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France: President's residence rammed by theatre director

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A theatre director has been arrested for driving a car into a gate at the Élysée Palace – the official residence of the president – in Paris, France.

Police said the man – a 67-year-old Italian – was protesting against cuts in funding for the arts. Officials said he was slightly injured in the collision and is in police custody in hospital.