Macron reports photographer to Police for holiday harassment

The photographer followed Macron on a motorbike on several occasions and trespassed on the grounds of the holiday residence of the president and his wife, Brigitte, the source said.

French President, Emmanuel Macron, has reported a photographer to the Police for allegedly harassing him during his holidays, a source in the Elysee Palace said on Tuesday.
The photographer followed Macron on a motorbike on several occasions and trespassed on the grounds of the holiday residence of the president and his wife, Brigitte, the source said.
The source said Macron subsequently lodged a complaint with police alleging harassment and breach of privacy.
French law protects the private life of officials as well as ordinary citizens when they are not engaged in their official functions.
Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron have been widely reported by French media to be spending their first holidays since his election in Marseille.
Eyewitnesses quoted by regional newspaper La Provence said they had seen the president jogging in Marseilles and both Macrons visiting a chateau that houses a cultural exhibition.
The Elysee has refused to confirm the president’s holiday location, saying only that he is on holidays in France and is available to carry out his functions immediately whenever required.