Bastille Day

Bastille Day Battle: Antifa and Protesters Clash With Police in Paris

Chaos erupted in France as thousands of protesters flooded onto the streets of Paris to mark Bastille Day. Members of the Yellow Vest Movement (Gilets Jaunes), Antifa, and other black-bloc agitators joined the crowds, which quickly devolved into riots, with attacks being launched against the local police.

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 14: French Police push back protestors and spray pepper spray during an Bastille Day Anti Government Protest near Place de la Bastille on July 14, 2020 in Paris, France. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many Bastille Day events have been cancelled. (Photo by Kiran Ridley/Getty Images)

French Don’t Trust Their Government On Response To Terrorism

Two thirds of French people do not trust the president or government on terrorism, with half believing that France is at war, and the majority wanting more “effective” responses to terrorism including an increase in military and policing personnel, harsher prison sentences, and greater surveillance and policing powers.

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