Friday 23 August 2019

Leading film stars declare their support for 'yellow vests' protest

 

Backing: Juliette Binoche.
Backing: Juliette Binoche.

David Chazan

Juliette Binoche and Emmanuelle Beart, two of France's best-loved film stars, have joined more than a thousand figures from showbusiness and the arts who are backing France's "yellow vest" protests.

They were among more than 1,400 signatories of an open letter published in left-wing newspaper 'Liberation', which denounces what it says are official attempts to discredit the anti-government movement.

The letter condemns tough policing of the protests and backs the protesters' demands for greater social justice, a fairer tax system, and radical measures on the environment.

Binoche and Beart are among the most famous signatories, who also include directors, scriptwriters and composers.

Irish Independent

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