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Paris: Attac activists repaint La Samaritaine to “denounce the enrichment of billionaires during the health crisis”


The main target of Attac is Bernard Arnault, first fortune of France, CEO of the LVMH group, whose portrait is displayed on the banners.

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“Dirty money”, “The Profit Gang – Let’s make the #ProfisseursDeLaCrise pay”. About thirty Attac activists deployed, on Saturday July 3, a giant banner and threw fake banknotes in front of the headquarters of the LVMH group. They also sprayed black paint on the windows of the La Samaritaine store, just opposite. Owned by LVMH since 2001, it reopened on June 23 after 16 years of colossal construction.

The main target of Attac is Bernard Arnault, first fortune of France, CEO of the LVMH group, whose portrait is displayed on the banners. In a press release, Attac explains that she intends “denounce the indecent enrichment of billionaires during the health crisis, with the complicity of the government, particularly that of Bernard Arnault, third fortune in the world”.

>> Have French billionaires increased their capital by 55%, as LFI deputy Adrien Quatennens asserts?

“Despite the crisis, CAC 40 companies paid 51 billion euros to their shareholders, an increase of 22% in dividends in 2020. (…) It is inconceivable to want to make the crisis pay for the most vulnerable, while big corporations pay record dividends, and billionaires get richer at an insane rate “, specifies in this press release Raphael Pradeau, spokesperson for Attac.



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