French take to Paris streets, protest President Hollande

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Thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of Paris on Sunday to protest President Francois Hollande for France’s struggling economy and high unemployment.

Fifty different, mostly right-wing, groups and organizations organized the protest, bringing roughly 17,000 protesters to the streets of central Paris that stretched from Place de la Bastille to Les Invalides, the Associated Press reported.

Protesters shouted “No to gay marriage” and “France is a nation,” and carried banners that read, “The French are angry!”

Absent was any significant mention of the president’s latest scandal, the AP reported.

Mr. Hollande, whose approval rating in the country is roughly 30 percent, announced Saturday that he’s ending his seven-year relationship with Valerie Trierweiler, France’s first lady, after his alleged affair with a French actress hit newsstands.

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