I don’t even think this is true, but if it is, it’s awesome.
Tense and sometimes violent scenes played out in front of the French Embassy in Niger Sunday as thousands of people who support a military coup voiced anger over France’s influence in its former colony.
Demonstrators shouted shouted support for Russian leader Vladimir Putin despite calls from the Kremlin to release the country’s democratically elected president, Mohamed Bazoum.
Some protesters tore down a plaque identifying the Embassy, stomped on it and then replaced it with Russian and Nigerien flags. Shouts of “long live Putin,” “long live Russia” and “down with France” could be heard among the crowds.
Several thousand citizens in Niger chant “Long live Putin, Long Live Russia, Down with Macron, Down with France,” as they protest against the French embassy. 🇷🇺🇫🇷🇳🇪 pic.twitter.com/XpF83FCWti
— Jackson Hinkle 🇺🇸 (@jacksonhinklle) July 30, 2023
Nigerien security forces were seen deploying tear gas in an attempt to disperse the protesters. One photograph from the scene showed people trying to start a fire outside the compound.
President Emmanuel Macron’s office said France would immediately retaliate against anyone who attacks French nationals or facilities in Niger.
Shut up, faggot.
Your shit is already burned.
Much of the international community has condemned the coup, which saw members of the Niger presidential guard overthrow Bazoum and install a military junta called the National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland.
I’ve been saying for over a decade that the only way Russia was going to have a chance against the West is if they employed the same tactics – i.e., doing coups in third world countries.
It’s great to see that there are still some based black guys running around this earth after Kanye left us in the lurch.