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Politicians' hand gestures interpreted... and misinterpreted

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Tonight, we take a look at two stories where politicians' came under scrutiny for hand gestures and body language. Marine Le Pen is accused of making a far-right sign alongside an Estonian self-proclaimed 'supremacist' MP. Meanwhile, was Emmanuel Macon rebuffed by the mother of a fallen soldier when she removed his hand from her shoulder?

Added on the 15/05/2019 22:32:41 - Copyright : France 24 EN

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