French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte faced maskless protesters while wandering in the public garden on the Bastille Day, triggering their security arrangements New concerns.
A group of “yellow vest” (yellow vest) demonstrators discovered Macron and followed them, calling on the president to resign and shouting abuse. They walked with bodyguards at the Tuileries Garden near the Louvre Museum in Paris on Tuesday. AFP Wednesday Report.
In a video posted on Facebook’s Gilets Jaunes information page, dozens of protesters booed and shouted “Macron resigns!” As they surrounded the presidential party, many people recorded on their phones.
A protester said: “This is really incredible, we stumbled upon the thorns around us.”
Neither Macron nor the demonstrators wore masks. This was to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. They launched multiple strikes in cities across the country and triggered violent clashes.
The French news agency reported that the intense exchanges with the security personnel lasted about six minutes.
Christian Jacob, the opposition right-wing Republican leader, told French television: “This constitutes a real security issue.” “How does the President of the Republic take risks?”
Left-wing leader Jean-Luc Melenchon said Macron should have been more “cautious” because “a president who walks in the Tuileries should have many people who will Encounter opponents.”
But Macron remained calm and saw them repeatedly urge the group to “calm down” while spending some time listening to their complaints.
He said that he understood their “injustice”, but in response to complaints about alleged abuse of power by the police, he pointed out that “you also have violent people.”
“This is a public holiday. I walked with my wife. You are lying to me,” Macron told one of them.
The exchange thanked a protester, thanked Macron for listening, and said: “As the president turned and left, “I can’t even curse him.”
“Better!” Macron replied that Macron had previously hosted a ceremony to celebrate Bastille Day, which was the anniversary of the attack on Bastille on July 14, 1789 during the French Revolution.
In the weekly yellow vest protests that began in November 2018, about 2,500 demonstrators and 1,800 law enforcement personnel were injured.
By the summer of 2019, the protests had largely disappeared, although sporadic protests have continued almost every week since then, attracting a smaller crowd.
The march and rally began to protest the loss of spending power, while Macron claimed to despise the civilian population, often triggering confrontation between the rioters and the police.