"French Right-Wingers To Shun Greta Thunberg At Parliament"

"PARIS - Conservative and far-right French lawmakers said they would boycott a meeting with Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and hurled insults at the 16-year-old who has inspired a global network of young climate protesters.

Thunberg has been invited by a cross-party group of politicians to attend a French parliament committee meeting and will watch a plenary session from the public gallery on Tuesday.

But after mocking Thunberg on social media in recent days, lawmakers from the conservative Les Republicains (LR) and far-right Rassemblement National (RN) parties said they would not attend the meeting."

Marine Pennetier and Geert De Clercq report for Reuters July 23, 2019.

Source: Reuters, 07/23/2019