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Woman arrested for calling France's Macron ‘garbage’: ‘Making an example'

Mar 31, 2023 09:44 PM IST

Emmanuel Macron: The woman had posted a picture of graffiti saying "Macron Garbage" on the social media platform, the report said.

A 50-year-old woman was arrested in France after she referred to the country's president Emmanuel Macron as "garbage" in a Facebook post. The woman will face a criminal trial for publicly insulting the president, Daily Express UK reported. The woman had posted a picture of graffiti saying "Macron Garbage" on the social media platform, the report said, adding that police were quick to arrest her following the post.

Emmanuel Macron: French President Emmanuel Macron is seen.(AFP)
Emmanuel Macron: French President Emmanuel Macron is seen.(AFP)

"I asked them if it was a joke. It's the first time I've been arrested." I'm an activist for social justice. They want to make an example of me. I am not public enemy number one," the woman told Voix du Nord.

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“This is totally unfair. We are going through a period when intimidation is strong, and activists are threatened," she added.

The arrest comes as sanitation workers in Paris began to return to work ending a strike against French president Emmanuel Marcon’s widely unpopular pension bill. Protesters called for his resignation as he faced the biggest challenge of his second term in office.

Meanwhile, Emmanuel Macron announced new water-saving measures for the country brushing aside the protests.

"There is contestation over a reform, but it doesn't mean everything else should grind to a halt... We need to continue working," Emmanuel Macron said.

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