November 24, 2020 at 8:54 am #209843
The French are repeating the trick of using general rules to target Muslims, so lobbying Teachers not to teach a particular lesson could become an expulsion(!) offence. So much for all citizens being equal.
More concerning is a law against recording/photographing police officers, which will become a catch all excuse to take out photographers and journalists at demonstrations.
Let’s not forget the Republics bloody recent past:
In some ways, the popularity of the Front National (10 million votes in the run-off, 1/3 of those who voted in the second round – notably, it looks like the 7 million votes in the first round for the left candidate of France Insoumise just didn’t turn up in the second round).November 24, 2020 at 9:38 am #209845ALBParticipant
To tell the truth it’s a change to see a government face down the Islamists instead of rolling over and trying to present criticism of Islam as a religion as “islamophobia”. The BBC even refers to its founder as “the Prophet Mohammed” even though he was only a religious leader, merchant and warlord. I bet they don’t do that in France.November 24, 2020 at 10:54 am #209847
I think there is the added element of ethnicity in this, and the Arab citizens of France, who are “French” except when the government wants them to be so they can be deported.
The anti-filming of cops law is alarming, particularly.
So, we get things like this:November 24, 2020 at 12:02 pm #209851Matthew CulbertKeymaster
Yes I am with YMS on this. The French cops are total bastards on a par with their American counterparts.November 24, 2020 at 12:06 pm #209852alanjjohnstoneParticipant
Hmmm?…so not fellow-workers in uniform then ? 😥November 24, 2020 at 1:21 pm #209867Matthew CulbertKeymaster
Oh technically yes, but not while they are gleefully and thugishly kicking the shit out of defenceless workers, imigrants and asylum seekers.November 28, 2020 at 9:39 pm #210175
There’s been protests against the new law:
Apparently there fires at the bank of France.
Bottom line, this level of policing is expensive, officers have been hurt, and that costs the state in the long run, I don’t think this is sustainable.
Some reckoning 200K turned out to march.
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