The scenes emanating from the streets of Paris have been heartbreaking, yet powerful.
In the nation of France, the people are rising up against the apparent corruption of the ruling class and, specifically, President Emmanuel Macron’s suggested fuel tax. For 5 weeks now, Paris has been a war zone, with “Yellow Vest” protesters finding themselves on the receiving end of inexcusable brutality at the hands of French authorities. This has included the use of tear gas and water cannons to beat back the citizenry of the supposed “birthplace of democracy”.
Possibly inspired by the courage of the French people, Belgium has turned chaotic as well, this time over the UN migrant policies being implemented in the tiny nation.
Thousands of people marched in Brussels on Sunday against a U.N. pact aimed at fostering cooperation on migration, eclipsing a smaller demonstration in support of the deal, the signing of which brought down Belgium’s government last week.
Police said some 5,500 people marched in the bigger protest, organized by Flemish right wing parties in the part of the capital where main European Union institutions are located.Trending:
A separate counter-demonstration of around 1,000 people, organized by left-wing groups and non-governmental organizations, took place in the city center.
The long and arduous immigration fight in Europe began in earnest back in 2015, as the Syrian civil war caused untold numbers of those affected to seek refuge in Europe.
Many EU nations, such as Hungary and Poland, have been pushing back against the mandates of the European Union that attempted to force member nations to suspend their own immigration policies in order to swiftly and carelessly process Syrian refugees.
Concerns are that ne’er do wells connected to any number of terrorist organizations were using the relaxed restrictions to sneak into Europe.