Selfie with Assad causes stir on social media

Rochedy snapped the picture with Assad and posted it to his Twitter and Instagram accounts, with the hashtag #SelfiewithBashar. (Twitter: @JRochany)

A ‘selfie’ taken by a prominent French politician with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has caused a stir on social media as the Frenchman was slammed criticism for the move.

During a delegation visit to Syria, Julien Rochedy, who is a member of the far-right group National Front, and his colleagues visited several historical sites around the Syrian capital of Damascus before meeting with the president.

Rochedy snapped the picture with Assad and posted it to his Twitter and Instagram accounts, with the hashtag #SelfiewithBashar.

Several of his followers replied to his posts, accusing him of supporting a murderer of civilians.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46
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