France's Socialist government provoked outrage today by becoming the first in the world to ban protests against Israeli action in Palestine.Cor! did you see that? The Daily Mail condemning the "slaughter in Gaza" where "many children have been killed"?
In what is viewed as an outrageous attack on democracy, Socialist Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said mass demonstrations planned for the weekend should be halted.
Mr Cazeneuve said there was a ‘threat to public order’, while opponents said he was ‘criminalising’ popular support of the Palestinian people.
Thousands were set to march against the ongoing slaughter in Gaza, calling for an immediate end to hostilities in which civilians including many children have been killed.
Anyway, let's read on:
There were false claims made last week that synagogues in Paris had been targeted by pro-Palestinian demonstrators.I remember reading about synagogues being attacked and then something or other about the JDL attacking Palestine solidarity people. I'm so used to zionists lying about such things I didn't take a whole lot of notice. Again I'm amazed that The Daily Mail (home of Mad Melanie Phillips) is breaking the news on this.
In fact videos showed armed vigilantes from a group called the Jewish Defence League (LDJ) baiting demonstrators into fights.
But again let's read on:
There were no arrests among the LDJ, despite them fighting and smashing up property in full view of the police.I don't know where to begin with my thoughts on this but let's take it from the top. France, a country that has seen more than a few violent demonstrations over many things from Algeria to the definition of lamb (or was it sheep meat?), has banned a demo for Palestine. It has done so on the pretext that passed violence could happen again. The violence of the previous demos was caused by the judeo-nazis of the Jewish Defence League but it was Palestine solidarity demonstrators that were arrested.
Six pro-Palestine protestors were arrested for a variety of public order offences, but none had been anywhere near Paris synagogues, which remained undamaged.
A judicial enquiry is set to be launched into the false allegations made about the synagogue attacks – ones which people claim were made up to demonise supporters of Palestine by associating them with anti-Semitism.
On Friday night lawyers for a number of groups hoping to campaign on behalf of Palestine on Saturday lodged an appeal against the ban in a Paris court.
Well let's see how the judicial review turns out but I don't hold out much hope.