The crisis surrounding Emmanuel Macron’s presidency continues to escalate with approval ratings plummeting and protestors staging fiery demonstrations across the country for several weeks. Protestors have now taken to the streets in Souillac ahead of Mr Macron’s arrival today. In tense scenes, demonstrators are facing off against heavily-armed police in the Occitan city.
Unlike many demonstrations in the past few weeks, the majority of the protestors are not dressed in yellow vests. A small number of ‘Gilets Jaunes’ are present.
Images taken at the scene show furious protestors being held back by police, some armed with riot shields.
One man who attempted to break through the police line has been arrested.
Mr Macron is visiting the city to for a summit with 600 French mayors, who will raise concerns with the president.
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