French President Macron rushed out of Paris theatre after protesters try to confront him

French President Emmanuel Macron . EPA-EFE/GONZALO FUENTES / POOL

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French President Emmanuel Macron has been rushed out of a theatre in Paris after protesters tried to confront him.

Dozens of demonstrators had gathered outside the Les Bouffes du Nord theatre on Friday evening where Mr Macron was watching a play, reportedly with his wife Brigitte.

Police tried to hold back the protesters but some managed to enter the building, amid chants of “Macron, resign!” and “We are here, even if Macron does not want us we are here”.

A black car reported to be carrying the French president then sped away under a hail of boos.

According to reports, he later returned to the theatre to watch the play – a modernist drama called The Fly.

The incident came on the 44th day of strikes aimed at overturning the French government’s plans to overhaul the country’s pension system.

Read more via Sky News /Le Figaro

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