Demonstrations broke out in France against the use of tear gas by police at the G7 Summit

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 Demonstrations broke out in France against the use of tear gas by police at the G7 Summit


Xinhua News Agency, Angdai, France, August 24 - The Group of Seven (G7) Summit opened on August 24 in the heavily guarded coastal city of Biaritz, southern France. On the same day, demonstrations against the G7 summit began in the French town of Ondai, about 30 kilometers from Biaritz.

In the morning, the demonstrators set out from Ondai and walked along the Atlantic Coast Highway to a bridge several kilometers away to join another group of demonstrators from Spain.

Demonstrators held various slogans and banners, including those against capitalism, those calling for environmental protection and climate change, and those advocating social equity. Other demonstrators raised long banners with large G7 and No written in more than ten languages to express their protests against G7.

What we oppose is power politics. The G7 is a rich peoples club. Demonstrator Alanca said. Another demonstrator, Azagil, said: G7 leaders have not taken enough action to deal with climate change and protect the ecological environment. They are just an elite club!

According to French police estimates, more than 9,000 people took part in the demonstration in Ondai that day. Organizers said there were as many as 15,000 demonstrators on that day. Some organizers said they would continue to demonstrate in Bayona, closer to Biaritz.

According to French media reports, in Bajona, police clashed with demonstrators on the same day, and the police also used tear gas and water cannons.

Source: Xinhua writer: Ren Kechen, responsible editor: Wang Ning_NB12468