Gilets Jaunes target opulent, caviar-laden Le Fouquet on the Champs-Elysées
Parts of Paris were shut down over the weekend as Gilets Jaunes (yellow vest) protesters took to the streets again. This time, the targets were status symbols of the rich and famous, including century-old Champs-Elysées restaurant Le Fouquet, which was torched and badly damaged. The brasserie has been popular among French politicians, with former President Nicolas Sarkozy even holding an election victory party there in 2007 (which many said made him seem out of touch with the people). One French TV network trotted out the menu to highlight the protesters’ point, noting the two types of caviar available, and the restaurant’s “bling-bling,” “opulent” image, while some took to TripAdvisor and other platforms to write joke reviews of the restaurant. Also torched was a Nespresso location — probably less of a destination for the French elite, but possibly a dig at George Clooney.
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