Demonstrators Protest Roman Polanski’s Best Director Nod at César Awards

Demonstrators swarmed the César Awards, the French equivalent of the Oscars, protesting Roman Polanski’s Best Director nod.

Polanski fled the United States in 1978 after pleading guilty to the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl.

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