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Sarkozy was pelted with eggs

2012-03-02 17:51

Hundreds of angry demonstrators forced President Nicolas Sarkozy to hide in a bar. It happened during his election tour of the Basque Country in the run-up presidential elections scheduled for April.


As reported by the, during his election tour of the Basque Country Nicolas Sarkozy was surrounded by an aggressive crowd as soon as he got out of the car. Hundreds of people began to shout insults at him, as well as expression of support to Basque autonomy. The police forced the demonstrators back, while the presidential guard was creating a security ring around him.

According to the, Sarkozy was pelted with eggs by the demonstrators. After the president has hidden from the demonstrators in a bar, a crowd of 300 - 400 protesters continued to push, and then the riot police intervened, pushing dissatisfied using shields and truncheons.

The president was forced to spend at the bar about an hour, while his car was parked nearby. Sarkozy told journalists that "socialist activists had joined the Basque separatists". According to the edition, Sarkozy promised "never to give up in the face of violence on the side of (national) minorities and the bullies of the terrorist groups".

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