Voice Of Europe
March 28, 2019
France’s president Emmanuel Macron drew fire after criticising an elderly “Yellow Vest” protester who was injured during a demonstration in Nice at the weekend.
Macron has repeatedly been accused of lacking empathy and harbouring an arrogant, dismissive attitude towards ordinary people who complain about having difficulties making ends meet.
Last year he told an unemployed gardener who complained about not finding work after sending out hundreds of applications that he only had to “cross the road” to find a job.
He also told elderly citizens protesting over pension cuts that the French should moan less, and described people who took to the streets over his reforms to the labour code as “slackers”.
The target of his latest comments was Genevieve Legay, a 73-year-old anti-globalisation activist and grandmother, who suffered a fractured skull Saturday after riot police charged anti-government demonstrators in the Riviera city of Nice.
This article was posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:55 am