An official portrait of Emmanuel Macron located in the town hall of Besançon was stolen by an individual who replaced it with a QR code. The Besançon prosecutor’s office opened an investigation for theft, contempt of person holding public authority.
An individual stole and tore up an official portrait of the President of the Republic on August 2 in the town hall of Besançon. A video of the facts was posted in a Facebook group supporting the Yellow Vests. On it, we can see a man taking down the portrait of Emmanuel Macron before replacing it with a QR code in the form of a middle finger under the eyes of several people gathered in the hall of the town hall. “I am solely responsible for my actions,” he told them. “Frankly, it’s better, isn’t it?” He adds.
He then leaves the town hall and goes to the courthouse to deposit the portrait of the Head of State, torn, as well as a letter intended for the public prosecutor.
According to France Bleu, the Besançon prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation for theft, contempt of a person holding public authority and degradation of public property. This is not the first time that an official portrait of the President of the Republic has been taken down. Protesters opposing the health pass did the same at Chambéry town hall on July 21.