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François Hollande Alleged Affair: Protesters Dump Tonnes of Dung Outside French Parliament

16/01/2014 15:25 GMT | Updated 25/01/2014 21:01 GMT

In a rather pungent protest, several tonnes of steaming dung have been dumped from a lorry in front of France's national parliament building in Paris.

French police have reportedly termed the incident "un attentat à la crotte" or "poop attack".

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The lorry carried a simple message to The French president: "Hollande and the political class should get out, make way for the Fifth Republic". The driver was arrested soon after dropping his cargo.

The stinky situation comes as Hollande, who has the lowest popularity ratings of any leader in modern-day France, continues to face scandal over revelations he had affair with an actress 18 years his junior.

According to BFMTV there was a similar attack reported in front of the offices of conservative French political party UMP in the north central town of Troyes.

In a similar farmyard-themed protests in December, anti-gay marriage activists released hundreds of chickens outside the gates of the Assembly – several of which perished.