A march through Paris against French President Francois Hollande ended with anti-Semitic chants and cries of support for an anti-Semitic comedian.

At least 150 protesters were arrested in the “Day of Anger” demonstrations on Sunday, according to reports. Nineteen police officers were injured in clashes with protesters, one seriously, the French news agency AFP reported. Police estimated that 17,000 participated in the march.

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Protesters performed the quenelle, a gesture reminiscent of the Hitler salute that was invented by the anti-Semitic French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala. They also called for freedom of speech on Dieudonne’s behalf.

Anti-Semitic chants included “Jews go home” and “Jews, France is not your country.”

The Union of French Jewish Students, or UEJF, condemned “anti-Semitic slogans and Nazi salutes” by some protesters, and the group’s president, Sacha Reingewirtz, told AFP, “This Day of Anger has turned into a day of hate.”

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19 COMMENTS

  1. Hating us is good for it shows that there is emotions towards us even if it is from the negative side…
    the other thing is that we thrive and flourish while you are don't and the only thing left to sustain and keep you vibrant is hate…
    life for Jews in Europe is over so we'll leave you to enjoy with our cousins maybe you'll find them more to your liking… <3

  2. Gideon Jones, you are absolutely right. (What are we doing to protect Jews?) I am a member of the ZF. I go to some protests. Especially the BDS thugs who hide behind a 'Palestinian' flag. My suggestion is to join protests, get informed. Write to your MP. Write letters (keep the emotion out of letters!) to the press. Do everything you can. We are (again) facing a terrible crisis in our history. This time we have to stand up and face the haters. It is not enough to moan between ourselves, that gets us nowhere. Action! Jews are brave. Think of the Warsaw Ghetto fighters. Think of the IDF. I used to engage with Leftists, but now I don't waste my energy. I write and speak out. I urge all of us to do this.

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