Shocking pics show Paris streets filled with trash as residents slam mayor for allowing city to become ‘rubbish dump’April 6, 2021
SHOCKING pictures have emerged in Paris showing streets littered with trash as residents slam mayor for allowing city to resemble a “rubbish dump.”
The images, which emerged on social media over the past few days, show the historic Parisian streets overflowing with garbage, soiled mattresses and various other kind of filth.
The hashtag 'SaccageParis,’ meaning 'trash Paris’ trended online as the scenes were compared to that of a “shanty town.”
Paris City Council officials claimed that a 10 per reduction of employed street cleaners, due to the pandemic, were to blame for the disrepair.
The added that: “Like all cities in France, Paris is faced with incivility and problems of regulating public space.”
However, furious residents say the downfall of the city began long before the pandemic started as they blasted local politicians for ‘abandoning’ the city.
Chief among them is Mayor and socialist party member Anne Hidalgo.
The politician, who was re-elected for a second term last year, now faces severe criticism over the gross-mismanagement of the city’s sanitation system.
Weighing in on the criticism was French far right leader, Marine Le Pen, who tweeted that the thousands of images shared online "break the hearts of lovers of Paris."
She tweeted: "Bravo to the revolted Parisians. The degradation of our beautiful capital by the Hidalgo team is a national suffering that should not leave any French indifferent.”
Paris is currently under a month-long lockdown as the nation battles a third Covid wave.
Last week, the Sun reported a number of mass gatherings in the capital as residents flouted lockdown rules.
Doctors have since warned that hospitals could be overwhelmed by surginginfections, with their ability to care for the sick under threat.
They added that they could possibly be forced to choose which patients they have the resources to save if admissions continue to rise.
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