French Labor Riots Turn Violent
AP’s Jenny Barchfield reports,
Violence erupted at the end of the largest protest, in Paris, with youths pelting police with stones, fighting and using metal bars to break up chunks of pavement that they hurled at helmeted riot officers. One young woman twirled flaming batons. The sounds of blowing whistles were heard throughout the plaza. Officers carrying batons and shields charged several times, making arrests.
There are, thankfully, no reports of death or serious injuries but that is usually inevitable as a mob mentality grows. And that goes both ways, whether it be stupidity on the part of the protesters or overreaction on the part of the authorities charged with keeping order.
The usual suspects, of course, were in attendance:
But, contrary to the expectations of some on the Right, at least a few Protest Babes:
Still, it’s hard to work up sympathy for those who are marching against the free market.