Woman pushed into River Seine for refusing to buy drugs

A woman walking along the banks of the River Seine with friends had a nasty shock when she was thrown into the water for refusing to buy drugs.

Woman pushed into River Seine for refusing to buy drugs
The City of Fashion and Design on the Quai d'Austerlitz where the security guard who spotted the woman was on duty. AFP
It wasn't quite the picture postcard Paris moment for a woman who was pushed into the River Seine in the middle of the night when she refused to buy drugs from three strangers.
The three men attempting to sell drugs approached the woman and two female friends by the Quai d'Austerlitz in the city's 13th arrondissement at around 12.30am on Monday morning. 
But when the three women, who were reportedly calmly strolling along the river, refused to buy any drugs the situation quickly took a nasty turn. 
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“One of the three dealers came over to the small group of women before grabbing one of them and throwing her into the Seine,” a source close to the situation told Le Point
Luckily for the woman, a security guard on duty at the City of Fashion and Design, located close by, “gave the alert after noticing she was in the water”, the source said. 
River police soon intervened, rescuing the woman from the water. 
“She was in shock and transported to Lariboisière hospital in the capital's 10th arrondissement,” the source added. 
Fortunately, the victim has not suffered any injuries. 
Police in the 13th arrondissement are conducting an investigation. 


Macron to make live TV broadcast to France

French president Emmanuel Macron will make a live TV broadcast to the nation about the war in Ukraine.

Macron to make live TV broadcast to France

Macron will be on TV on Wednesday at 8pm, the Elysée confirmed earlier on Wednesday.

Macron also tweeted the announcement, saying that his speech will be on the subject of the war in Ukraine.

His office added that the president’s speech “will not touch on other matters” – Macron has only until Friday to confirm whether or not he is running for re-election.

It is widely considered to be extremely unlikely that he would not stand in the April elections, but all candidates have until Friday, March 4th, to make their declaration.

Macron’s team had previously announced a rally in Marseille on Saturday, March 5th, which was expected to be the first official campaign event, but on Tuesday this was cancelled because of the ongoing international crisis.

Macron was at the forefront of international efforts to find a diplomatic resolution to the crisis, and since Russia invaded Ukraine he has remained in close contact with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, and has also spoken – at the request of Zelensky – to Russian premier Vladimir Putin.

The Local will be following Macron’s speech live from 8pm HERE.