This is one of those posts where the picture tells the story; in this case, it’s a video from the Guardian of French student protesters being rounded up by riot police. Sure, Paris is still on fire with riots, but students are also protesting overhauls to national entrance exams.
Imagine you’re Emmanuel Macron, you’re at 18% approval, your country is rioting against you and responding to unrest your officers force kids to their knees with their hands behind their heads. Pure idiocy yet media loves Macron. Imagine if Trump did this. pic.twitter.com/CpzDLjgJ24
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) December 7, 2018
Even the New York Times took notice:
The roundup of the students, who were seen kneeling as riot police surrounded them, was called “simply intolerable” by one human rights advocate and condemned by some politicians https://t.co/d6rySqXlxJ
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) December 7, 2018
But the U.S. loves President Macron. President Obama thought he was the right man for the job …
This is aging well… https://t.co/3VfIGwTAle
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) December 9, 2018
It cannot be lost on the NYT that every fascist act predicted to happen in America is actually occurring in France. https://t.co/ub00RiWSVH
— wretchardthecat (@wretchardthecat) December 7, 2018
Reality can always be lost on the New York Times.
— Darrel Harb (@HARBDARREL) December 8, 2018
Yes it can be lost, and it often is.
— Richard Lowe (@RPL29) December 8, 2018
Getting a real education in democracy & patriotism by Macron.
— Wolfred Nelson (@WolfredNelson) December 7, 2018
— Péng Dawei ?? (@elementary_peng) December 8, 2018
I thought the media adores Macron. He is their favorite
— Alan Cheng (@alancheng333tw1) December 8, 2018
And they love it, because Macron
— Mikel Leoncoeur (@fedupwith) December 7, 2018
"The dark night of fascism is always descending in the United States and yet lands only in Europe."
— david smith (@ii1111) December 8, 2018
The long term effects of far left policies are hurting the French middle class. They’re sick of high taxes leaving them with little money and struggling to feed their families while French leftist politicians enrich themselves. It always ends like this. pic.twitter.com/CZgAKdusvE
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) December 8, 2018
You are 100% right. "Imagine if Trump did this" What would WORLD MEDIA be doing right about now, at this moment? Trump would be facing impeachment, forced to resign, this would be his end. But Macron is a globalist and world media is in globalists hands so this is all right!
— Relatorxy (@Superposicion) December 7, 2018
If Trump did this, they'd be calling for his impeachment… Oh, wait…
— Orlando Jackson (@SkidManJurej) December 7, 2018
If the French people were never convinced to drop their rifles, they might still have a country.
— JtheHornet (@JPHorn7) December 7, 2018
Maybe the students deserved to be rounded up … but optics, you know?
The report is unclear. Were those kneeling students the mob that threw rocks at police, or the mob that set fire to two cars?
— David Pittelli (@DavidPittelli1) December 7, 2018
These kids were destroying, cars, stores and the school. They've arrested more than 100 of them but didnt have enough handcuf so this video is showing what happened before other police units came to help. How is this idiocy? what were they suppose to do ? Let them run away ?
— WTFfromFR (@Alex8zfr) December 7, 2018
— The Godfather (@DCorleone64) December 7, 2018
Some 150 students were collectively arrested Thursday after protests at two high schools in the area, according to police officials speaking to the French newspaper Le Monde.
Tensions had been brewing for days at Saint-Exupéry and Jean-Rostand high schools. On Tuesday, garbage cans were set on fire and rocks thrown at the police, according to Le Monde. The police responded with tear gas.
Tear gas? That’s a chemical weapon! This guy’s as bad as Trump! It seems we were misled:
"Renaissance man" pic.twitter.com/GBi375eKYH
— Alberto Santos ? (@AlbertoSantosjc) December 9, 2018
CBS and CNN are missing one tiny detail in their coverage of the climate-change tax riots in France https://t.co/DFCSxIQECo
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 3, 2018