If you rely on fake news services like the BBC, ITN/Sky and the traditional newspapers for news you will probably have believed the Gilet’s Jaunes protests against the elitist government of Emmanuel Macron are dying down. With unrest stirring in Britan over the Brexit shambles, the government and government – friendly news media are desperate to reinforce the message, “If you challenge authority, you will be crushed.
Thus the weekends showed Marcron’s paramilitary thugs, The Gendarmerie, driving protesors off the streets. In truth there were smaller numbers on the streets in central Paris this week because the government had closed many routes into the city and the railways were on strike. This blog and our twin, The Daily Stirrer, focused on protests in provincial cities, Toulouse, bordeaux, Lyon and Marseilles but we missed the best news of the week for lovers of liberty and enemies of authoritarianism.
Live leaks had this:
As unofficial reports claim it was pig slurry the farmers sprayed, let’s hope they gave the Muslim ghettoes where French women are afraid to go out alone, a good soaking.