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Anti-Sarkozy protests in France

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Anti-Sarkozy protests in France


They called it No Sarkozy Day.

Internet bloggers and users of social websites are behind a protest against the French President that took place in Paris and other cities.

The action comes just after Sarkozy’s ruling party did badly in regional elections and the president vowed to push ahead with his reform plans.

Benjamin Ball, the organiser of No Sarkozy Day, said: “There’s everybody. There are people from the left and the right. There are vote abstainers and others who vote, the young, the old, rich and poor. Everyone is fed up and wants a change.”

Another demonstrator said: “We didn’t elect a monarch. And he has the behaviour of a monarch.”

Organisers say the protest was inspired by a similar one held in Italy in December called No Berlusconi Day.

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