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Reversing his decision, Macron decides not to honor Vichy leader Pétain
“Nothing will obscure or make us forget the Pétain who betrayed, collaborated, and infamously signed and implemented the decree on the status of the Jews,” said French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux.
Macron plans to honor Philippe Pétain, leader of Vichy France in World War II
The move has led to an immediate backlash from Jewish groups, political opponents and social-media users.