Former President Trump was correct about France many years ago. He said, "I wouldn't go to France. Because France is no longer France …This world better be very careful and they better get very tough and very smart."
As the unrest in France sparked by the police killing of a teenager of North African descent continued for the fifth day, Paul Joseph Watson offered his view of why social unrest has quickly spread nationwide. And spoiler alert, unlike French officials who blame "social media," PJW said, "This is what happens when you absorb millions of migrants into a European county at an accelerated rate pace -- with zero plan -- with zero prospects for ever integrating them."
All hell broke loose in France over the last few nights since the death of a 17-year-old french algerian boy shot by the police.— PJW Shorts (@pjwshorts) June 30, 2023
Full video: https://t.co/1NcDUK12Q5 pic.twitter.com/5kEcI9mfCb
Rioters burned vehicles and buildings and looted stores nationwide for the fifth consecutive night. Police arrested 719 people by the early hours of Sunday, according to the French interior ministry.
Reuters noted the chaos was "less intense overnight" compared with the 1,300 people arrested on Friday night, suggesting riots are dying down after more than 45,000 police officers, as well as dozens of military armored vehicles, were deployed across the country to squash the violence.
President Emmanuel Macron canceled his visit to Germany and met with officials Sunday to develop strategies to suppress some of the worst violence the country has seen since the 2018 "Yellow Vest" protests.
Here's footage of the chaos from last night:
🇫🇷France Riots: A building was completely destroyed by fires in Borderouge, Toulouse. pic.twitter.com/nuKBC60i4z— Truthseeker (@Xx17965797N) July 2, 2023
#FranceRiots: CCTV captured rioters try to tear apart the fencing put around the L'Haÿ-les-Roses city hall in the Paris suburb. @VincentJeanbrun, the conservative mayor, had his family home targeted overnight in an arson attack as his wife and young children slept inside.— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) July 2, 2023
Vincent Jeanbrun, mayor of the southern Paris suburb of L'Hay-les-Roses, said rioters tried to assassinate him and his family.
"Last night, a milestone was reached in horror and ignominy. My home was attacked and my family was the victim of an assassination attempt," he wrote on social media.
#FranceRiots: Overnight as race riots descended into the fifth day in France, the family home of @VincentJeanbrun, Mayor of Paris suburb L'Haÿ-les-Roses, was attacked. Rioters set a car on fire & rammed it into his home, trying to burn it down. His wife & young children were… pic.twitter.com/VDzsomUpVM— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) July 2, 2023
Summary of the fifth nights of riots in France:— Wall Street Silver (@WallStreetSilv) July 2, 2023
- 871 fires on public roads
- 577 burned vehicles
- 74 burned buildings
- 719 people arrested
- 45 police officers and gendarmes injured
Watch till the end! This is an example of North African rioters involved in recent riots in France. That innocent looking teenager had a machete to use it for chopping hands of anyone trying to stop him from looting and rioting! pic.twitter.com/tTTf8Jz3Dr— Babak Taghvaee - The Crisis Watch (@BabakTaghvaee1) July 2, 2023
Police beat back looters in Montpellier, France.— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) July 2, 2023
The southern coastal city is near Marseille, an epicenter of the French riots.
🚨 FRENCH RIOTING: The town of Marseille, France is experiencing INTENSE riots tonight where criminals have raided a gun store and now armed themselves with rifles.— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) July 2, 2023
A Volkswagen dealer has just been looted and a MASSIVE residential building is burning TJ the ground in Lyon… pic.twitter.com/psPsWHtKa2
Meanwhile, social media reports showed violence is spreading to neighboring countries of Switzerland and Belgium.
Tumultuous unrest that originated in France has now extended its reach to Switzerland. The waves of protests and upheaval have infiltrated Lausanne, marking an alarming escalation of the French riots' influence.https://t.co/rBikbmmCaVpic.twitter.com/eD3SsAD2r4— Russian Market (@runews) July 2, 2023
... and there's this from 2017.
And in a chilling 2021 report, 25 retired French generals warned Macron in an open letter that the country is headed for "civil war" because of the influx of migrants. So what did the president do in response? He threatened to punish active soldiers who signed an open letter, according to France 24.