Monday, January 07, 2019

Singing La Marseillaise, a Yellow Vest Protester Marches Up the Middle of the Champs-Elysées

Singing La Marseillaise, a yellow vest protester marches up the middle of the Champs-Elysées, next to Marianne. (Update: Merci pour le lien Instapundit.)

In the meantime, my post on How Fake News Has Misrepresented the Yellow Vest Revolt in France has been fully updated, markedly expanded, and, in the process, thoroughly rewritten, for an in-depth piece in the January 2019 issue of the New English Review entitled THE TRUTH ABOUT FRANCE'S YELLOW VESTS.


Luís afonso said...

Hello Erik:

The yellow vest started in Portugal, but very few people attended cause here in Portugal - differently from Brazil - people still believe in the press. They inform officially that the "yellow vest" is a right-extremist movement, so it is not "democratic" at all. The result is that we have more policemen than demonstrators.
But let me ask a question: are there agitroppers/looters or vandals infiltrated in the movement? Cause here in Portugal the media had showed that last saturday´s protest started peacefully but became violent with many shops, restaurants being burnt. Who are these looters/vandals? Thanks for the information.

Erik said...

There are always looters and vandals, Luis Alonso; every time

They get a kick out of action and violence

Where do they come from?

A lot from the poorer parts of the boondocks…

I didn't know about Portugal…
That's amazing…
"more policemen than demonstrators"?!
Sounds like the KKK in the 1950s/1960s,
many of whose members turned
out to be FBI infiltrators…

Luís afonso said...

Thanks Erik. In Portugal they said the same peaceful manifestabts were the ones that looted and set fires. Good 2019.

The New York Crank said...

Uh Eric?

While even some of us left wing libtards don't necessarily approve of un certain Monsieur....shall we call him "Micron?".....I note that your appearance seems to have scared off most of the other gilets jaunes. In fact, you and Dame Marianne seem mighty alone out there on the Boulevard. And while I appreciate your (French) patriotism, and think it's mighty brave of you to stand up and sing the Marseilles à cappella, if I were you I wouldn't give up my day job.

Yours crankily,
The New York Crank

Erik said...
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Erik said...

"your appearance seems to have scared
off most of the other gilets jaunes"
Or my bellowing!
Actually, with the girl holding the Tricolore behind us,
don't we kind of look like the three revolutionary soldiers
playing Yankee Doodle in the Spirit of '76?! :D

Good to see that you are still around, Crank
(it's been years…)

What is happening, actually, is that it is early in the day,
the Gilets Jaunes are on the sidewalks in little groups
half-believing the media's propaganda about the movement
having outlived its existence and being on the lam, and
finally some of us decide to see if there isn't something
we can do about it…

Anonymous said...

This does not look good: