1. Earlier today a man dumped several tonnes of horse manure outside the Palais Bourbon, the home of France’s lower legislative chamber.
2. He turned up in a lorry emblazoned with the words: “Out with Hollande and all politicians. Long Live the 6th Republic”.
(The current French political system is considered to be the Fifth Republic.)
3. The French authorities brought in a special police digger – presumably kept on standby for such eventualities – to start clearing the manure away.
4. This took them a while.
The man was arrested – but the whiff of his rebellion lives on.