A ‘Yellow Vest’ protest in Rouen, France; a mural in Paris by Pascal Boyart based on Eugene Delacroix’s painting Liberty Leading The People
Today, in The Irish Times…
Lara Marlowe reports:
The revolt is ideologically closest to the far right.
Gratuitous violence, racism, sexism, anti-Semitism and homophobia are the dark side of the movement that has plunged France into its worst crisis of the past half century.
Like Donald Trump’s grassroots supporters in the US, the gilets jaunes deeply distrust traditional media.
“Journalistes, collabos, journalistes, collabos,” they chant in front of television, radio and newspaper headquarters. Journalists are regarded as part of the elite, and as “collaborators” of the Macron administration.
…The future of Europe, as well as the future of France, is at stake in Macron’s struggle quell the gilets jaunes.
Earlier: Force Majeure