Far-right mayor of French town denies using woman’s murder to promote high-speed trains

A far-right mayor in France has denied mocking the murder of a woman on a train track in a poster campaign calling for a high-speed rail network extension.

Robert Menard, mayor of Beziers, tweeted out posters showing a woman tied to train tracks and screaming under the caption “With High-Speed Trains she would have suffered less!”

The images caused outrage among politicians and members of the public who said they made a “despicable” reference to a recent murder case.

Read the full story at The Independent

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