February the 4th is expected to be a turn in Emmanuel Macron’s campaign. After Nevers, Clermont-Ferrand, Lille, Quimper, it is in Lyon that the En Marche! movement will easily fill the stadium. The meeting that is being prepared was announced as “a very important moment in the campaign” during which there will be “multiple announcements”. Shortly after this message was posted on Facebook, there were already over 3 000 people confirming they would attend.
This success lets the organizers of the public meeting shiver. The sports palace of Gerland has been rented for the event, but the 7 000 seem to be a small number now. They want to avoid an overflow of people and are looking for solutions to welcome everybody, like installing giant screens on the outside of the sports palace.
“Emmanuel Macron will find himself submerged in the crowd”
It remains out of question to book a bigger hall, “It is simply a question of the price, we don’t have the financial power to do more”, quotes Bruno Bonnell. He states the 300 000 Euros meeting by the Porte de Versialle and the necessity to “avoid blowing up the counters”. The sports palace’s unique geographical position is why the En Marche! team chose this location, conform with the innovative form of Macron’s campaign.