the radical left party La France Insoumise (LFI) had originally committed themselves to the