The great Nidra Poller, writing in Frontpage (thanks to EPG):
October 2000, Place de la RÃ©publique in Paris: the first of what would become an endless series of ambiguous pro-Palestinian demonstrations welcomed the snake of anti-Semitism into its heart. “Death to the Jews” rang out loud and clear that day as policemen stood by, journalists watched with apparent indifference, and the mass of demonstrators thronged and thrust as demonstrators do.
8 March 2005, Place de la RÃ©publique: a thousand young toughs pierced the heart of a student demonstration and unleashed their rage, not against the police but against the “privileged classes” in their own age group–the protesting lycÃ©e students. Operating in gangs of ten and twenty, the casseurs (smashers) in brand-name sweat suits swept through the march like pirate ships, zeroed in on their prey, attacked from behind. They threw kids to the ground, gratuitously beating and kicking them, snatching handbags, ipods, wallets, and cell phones. Riot police looking like robots with their thick leather padding stood by as the predators cut through the crowd wielding knives, clubs, and tear gas bombs….
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