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Protesting Theater Director Rams French Palace Gate

Police and state officials say a theater director rammed a car into the rear gate of the French presidential palace on Thursday in protest of government funding cuts to the arts.   The 67-year-old Italian national was arrested as he attempted to force his way through the 19th century Grille du Coq, or Rooster Gate, which leads into the gardens of the Elysee palace.   He was protesting cuts in subsidies to his small Parisian theater, the Italian Comedy, a police...

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