Victory in Europe Day (VE in UK) is a public holiday in France for all the right reasons. The country was pulverised during World War II, losing more than half a million citizens. Being killed in the line of duty at the hands of Nazi Germans before the fight for liberation is regularly evoked by French leaders as part of a glorious national myth of … Continue reading Algerians mourn genocide carried out by France on VE day
At least three people were injured on Thursday in an explosion at a university in Lyon, French authorities said. The strong explosion and fire hit a science building at the University of Lyon which was said to be caused by construction work. The town of Villeurbanne, the Lyon suburb where the university is located, tweeted that the area has been evacuated after the blast. It said … Continue reading Breaking News Another explosion in Lyon as France as the area is evacuated
Thousands flood French streets in ninth week of ‘gilets jaunes’ protests Continue reading 80,000 ‘Yellow Vests’ take to the streets in Violent protests -Video of police beating women!
The Champs-Elysees has since last month been the epicentre of repeated violent protests against Macron’s government, with the Arc de Triomphe ransacked on December 1. Continue reading Paris set to be rocked by Yellow Vests on New Years Eve
The local government authority on Thursday told restaurants and luxury boutiques along the Champs Elysees boulevard to close on Saturday Continue reading Call to arms – Yellow Vest – ‘Act IV’
More than 200 arrested as Macron orders the police to quash the protests. Continue reading Paris Protests turn violent, more than 200 arrested