Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Endless Demonstrations Everywhere

Everyday there are spontaneous rallies all over France. Impossible to cover all of them. Here's a sampling:

 Below, the Hommen (men who parody the Femen), protest in Caen.

Below, demonstrators in Compiègne on April 13.

When Lesbian activist Caroline Fourest arrived from Nantes at the Gare Montparnasse train station in Paris on April 13, she received massive police protection. Below, the police vans outside the station. In Nantes, the police had used tear gas on protesters inside the station. See more photos here.

Below, a spontaneous demonstration in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris on April 14:

When Interior Minister Manuel Valls attended a concert at the Salle Pleyel, thirty police vans lined up to protect him:

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At April 17, 2013 7:12 PM, Anonymous Jennifer Fitz said...

No one demonstrates so vigorously as the French in the springtime. But this exceeds the annual custom by a long shot.

Very telling. God bless 'em. And I mean that entirely seriously.

At April 18, 2013 8:56 AM, Anonymous HV Observer said...

I'm into flags. I noticed in your Compiègne photo an interesting flag I've never seen before: Royal France quartered with red rampant lions on white. What's that?

At April 18, 2013 8:20 PM, Blogger tiberge said...

@ HV Observer,

I'll try to find an answer to your question, but so far I have only found what is in Wikipedia and other websites. There are numerous flags of the Monarchy, but I have not pinpointed the one they use in the photo. I thought it might be the flag of Compiègne, but that armorial is just a blue lion.

At April 20, 2013 9:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ HV Observer,

This is the historical flag of Picardy (province then region).

At April 20, 2013 10:42 PM, Blogger tiberge said...

@ anonymous 9:12

Thanks so much for the info.


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