French bosses take to mopeds in 'anti-gloom' demo

Around 700 French executives and business chiefs zoomed down Paris’ famed Champs Elysees avenue on battered blue mopeds Sunday in a bid to combat a climate of economic gloom. Organisers said the event was an “apolitical” attempt to boost confidence in the French economy — which is expanding, though barely — and show solidarity with employees. “It’s an anti-crisis, anti-gloom message,” organiser Dominique Ravon told AFP.

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