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France announces massive police mobilization

An extra 13,000 state cops will be deployed to counter nationwide protests, the interior minister has announced: French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has ordered 13,000 police officers into the streets of France’s major cities as protests against the government’s controversial pension reforms continue. Darmanin said that he is expecting ’radical activists’ from abroad to instigate violence at the demonstrations but declined to reveal the source.

When the ignorance of British Seamen saved lives

WORLD WAR II FOCUS: In 1940 An Austrian Jewish publisher named Goldschmidt retreated to England.  Alas, it was a frying pan into the fire.  This legitimate citizen of Hitler’s Germany in England was considered an alien and promptly arrested.  Perhaps he could be forgiven for wishing he had remained in Austria where Jewish publishers were in truth not persecuted. 

France in Flames as protests said to be out of control

Police clashed with over a million demonstrators opposed to President Macron’s pension reform. French authorities struggled on Thursday to suppress the protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform. Over a million demonstrators took to the streets across the country in what some security sources described as an ’insurrection’ against the government in Paris.

Turmoil on Western Europe: Fires and clashes break out at French protest (VIDEOS)

Police fired tear gas at ‘a group of troublemakers’ in the city of Rennes: A protest against government pension reforms turned violent in the French city of Rennes on Tuesday, as riot police used tear gas to dispel a group of around 200 outraged demonstrators who had built barricades and pelted officers with fireworks. Tens of thousands of people also took part in strikes and protests across France and the Netherlands.