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France: Climate activists rally in Bayonne carrying upside down Macron portraits

4 25.08.2019 Инфо

M/S Man carrying Macron's portrait and another with banner reading 'Macron champion of blah blah blah', Bayonne
W/S Protesters carrying wrapped portraits
M/S Macron's upside down portrait and protest
W/S Protesters marching holding portraits
M/S Protester chanting and holding wrapped portrait
W/S Protesters marching
M/S Protester chanting and holding Charlie Hebdo magazine covers
W/S Protesters marching
W/S Protesters marching
M/S Protesters chanting and clapping hands
W/S Sign with Macron's picture as a dog and protesters marching
W/S Protesters marching
W/S Protesters holding Macron's upside down portraits
M/S Protesters holding Macron's upside down portraits
C/U Macron's upside down portrait
W/S Protesters' press conference with founder of 'Attac Movement', Susan Georges
SOT, Cecile Marchand, ANV Action non-violente COP21 activist: "So we are now here today in Bayonne because Emmanuel Macron is exactly doing what we criticise. He's claiming he is the climate change champion on the G7, and we want to show today in Bayonne that [that] is not the case."
C/U Macron's portrait been wrapped
W/S Protesters holding wrapped portraits of Macron
SCRIPT
Hundreds of social and climate change activists took to the streets of Bayonne on Sunday, as they protested against French President Emmanuel Macron's environmental policies while the G7 summit in nearby Biarritz was underway.
Demonstrators marched through the old town of Bayonne, carrying upside down and wrapped portraits of Macron that were reportedly stolen from city halls across the country.
The protesters, who criticise the French president's statements on climate change, demanded actions be taken to diminish the country's carbon footprint and called out Macron for what they say is a gap between his words and climate policies.
"He's claiming he is the climate change champion on the G7, and we want to show today in Bayonne that [that] is not the case" said activist Cecile Marchand.
According to media reports, at least 128 portraits of Macron have been taken from town halls across the country, after activist movements encouraged the theft of at least 125 portraits before the G7 summit, matching the 125 days it allegedly took France to breach its annual carbon footprint this year.