Keyword: counter summit

Macron's knockout win at G7 summit in Biarritz – the snuffing out of protests

A protest involving portraits of President Emmanuel Macron held at Bayonne near the G7 summit on August 25th 2019. © Yann Levy / Hans Lucas A protest involving portraits of President Emmanuel Macron held at Bayonne near the G7 summit on August 25th 2019. © Yann Levy / Hans Lucas

The main 'counter summit' to the recent G7 gathering took place miles away from the French resort of Biarritz, towns were locked down, and some protestors were banned from the area. The result was low-key, small-scale opposition to the meeting of international leaders, representing an undeniable success for the French presidency. Christophe Gueugneau and Elisa Perrigueur report.

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French 'yellow vests' join anti-G7 activists' alternative summit

Members of France's 'yellow vest' social protest movement have joined up with a counter-G7 summit of about 50 anti-globalisation and environmental NGOs being held a short distance from the world leaders' meeting in Biarritz, in south-west France.