Remember when democracy was actually democracy?
In Paris, violent liberals gathered on Saturday afternoon to protest the French election, and no doubt, the fact that Marine Le Pen is set to win the election and promote a “Make France Great Again” type of mentality.
Over 2,000 liberals, organized by various unions, student groups, and a collection of left-leaning organizations, to protest the election.
It didn’t take long for the demonstration to devolve into violence. By 5 pm, the violent protesters started throwing projectiles, glass bottles, and smoke bombs at police officers.
The Gateway Pundit reports:
Dramatic scenes ensued as Saturday afternoon shoppers and passers-by ran to avoid the plumes of tear gas whilst protestors attacked ATMs and left graffiti calling for a general strike and populist uprising no matter who wins tomorrow’s first round vote in the presidential election.
Certain organizers of Saturday’s march are calling for a follow-up event Sunday evening to coincide with the announcement of the results of the election.
Entitled, ‘Night of the Barricades’, a nod to the student protests of May 1968, the event calls on participants to arrive at the Place de la Bastille with materials in hand to construct barricades in what promises to be a long night for police. Flyers and promotional videos show scenes of insurrection and clashes with law enforcement.
Place de la Bastille has long been a lightning rod for leftist protest given its history and prominence in previous revolutionary movements. Once a symbol of royal excess, the historic fortress was besieged by the citizenry at the opening of the French Revolution. For a brief period during the ensuing blood-letting of ‘The Terror’, a guillotine stood on the site. Holding an important place in social movements and revolts through-out the nineteenth century, the area is often the start or end point of left-leaning protests in Paris.
This type of behavior is so typical of liberals. They do not respect the democratic process unless it benefits them.
Democracy is a two way street and you have to accept the fact that there are large portions of voters who do not agree with your views and may vote against you. Sadly, liberals fail to understand this and think about the world in idealistic terms.