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Eight protesters at trial into Paris for stealing French President Emmanuel Macron’s portraits

The functions of civil disobedience were a part of a movement known as”Take Down Macron” that was meant to emphasize alleged inaction from the French authorities over global warming.

The team behind it, Non-Violent Action COP21 (ANV-COP21), asserts that 128 portraits are discharged across France, whereas 57 individuals face”group thieving” charges that carry a maximum five-year jail term.

A couple of hundred protesters held the portraits during a demonstration in southwest France at the end of August near Biarritz at which Macron had been hosting a G7 summit of world leaders.

“Solidarity with the individuals who shot down the pictures of the presidential monarch,” left-wing boss Jean-Luc Melenchon composed on Twitter on Tuesday.

The mind of effort group Oxfam at France, Cecile Duflot, also supported the protesters, writing: “it is a symbolic action rather than a group theft”

All public colleges and government offices exhibit the president’s portrait with Macron’s revealing him knocking on the edge of his desk with two cellular phones as well as also the memoirs of French resistance hero and postwar president Charles de Gaulle behind him.

It’s not the first time that the image of this 41-year-old pioneer was targeted.

Back in October 2017, mayors from the central Creuse area turned his image round to ensure Macron confronted the wall in protest at cuts to local government budgets and job reductions.

The very first trial within the thefts of presidential portraits happened at the end of May from the southern town of Bourg-en-Bresse.

An ecological campaigner was fined 250 euros (275 bucks ) and five others received suspended penalties.