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#Paris on #MayDay: “They want us to taste the fear of death” – Eyewitness account of a protester

The Facebook page of the “Gilets Jaunes info in English” translated this personal account from the madness of the 1st of May in Paris. Of note is the sheer horror of being subject to this brutal police violence, and the on-the-ground reality of what happened at the Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital which has been scandalously lied about across the media – the “attackers” were escaping the police kettle through the hospital, and responding to shocking repression.

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#MayDay 2019 in #Paris: Change of an Era

Paris: The Parisian May Day demonstration marks a change of an era. In any case, that is what Serge Quadruppani says in this article. A trade union demonstration that has become an absolute minority, just symbolic; a Black block that has been announced, awaited and feared but which does not finally come; yellow vests everywhere but which do not fall into the identity trap, an overwhelmingly majority joins the front of the demonstration, to the extent of becoming the demonstration at all. This May Day demonstration proved to be globally and literally autonomous.

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#YellowVests (or not) – For a #MayDay of combat – Direct anti-capitalist action

Gilets Jaunes and Black Bloc activists: Another call for a combative May Day in Paris.

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#GiletsJaunes: #Paris is ours!

Never before had the Champs-Élysées truly been “the most beautiful avenue in the world”. For a day, this artery, this symbol of luxury, became the embodiment of a regained common power.

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#Paris: Refugees evicted in Porte-de-la Chapelle

Tuesday evening, saw a massive eviction of Paris’s Porte de la Chapelle urban camp. According to Paris Refugee Ground Support (Warning Facebook Link), hundreds were brought to gymnasiums to get out of the cold overnight — but hundreds more were left behind to fend for themselves.

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#YellowVests, #Paris: NPA demonstration attacked by fascists

Paris: The NPA demonstration was violently attacked yesterday, Saturday, during Act XI of the Yellow Vests in Paris by “les Zouaves”, an informal group of radical far-right activists from different organizations and ultras. Last week, they also attacked anti-fascist activists.

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