Greenpeace climbers unfurled a banner with the French republican slogan ''Liberty, Equality, Fraternity'' and the word ''Resist'' on the Eiffel Tower on Friday (May 5). Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. It took five climbers and three hours to unfurl the 30 metre long banner which hung between two pillars of Paris' most famous monument on Friday (May 5). Director General of Greenpeace in France said "the idea was to remind people of the importance of (the national motto), two days before the presidential election and to say that today, the biggest threat to these values is the potential election of Marine Le Pen and the National Front." This is the second time Greenpeace have used the Eiffel tower as part of a campaign. In 2013, an activist suspended himself from the Eiffel Tower to call for the release of 30 people who had spent more than a month in a Russian jail for protesting against oil drilling in the Arctic. The Greenpeace action came on the last day of campaigning for the French presidental election. Le Pen faces off against centrist Emmanuel Macron in the May 7 ballot, where Macron is tipped to win in the polls.