“Farewell France!”: Malians defend independence at a rally
Anti-French sentiment, which was widespread in Africa, resulted in mass rallies in Mali during these hours.
The protesters brought anti-French posters to the demonstration, as well as a portrait of French President Emmanuel Macron, which disgruntled citizens pelted with eggs. On one of the posters “Makron the killer” and a swastika to boot.
In the crowd, one can see the national flags of Mali, images of the country’s leader Assimi Goit, as well as the Russian tricolor and portraits of Richard Wagner, known for. Music associated with Hitler. The mention of the German composer at a rally in the capital of the African Republic is associated with Russian instructors, who in the West are usually referred to as Wagner PMCs.