In several large French cities — Paris, Lyon, Lille, Toulouse, and some other there have been numerous demonstrations against the corruption of elected officials. It is reported BFMTV.
In the French capital, the protesters carried placards with slogans: “Corruption in the trash”, “Down with privileged”, “visit to jail, corruption is a poison.”
In Toulouse protesters demanded the return of illegally obtained dishonest politicians money, and also proposed creating millions of fictitious jobs for them.
According to police estimates, was attended by several thousand people.
The reason for performances was the recent scandal with fictitious employment of relatives of the candidate for the President of the country Francois Fillon. On 25 January, the weekly Сanard enchainé (“the Chained duck”) published an article in which he argued that his wife Penelope for several years was listed as an assistant to her husband during the period when he was a member of the National Assembly (lower house of Parliament), for which he received remuneration in the amount of 500 thousand euros.
Later, the amount obtained by allegedly illegal means has increased to 900 thousand Euro, and accusations of fictitious work in his father was advanced to the son and daughter visit.
A similar situation exists with the assistants of the leader of the National Front (NF) and MEP marine Le Pen, which is also involved in the presidential campaign. February 1 was the deadline to which policies had to be paid to the cashier of the European Parliament of 300 thousand euros. Most of this amount (approximately 260 thousand) salaries of the activists of the “Front” Catherine Gzira. She was listed as assistant Le Pen, but in the European Parliament, devoting himself to the work in the office NF in Paris. The remaining 40 thousand was accrued for the guard policy, which was designed as her parliamentary assistant.