'Dirty Paris' hashtag campaign prompts political bunfight

Rightwing opponents of socialist Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo have jumped onto a social media buzz that went viral over the Easter weekend highlighting uncollected rubbish and graffiti on the streets of the French capital, which Paris city hall officials have denounced as a 'political smear cmpaign'.

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Paris officials have blamed a "political smear campaign" after angry comments and pictures of filthy streets spread on social media criticising a "trashed Paris", reports BBC News.