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Macron madly waves at empty Champs-Élysées on V-Day

French President Emmanuel Macron appeared in public on May 8 to commemorate the end of World War Two at the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées in Paris. But on Wednesday, France’s president marked Victory in Europe Day, by having to wave to fictitious crowds.

Published: May 13, 2019, 7:39 am

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    The day turned out to be sad and unpopular, the only two qualifiers that come to mind. His artificial status was exposed when Macron was even booed by the few individuals present on the Champs-Élysées.

    Macron laid a wreath at a statue of Charles de Gaulle on the Champs-Elysees avenue, and then proceeded to commemorations at the nearby Arc de Triomphe monument. Driving down the famous avenue, the French president – standing in his vehicle – waved energetically… at nobody.

    In the French mainstream media, the images of his ridiculous gestures were edited so as to hide his unpopularity. But on social media, users mocked Macron.

    Paris police chief Didier Lallement decreed on Monday that no protests would be permitted in the vicinity of the monument and the avenue for the day, to prevent any disruption of the “solemn ceremonies”.

    The decision was taken due to “the tense current social context, marked by recurring violent demonstrations during which security forces are systematically targeted by a radical splinter group of protesters”, read a police statement posted to Twitter.

    But the glaring absence of any other supporters did not stop the French leader from continuously waving at empty spaces along the way.

    Many of the few disinterested individuals which were spotted on Champs-Elysees, which stretches from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde near the Tuileries garden and Louvre museum, did not even bother to look up at the madly waving president, while some even booed him.

    France’s government had announced a return to form, with Culture Minister Franck Riester saying last Friday that 1.2 million euros had been spent restoring the Arc de Triomphe in time for VE Day celebrations.

    “The restoration has been done in only a few months, which is very fast,” Riester praised the Macron administration.

    BFMTV blamed the weather for the lack of support and said the rain had stopped people from coming to see the president.

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    • Bryan O’Driscoll

      Whether it’s this twisted little puppet in ‘power’ or someone else doesn’t matter. The system itself is rotten to the core and needs to be torn out root and stem. The people of Europe are headed for very bad times, but that may prove to be a good thing eventually if it breaks them out of their stupor. At present too most of them still trust the system to some extent. It’s only when that trust is totally lost that some true change can develop. It’s the monsters behind creatures like Macron, Merkel and May who need to suffer real physical consequences for their crimes. When you see the police and military, the actual implementers of those crimes, refuse to continue obeying, then you will know that opportunity knocks. However, it must not be some superficial action like the execution of Ceausescu was in Romania which left most of the criminal system intact afterwards and didn’t punish those who were every bit as guilty as the boss. Killing rats like Macron and his ilk isn’t going to be enough. There will need to be pyramids of heads of bankers, media bosses, leftist civil servants and ‘intellectuals’ as well. Then, we can start over and create a real, organic European society free from the Semitic poison.

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