Protesters Face Prison For Flipping Off Macron

  • Three protesters from the commune of Selestat, near the German border, face criminal charges after making obscene gestures at French President Emmanuel Macron during his visit to the town last Wednesday.
  • The trio have pleaded guilty to contempt of a person holding public authority, prosecutor Catherine Sorita-Minard of the nearby town of Colmar announced on Saturday.
  • For giving their leader “le doigt” – the middle finger – the two men and a woman may be punished with up to a year in prison and €15,000 fine. The protestors, none of whom have any criminal history, are between the ages of 23 and 42.
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