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French politicians receive GUILLOTINE death threats as Macron TODAY faces a motion of no confidence over pension reforms that have sparked violent protests

  • Deputies received death threats evoking the guillotine used in the French Revolution
  • It comes as Macron faces a vote of no confidence on his pension reforms today.
  • READ MORE: France BANS protests on the Champs-Elysees as violent clashes break out

French politicians have been threatened with the guillotine if they support the government of President Emmanuel Macron in a parliamentary vote of no confidence today.

Police said hundreds of macabre messages had been sent to lawmakers preparing for the crucial vote at the National Assembly in Paris.

It comes after Macron’s decision to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 bypassing parliament sparked widespread violent protests across France.

Agnes Evren MP and vice chair of the Republican Party said she was “receiving death threats” evoking the guillotine of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette during the “Terror” that followed the French Revolution in 1789.

She tweeted: “These extremists refuse to debate, have no respect for their political opponents and are openly inspired by Terror.”

It comes after Macron’s decision to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 bypassing parliament sparked widespread violent protests across France.

A French police officer in riot gear stands next to a fire during a demonstration in Bordeaux, southwestern France, on March 18, 2023.

A French police officer in riot gear stands next to a fire during a demonstration in Bordeaux, southwestern France, on March 18, 2023.

READ MORE: France BANS protests on the Champs-Elysees as fierce clashes break out over Macron’s pension reforms

Don’t underestimate the danger anymore. Each such threat will now be the subject of a complaint.

The Republican party Frederique Meunier added: “It’s as if they wanted to behead us.”

Guillaume Gouffier Valente, an MP for Macron’s Renaissance Party, saw a scrawled hangman’s sign outside his office in Vincennes, east of Paris.

Renaissance MP Brigitte Klinkert also reported graffiti outside her office reading: “You vote against us, we’ll remember that.”

There was a fourth night of violence in France on Sunday following Macron’s decision to bypass parliament last Thursday.

Protesters took to the streets of major cities, including Paris, burning effigies of the president and top ministers before police responded with tear gas and batons.

Two no-confidence motions will be voted on today and will require an unprecedented coalition of parties from the left and right to succeed.

Macron’s embattled prime minister, Elisabeth Borne, faces losing her job if the government loses.

But Bruno Le Maire, the finance minister, said: “There will be no majority to overthrow the government, but it will be the moment of truth.”

Republican leader Eric Ciotti, who saw his campaign headquarters in Nice attacked at the weekend, has ordered his lawmakers not to vote against the government, saying it “will lead to chaos”.

He added: ‘We must never give in to the new disciples of the Terror.’

A French gendarme kicks out a fire in the street during a demonstration in Paris, on March 18, 2023.

A French gendarme kicks out a fire in the street during a demonstration in Paris, on March 18, 2023.

Pedestrians react as they walk past a fire made from garbage containers during a demonstration in Bordeaux, southwestern France, on March 18, 2023.

Pedestrians react as they walk past a fire made from garbage containers during a demonstration in Bordeaux, southwestern France, on March 18, 2023.

French CRS riot police secure an area near burning rubbish bins during a demonstration to protest the French government's use of Article 49.3, a special clause of the French Constitution, to push forward the reform bill of pensions through the National Assembly without the vote of legislators.  , in Paris on March 18, 2023

French CRS riot police secure an area near burning rubbish bins during a demonstration to protest the French government’s use of Article 49.3, a special clause of the French Constitution, to push forward the reform bill of pensions through the National Assembly without the vote of legislators. , in Paris on March 18, 2023

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