Anger as Saudi Arabia’s royal family orders closure of French Riviera public beach for King Salman’s holiday

French locals Mohamed and Fatima tormented by socio-political and existential ennui, yet remain philosophical.

Beach lovers on the French Riviera have expressed their anger over the imminent arrival of the Saudi royal family, who have ordered a long stretch of beach to be closed off to the public.6632240-3x2-460x307[1]

…”Looking after their security is fine, but they should at least let us go for a swim,” Mohamed, a disgruntled fishing enthusiast, said.

“Access to the coast will be prohibited by police officers for the duration of the king’s holiday,” local official Philippe Castanet said.

Coastguards will also stop anyone coming within 300 metres of the villa by sea.

…Fatima, a local nurse, had come with her two daughters for a swim.

“Whether it’s him or another billionaire, they always have priority over ordinary people,” she said.

“On the other hand, they are good for business, coming here with 400 people in their entourage.

“I heard they might even fix the roads.

Figure they have some spare guillotines sitting around? Nah.  h/t Linda1000

  • chayisun

    “…”Looking after their security is fine, but they should at least let us go for a swim,” Mohamed, a disgruntled fishing enthusiast, said”……Mohamed. Go for a swim. Is it KOSHER for a muslim to actually GO for a swim? Even though a shower or bath is foreign to them? Just asking.

  • Martin B

    1793: Louis XVI sent to the guillotine by citizens of France.
    2015: French police and coastguards punish citizens of France on orders from the Soddy King.

    What was the point of the French Revolution anyway?

    • Norman_In_New_York

      The Saudi king will let them eat kebabs.

  • Millie_Woods

    Who cares, the French, the Saudi’s. I don’t have any great love for either of them.

  • Hard Little Machine

    “ordered”? that should tell you all you need to hear.