We stole the portrait of Emmanuel Macron

Photo provided by the French Presidential Palace shows the official portrait of the French President Emmanuel Macron in Elysee Palace, Paris, France. – Soazig de la Moissonniere / SIPA

The act has been claimed by "climate activists". This Thursday, individuals claiming to belong to the association AVN Cop21 have entered the premises of the mayor of the 2nd district of Lyon in order to steal
the official portrait of Emmanuel Macron, we learn from the town hall. The goal symbolically "take hostage" the head of state.

"It's intolerable," the right-wing mayor Denis Broliquier reacted immediately. "We must not minimize it. To enter a town hall for the sole purpose of stealing this portrait is an act of moral violence against our Republic, "he adds.

"This shot of com does not help to take up the climate challenge"

"The climate defense does not justify stealing a symbol of the Republic. This shot of com does not help to take up the climate challenge, "continues the elected.

The association also claimed the theft of three other portraits this Thursday morning: in the town halls of Paris (V), Ustaritz and Biarritz, the city where the G7 will be held next August.