French farmers 'detained' president’s advisor

May 30, 2014 3:20 PM

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French farmers 'detained' president’s advisor

What was intended to be a grand inauguration of a new museum with the French President François Hollande in attendance, turned instead into a rowdy morning of protest in south western France on Friday.

Around 8:30am riot police police tussled with a mixture of angry artists, farmers and victims of the poor economy who gathered to protest in Rodez, where Hollande had come to open the brand new museum honoring painter Pierre Soulages. Police used tear gas to push back the agitated crowd, French dail...

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