Keyword: Bourg-en-Bresse

French council fined for having too many female managers

Chairman of the Bourg-en-Bresse council in eastern France was unapologetic, saying he was proud of having so many women in key roles.

Two worlds collide as climate activists who removed Macron's portrait go on trial

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The six defendants arriving for court at Bourg-en-Bresse. © CG The six defendants arriving for court at Bourg-en-Bresse. © CG

Six people went on trial on Tuesday May 28th for taking down an official photo portrait of President Emmanuel Macron from a mayor's office in a small town in south-east France. The hearing put two contrasting world views on display. The defendants said that they felt compelled to act because of the climate emergency and the need to get a concrete response from the French state to the crisis. The prosecutor, meanwhile, simply saw them as criminals who wanted to impose their own ideas on other people. Christophe Gueugneau reports.