Protesters gather at Paris theatre to confront Macron

  • Saturday 18, January 2020 07:16 PM
  • Protesters gather at Paris theatre to confront Macron
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: Protesters opposed to the French government's proposed changes to the pension system tried to force their way into a theatre in Paris where President Emmanuel Macron attended a show with his wife.
A crowd gathered outside the Theatre Des Bouffes du Nord on Friday evening after the couple had arrived to watch a performance of La Mouche (The Fly). Videos on social media showed protesters chanting "Macron resign" and at one stage trying to enter the venue near the Gare du Nord train terminus in northern Paris.

The president's presence at the theatre was flagged on Twitter by journalist and political activist Taha Bouhafs, who was inside the venue. He was later detained by police, according to a judicial source.

Macron was previously targeted by "yellow vest" protesters in their year-long movement against the cost of living, accused of being arrogant and out of touch.