Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Rally (RN) party in France, formerly known as the Front National, told French radio station RTL on Wednesday morning that she would “of course” participate in Sunday’s demonstration against antisemitism in Paris. On X, formerly Twitter, she wrote: “Our compatriots of the Jewish faith have long been confronted with an ideology that I have always fought: Islamist ideology.” She said that she would be there, alongside RN party president Jordan Bardella and other elected officials of the party.

However, President of the French National Assembly Yaël Braun-Pivet, who along with the president of the French Senate called for the march — and whose Jewish grandparents settled in France after fleeing Germany and Poland — said Wednesday on France’s TF1 television that no political parties had been invited to participate and that she would not march “next to” Le Pen.