Robert Menard, a highly far-right French mayor, has given himself plenty of negative publicity by deciding to tell all Syrian refugees that they are not welcome within his town. The politician, who is tied to the National Front, was caught on video in a bit of a fit while surrounded by armed guards and local police.
Menard was quite furious at the refugee squatters, saying: “You’re not welcome in this town. You came in this apartment breaking the door. You are stealing the water. People are paying for the water, but you are stealing electricity and water I’m saying it again: you are not welcome in this town. If you behave correctly, you are welcome, but not if you behave like this.”
His comments, which came through a translator, have caused an outcry across the French nation. Menard’s opponents are calling the politician brutal and insensitive. The Syrian refugees, obviously, have no idea where they will end up or where they can go as they escape their country.