Thousands stage anti-Macron protest in Paris | 2018-05-06 |

Thousands stage anti-Macron protest in Paris

    6 May, 2018 12:00 AM printer

PARIS: Depicting the object of their ire as Napoleon, Dracula, Jupiter, a banker-king and Margaret Thatcher, tens of thousands marched through central Paris on Saturday to protest against President Emmanuel Macron’s sweeping reforms, a year after he took office.

Some 2,000 security forces including riot police were deployed just in case a generally good-natured rally went the same way as May Day protests hijacked by anarchists, reports AFP.

Marchers gathered from midday in warm early summer sunshine in the central Opera square for a protest dubbed a “Party for Macron”, a tongue-in-cheek “celebration” of the 40-year-old centrist and former Rothschild banker’s first anniversary in power.