By Tony Winterburn • 18 January 2020 • 10:01
Crowds chanted “Macron, resign!” as the president made a quick exit from the theatre
French President Macron had to rushed out of a theatre in Paris last night by his security team after a large group of protesters tried to confront him.
The demonstrators had gathered outside the Les Bouffes du Nord theatre on Friday night where Mr Macron was watching a play with his wife Brigitte.
Police tried to keep the protesters well away from the president, however some did manage to enter the theatre, there were chants of “Macron, resign!” and “We’re right here, even when Macron doesn’t need us we’re right here. ”
A black automobile reported to be carrying the French president then sped away underneath a hail of boos from the waiting crowds. He later returned to the theatre to look at the play – a modernist drama known as The Fly.
The incident marked the 44th day of strikes geared toward overturning the French authorities’ plans to reform the nation’s pension system. On Friday, protesters blocked the doorway to the Louvre museum. The weeks of strikes and protests have disrupted public transport, colleges, hospitals and courthouses, the Eiffel tower also had to be shut down.
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