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France: Anti-Hollande protesters drive 38-tonne truck to Paris01:29

France: Anti-Hollande protesters drive 38-tonne truck to Paris

France, Paris outskirts
February 18, 2014 at 22:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

France: Anti-Hollande protesters drive 38-tonne truck to Paris

Businessman Xavier Kemlin and farmer Thierry Borne drove a 38-tonne truck to Paris on Tuesday to protest against the government, and try to obtain an audience with President Francois Hollande. The truck bears the words "Hurrah for the 6th Republic."

After travelling along the ring road for a few kilometres, police stopped the truck at Porte de Brancion and notified the drivers that they could not enter the city of Paris since they had not declared their intent to protest.

Referring to the purpose of their protest, Borne called for a change in the constitution that will produce a more representative politics, and give people a voice. Kemlin concurred saying that they would continue to drive on the ring road until Hollande agreed to meet with them.

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France: Anti-Hollande protesters drive 38-tonne truck to Paris

Businessman Xavier Kemlin and farmer Thierry Borne drove a 38-tonne truck to Paris on Tuesday to protest against the government, and try to obtain an audience with President Francois Hollande. The truck bears the words "Hurrah for the 6th Republic."

After travelling along the ring road for a few kilometres, police stopped the truck at Porte de Brancion and notified the drivers that they could not enter the city of Paris since they had not declared their intent to protest.

Referring to the purpose of their protest, Borne called for a change in the constitution that will produce a more representative politics, and give people a voice. Kemlin concurred saying that they would continue to drive on the ring road until Hollande agreed to meet with them.