On Sunday, thousands of French protestors clad in red scarves gathered in Paris to protest against ‘violence’ and ‘disruption’ which they attribute to the three months of anti-government demonstrations by the Yellow Vest movement.

Over the span of eleven consecutive Saturdays, the Yellow Vest movement has paralyzed much of France with street demonstrations and road blockades.

Similarly to the Yellow Vest movement, what first began as an online movement has now moved to the streets of France. They call themselves the ‘Red Scarves’. Many of the ‘Red Scarves’ are former ‘Yellow Vests’ who share similar concerns like the rising cost of living. Other than their attire, what separates the Red Scarves from the Yellow Vests is their opposition to the violence or vandalism of any kind, which a minority of individuals within the Yellow Vest movement have indulged in over the past few months.

Since the Yellow Vest movement began on November 17th of last year, 11 people have lost their lives while over 2,000 have been injured during violent clashes with police. The creation of the  new Red Scarves movement unveils deep divisions within French society that were previously unseen during the last three months of protests.

While Yellow Vest protests accuse government forces of using an excessive amount of unwarranted force against them, representatives from the Red Scarves claim that the police have right and obligation to intervene to restore order.

Participants in the Red Scarves counter-protest marched toward Bastille square in French capital with signs that read ‘hands off my Republic’ and ‘stop the violence’.  The counter-protestors shouted ‘Long live our policemen! Long live our gendarmes!’

The Red Scarves were originally founded by John Christophe Werner. In an interview with the French newspaper Le Dauphiné Libéré, Werner said that he first created the group because “French citizens are being penalized every day by the Yellow Vests’ methods”. “Today, a lot of people are scared to leave their houses, to use the roads, to drive to their jobs,” he added.

In their joint manifesto, the group has states, “We denounce the insurrectional climate installed by the Yellow Vests. We also reject the threats and constant verbal abuse [suffered by non-Yellow Vests].”

“We reject violence. We defend the Republic. We promote dialogue,” they proclaim.

According to various news outlets in France, a split has already occurred among the Red Scarves over whether they should or shouldn’t show support for President Macron.

The Red Scarves currently have over 21,000 followers on Facebook.

 

 

21 thoughts on “The Civil War For The Streets of Europe”
  1. No, he’s just begun. It’s a matter of time when majority of American citizens realize that this president refuses to sell the citizens of this country out like the the previous 4 presidents and is the greatest president since Reagan. Unlike Obama Trump don’t have the state controlled media Backing him up. On the contrary their propagandists, arm of the obstructionalist Democrat party.

  2. He’s juststarted. The Communist party wants open borders so they have a whole class of illegal aliens that vote democrat, illuminating any opposition party and having control of American people as serfs as well as the former south Americans. The Communist party just wants to use identity politics on women, blacks, homosexuals, illegals to gain their loyalty but damaging all of Americans standard of living. It’s sad they have duped a good portion of our citizens.

  3. Totally agree the democrats have cut their own throat; just like they do to surviving aborted babies- kill them

  4. Talking about civil war in Europe! That will be the next war in this country,it might not happen in my lifetime but rest assured it’s coming for sure!!

  5. Totally agree. Do we expect God will remain silent? There is no trembling for the Word of God. Nor fear of a Holy Diety. Woe unto you New York Clergy.

  6. I as a Christian and pastor am appalled at the rise of socialism. I immigrated from socialism and socialized medicine. We do not need it here. It destroys people & countries. Now we have reached a horrendous climax of third term abortion and euthanasia. Everything the Democrats stand for is destruction, racisim and anti Semitic and anti Christian rhetoric due to their policies. They are spreading hatred and destruction. I once voted Democrat, the first year was enough. I am now conservative.

  7. I as a Christian and pastor am appalled at the rise of socialism. I immigrated from socialism and socialized medicine. We do not need it here. It destroys people & countries. Now we have reached a horrendous climax of third term abortion and euthanasia.

  8. Moslems are here in America to take it over !! No doubt abut it ! Only problem is that the Democrats will have given the country to the illegal-Mexicans before the Islamic’s can be-head or burn enough European type Americans. And all the “Beaners” need to do is throw pork burritos at the “Rag-Heads” to beat them back !

  9. The Muslims should never have been admitted into Europe. These people have seen nothing but violence, rape, and murder for their entire lives, so it’s the norm for them. They flee war torn areas and filth, just to re-create the same conditions in their host countries. They need to be sent back to their homelands immediately.

  10. President Trump has a Congress who are bent on obstructing him at every turn, and not doing what they were elected to do. I personally can’t believe how many morons were elected, but what do you expect with the huge number of illegal aliens that voted in the last election? The United States has become everything that our Founding Fathers warned us about

  11. illegal is still illegal according to the law. Build the wall. Send them all back to South America including all the illegal Muslims. The Muslim from Minnesota and her hate speech should go to the Muslim countries and see just how they live in squallier. Maybe she would be glad to be in America then.

  12. l bet the French regret allowing all the Muslims into their country now. That is the down fall of all the countries now….illegals. Illegal is still Illegal according to the laws of all countries. No open borders. Send them all back if they are illegals. They do not belong here or in any other country illegally.

  13. Democrats are working to destroy Our home land for riches, they have partnered with people who want to take our country & our freedom! What have they been promised in return? Democrats can’t get in to power without the leftists & illegals! Sadly our schools are run by leftists thus to turn kids against the USA!

  14. It has started folks, the Dems have shown us what they will do should they ever get into Office…They have already started with their Dictating, banning the wall, meat, all Morals but okay to kill babies….Yes, we will live under a Dictatorship, will not be able to eat, drink or do anything they disapprove of…If you Dems want this then get out of this country, you are not fit to live here…We will be able to work as they will need our money for all their illegal buddies, other than that, the hard-working AMERICANS can go to hell….Time to get rid of this asinine Party……

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