France: Massive Protests Demand NATO Exit, End of War

Related: Berlin: Tens of Thousands Rally Against Ukraine War, NATO

The French are really good at protesting.

But it doesn’t matter, because France is a democracy, so the government can do whatever they want, completely disregarding public opinion.

In a democracy, they will send the cops out to beat you. If you somehow keep going to the point where the government feels threatened, the figurehead president or prime minister will resign and be replaced with someone who continues the same agenda.

When there are any stakes at all, this system of democracy is simply unworkable, and it should be abolished. The people must have a say in the way their country is run, they must have their basic human freedoms, and democracy makes both impossible.


Multiple mass protests against France’s NATO membership and its continued support of Kiev were held on Sunday in the capital Paris and at other locations across the country.

The demonstrations, taking place for the second consecutive weekend, were organized by the right-wing Les Patriotes party, led by Florian Philippot, who personally attended the rally in Paris.

The politician claimed the event on Sunday, dubbed National March for Peace, attracted even more participants than last week, when some 10,000 showed up for a rally in the French capital. According to Philippot, smaller-scale anti-NATO protests were held at some 30 other locations across France as well.

Protesters marched through the streets of Paris, carrying a large banner reading “For Peace.” The marchers called for the withdrawal of France from both the US-led NATO and from the EU, and urged a halt to supplying Ukraine with weaponry. The protesters also took jabs at the incumbent French President Emmanuel Macron, chanting “Macron get out!” – a slogan commonly used by assorted anti-government protesters throughout his presidency.

It is good that there are all these protests everywhere now. I am glad about that. They also seem to be bipartisan. There was a pretty big Washington protest that was bipartisan.

These protests will prepare people to resist the draft, and potentially to side with Russia in the event of an invasion.

But it won’t change policy.