Calls to defecate in the Seine River in Paris before Emmanuel Macron goes swimming in protest against the Paris Olympics – NRK Urix – Foreign news and documentaries

Calls to defecate in the Seine River in Paris before Emmanuel Macron goes swimming in protest against the Paris Olympics – NRK Urix – Foreign news and documentaries

Opposition to the Paris Olympics has reached new highs – or new lows, as the case may be.

Specifically, a campaign encouraging Parisians to defecate in the Seine River appeared on June 23.

President Emmanuel Macron and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo are then scheduled to bathe in the river, to prove it is clean enough to be used for swimming exercises during the Olympic Games.

– After they saw us in a dirty situation, it was time for them to bathe in our excrement, he said Action home page.

The hashtag #jechiedanslaseinele23juni – or #egdriteriseinen23juni – also spread widely on social media.

Anne Hidalgo recently said that she had postponed the shower until after the parliamentary elections Le Monde. The second round is scheduled to take place on July 7.

I'm here on June 23 for Macarons

– I will defecate in the Seine on June 23 for Macron, says the campaign's home page.

Fax: screenshot

Expensive cleaning

The Seine River has suffered from severe pollution for a long time.

It has been 100 years since swimming was last allowed in the river. During the 1924 Olympics, it was determined that the water quality was very poor.

In particular, there was a problem with the amount of bacteria such as Escherichia coli and enterococci. One reason is that sewage was washed into the river during high water levels.

President Macron and Mayor Hidalgo have made it a prestigious project to clean the river. More than NOK 15 billion has been spent on making the river clean enough for the Olympics this summer.

The reservoir that will prevent rainfall in Paris is 30 meters deep and joins the long line of underground infrastructure in the city of catacombs in Paris.

The 30-metre-deep reservoir will help prevent surface water into the Seine.

Photography: Anne-Christine Pujolat/AFP

But just weeks before the Games start, things are looking bleak for the politicians' prestigious project.

At the end of May, the environmental group Surfers Foundation concluded that there were “alarming amounts of bacteria” in the river.

Olympic President Tony Estanguette Cancellation of the swimming portion of the triathlon cannot be ruled out Due to poor water quality.

In addition, the swim test was canceled last week due to heavy rain, which could lead to increased pollution Le Monde.

Responds to spending

It was not known who was behind this work.

according to francinfo The topic tag first appeared on May 22 on X/Twitter, while the site was registered two days later.

Workers remove large amounts of garbage from the Seine River in Levallois-Perret, outside Paris, on June 8, 2023.

The work to clean the river has been going on for a long time. Here, workers remove large amounts of rubbish outside Paris in June 2023.

Photo: Agence France-Presse

The person claiming to be behind the site says he is not against cleaning the river. The use of money still angers him.

Millions and billions are invested in the Olympic Games. Meanwhile, public services such as transportation have failed, and the city is dirty and infested with rats, he says.

Tips and tricks from the Internet

The topic encouraging people to defecate in the Seine has become popular on several social media platforms, including TikTok.

Many of the posts are very funny.

Among other things, a nutrition consultant comes up with tips on high-fiber foods to have the best possible bowel movement, while a mathematician has calculated the time one has to defecate in Rouen in order to get to Paris in time.

– I don't know if France will win that many medals at the Olympics, but one thing is certain: the French deserve a gold medal for humor, says TikTok user Olivier Giroud in a video.

06/16/2024 at 12:30 pm

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