Macron booed by furious crowd demanding French President resigns at Bastille Day parade


France’s major national holiday didn’t appear to run as smoothly as President Emmanuel Macron would have hoped due to protestors and clashes with riot police. French President Macron was subject to loud booing and demands for his resignation as he rode down the Champs Elysees during the Bastille Day parade. In the footage, numerous people can be overheard venting their anger at Macron moments before his motorcade, accompanied by the French horse guards, showed up at the Champs Elysees avenue on Sunday afternoon.

The chants from the protestors can be heard shouting “Macron, resignation” in French.

As chants began to intensify riot police were seen attempting to hold back the enraged crowd from moving closer towards the road.

Scuffles ensued as some protestors begin pushing back against the riot shields, leading the police to use more force.

Protest leaders Eric Drouet, Maxime Nicolle and Jerome Rodrigues were apprehended by police according to local reports.

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Saturday was also subject to protests from the “Yellow vests” that same weekend, marking the 35th consecutive week of the nationwide protest against Macron and his policies.

Yellow vest protestors urged their followers to join the rally the following day to show their disdain for the French leader.

Before the parade, Mr Macron delivered a message to the French people and said he wanted to highlight France’s “irrevocable commitment to consolidate French and European security”. 

He said: “Never since the end of the Second World War has Europe been so necessary. 

Authorities had banned all yellow vest protests around the area, but several demonstrators managed to get on the avenue.

Weekly demonstrations by yellow vest protesters, who named themselves after the high-visibility jackets they wear, and demonstrate over the cost of living, are said to have dwindled to just a few hundred people over the past few weeks.

Back in November, crowds of around 300,000 were protesting against the French President every Saturday.


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