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French leader Macron’s choice of city to host the new comic book museum has been criticized

President Macron would have chosen Paris to host the future European House of Press Cartoon and Satirical Cartoon. The announcement marks the seventh anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack and a rally of unity.

According to the media, Emmanuel Macron will officially unveil the host city during a speech delivered on Tuesday to the Presidential Press Association. It will take place exactly seven years after the great Parisian rally of national unity which followed the terrorist attack at the headquarters of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The protest brought together two million people, including dozens of world leaders, with nearly four million people participating in rallies across France.

The project to create a new museum was announced by the French Minister of Culture Franck Riester in 2020, five years after the attack of January 7, 2015, which claimed the lives of 12 people. The minister explained that the project would both promote the art of political comics, “a powerful form of expression and creativity”And also help support artists.

The announcement echoed Macron’s statements in defense of the kind of political cartoon he made after it turned out that the Charlie Hebdo tragedy was likely related to a depiction of the Prophet Muhammad in the magazine.

Paris was competing for the right to host the museum, which will have an annual budget of two million euros ($ 2.27 million), with Limoges and Strasbourg. According to Elysée sources cited by French media, competing offers were refused because Limoges was considered too far from the capital and Strasbourg required additional investment.

Limoges, which had hoped to “combine” its existing international cartoon fair with a new museum, expressed its displeasure with Macron’s decision to choose Paris as the host city, accusing him of “Parisian centralism. “

Parisian centralism continues to suffocate the country! A contemptuous decision for rural areas”, Declared on Twitter Jean-Claude Leblois, president of the departmental council of Haute-Vienne, of which Limoges is part.

The Elysée is said to have declared that Paris had been chosen to house a “modest“A 2,000 square meter museum not only for reasons of economy, but also because it is the city”where the attack took place, and which is also home to many media and journalism schools.

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