A new exhibition dedicated to the practice and culture of surfing has opened at the Musée d’Aquitaine in Bordeaux and runs until 5 January 2020 .
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Turkey and Vietnam are represented for the first time at Vinexpo in Bordeaux. The world wine and spirits exhibition welcomes a total of 1,600 exhibitors from some 30 countries. Among them, China, which is trying to convert Europe to Baiju, the alcohol most consumed by the Chinese.
The French city of Bordeaux unveils a rainbow-coloured pedestrian crossing, specially created to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia as a “symbol in the fight against discrimination”. It is part of a series of initiatives by city authorities to promote awareness of the discrimination suffered daily by the LGBTQ community. A recent study of greater Bordeaux revealed that 83% of the community claimed to have suffered discrimination or aggression in the past 12 months.
Sporadic clashes with police marred Yellow Vests protests in Toulouse, the city chosen as the ‘capital’ of this week’s anti-government marches in France. Act 22 is the first since a controversial anti-rioting law took effect.
This Saturday marked the 22nd consecutive week of the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ movement as France once again saw anti-government protests, which were held in cities such as Lyon, Bordeaux, Marseilles, and Strasbourg. In the French capital of Paris alone, some 5,000 demonstrators took to the streets, according to the French Interior Ministry.
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In Bordeaux, several hundred demonstrators gather at midday on Place de la Bourse for act 20 of “yellow vest” protests, as Bordeaux mayor Nicolas Florian calls on residents and shopkeepers to shut down the city. IMAGES
During the 16th Saturday of demonstrations, “yellow vests” protesters temporarily enter Bordeaux railway station before evacuating in a calm atmosphere. IMAGES
French President Emmanuel Macron leaves the Hôtel de Nesmond in Bordeaux after taking part in an exchange with local officials as part of the Great National Debate. IMAGES
On the eve of his debate with elected officials in Bordeaux, French President Emmanuel Macron makes a surprise visit at a professional reinsertion centre in a residential neighbourhood. IMAGES
Stencils resembling Banksy’s work appear on Bordeaux streets, including the famous “Girl with Balloon”, show a young girl wearing a yellow vest raising a bloody hand to the sky. It is yet unclear if the pieces were done by the artist Banksy himself.
For “yellow vest” protesters near Bordeaux, President Emmanuel Macron’s “letter to the French” is nothing but “smoke and mirrors” as he struggles to end the biggest crisis of his presidency.