#France: Clashes and Burned Cars on #BastilleDay

In the night from July 13 on July 14 clashes broke out in many cities across France. July the 14th, is a national holiday in France; bastille day.

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Image: Clashes on July 13 in France

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Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

The French National Day commemorates the first anniversary of Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution, as well as the Fête de la Fédération which celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790. The oldest and largest regular military parade in Europe is held on the morning of 14 July, on the Champs-Élysées in Paris in front of the French President , along with other French officials and foreign guests. This year Donald Trump was one of the guests.

Since November 2015 there is a state of emergency in France and the resistance against  the police state and its racial profiling operations is growing. Neoliberal policies and police violence are the breeding ground for the waves of protests and clashes France has seen in the past 2 years.

Like the year before, when 855 cars were burned, in the night of July 13 on July 14 clashes broke out in many French cities. This year almost 900 cars were burned during clashes across the country.  Security forces were attacked and according to the interior ministery 13 cops and soldiers were injured. Its unkown how much people who were involved in protests and clashes were injured. Security forces detained 368 people.

In the afternoon of July 14, there was demo against the neoliberal policies of Macron and trump. The demo was mainly peaceful, black bloc activists tried to keep cops on a distance from the demo (image below).

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In Aulnay-Sous-Bois, a Paris suburb, a scooterist was killed in the night of July 14 on July 15. The scooterist fled for a police control. In France many people flee for police controls, fearing detention and police violence. In the night hours tweets were going round of a burning car.

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Image: There wasn’t much left of the scooter.

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3 Responses to #France: Clashes and Burned Cars on #BastilleDay

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