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French president Macron sues photographer who trailed him on holiday

French media have reported that Macron and his wife Brigitte are having a quiet holiday in the Mediterranean city of Marseille.

world Updated: Aug 15, 2017 20:43 IST
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French President Emmanuel Macron leaves a recreational centre for children following a visit, in Moisson, France August 3, 2017. (REUTERS)

The French president’s press office says Emmanuel Macron has filed a legal complaint against a photographer who allegedly was spotted on the property where he is vacationing and also followed his motorcade.

French media have reported that Macron and his wife Brigitte are having a quiet holiday in the Mediterranean city of Marseille.

His press office said Tuesday that Macron sued Sunday for harassment and invasion of privacy after the photographer repeatedly crossed paths with the president’s security detail.

The office said the photographer was spotted Sunday in the gardens of the property where the Macrons are vacationing and was subsequently detained by police. The office said the photographer was also taken away by police Saturday for an identity check having twice trailed the president’s motorcade by motorbike.

First Published: Aug 15, 2017 20:43 IST