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Italian 'tried to ram Élysée Palace gate', French media

Theatre director reportedly angered by lack of funding

26 December, 13:05
Italian 'tried to ram Élysée Palace gate', French media (ANSA) - Rome, December 26 - The Italian director of a Paris theatre has been detained after trying to ram the main gate of the Élysée Palace, the official residence of the French president, the website of daily newspaper Le Monde reported on Thursday.

The man hit the gate of the palace at low speed, according to the report.

He was said to have staged the protest because he was angered by a lack of funding for his theatre, the Comédie italienne.

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