Hollande Critic Unloads Tons of Manure at Parliament

Police catch the protester in the act
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2014 5:01 PM CST
France's President Francois Hollande.   (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

(Newser) – Francois Hollande probably didn't think his week could get much worse. The French president had to acknowledge his affair with an actress, a growing mess that sent his other girlfriend to the hospital. And now? Manure, and lots of it, dumped in his name outside the French parliament in Paris, reports AFP. "Out with Hollande and the whole political class!" said the message on the protester's tractor-trailer. (BuzzFeed has photos.) It's not clear that the protester had Hollande's affair in mind, but the president nonetheless has the worst popularity ratings "of any leader in modern-day France," notes Reuters. Police arrested the protester before he got all the manure unloaded. (Read more strange stuff stories.)

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