Day of Anger: Thousands rally in Paris to protest Hollande’s policies — RT News
Around 17,000 people staged a ‘Day of Anger’ demonstration in central Paris on Sunday to slam French President Francois Hollande’s policies.
Protesters carried banners that read, "The French are angry!" along with signs portraying Hollande wearing donkey ears with a school grade of Zero which read, "You, President Resign.”
The demonstrators marched from Place de la Bastille to Les Invalides, braving rainy weather as they went along.
The rally was organized by a group of around 50 small and mainly right-wing organizations.
The demonstrators gathered to protest against France’s struggling economy, high unemployment, high taxes, and lack of personal freedoms.
Some called for France's withdrawal from the European Union. Others called for the repeal of laws legalizing same-sex marriages.
The crowd complained about the recent scandal involving Hollande’s personal life, which led to the end of his seven-year relationship with France's first lady, Valerie Trierweiler.
"You are here to say you are fed up," an organizer told the crowd, adding that the country’s leaders "are more preoccupied with their affairs...than unemployment," AFP reported.