Big anti-Trump demonstration tomorrow in Paris, France


This video from Poland says about itself:

On the 5th of July 2017, marking Donald Trump’s arrival in Poland, activists from Greenpeace Poland and Greenpeace Germany projected the words “No Trump, Yes Paris” on the facade of the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. The light projection criticised the US president’s anti-climate policy and his decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement during meetings with Central and Eastern Europe leaders in Warsaw in the run-up to the G20 summit in Hamburg.

From daily The Independent in Britain today:

‘No Trump zone’: Thousands of Paris protesters create area free of the US President ahead of Bastille Day visit

Visit comes a century since the US’ entry into the First World War

Lizzie Dearden, Paris

Thousands of protesters are preparing to take to the streets of Paris to create a “no Trump zone” for the US President.

Donald Trump and the First Lady are visiting France to mark Bastille Day after Emmanuel Macron extended an invitation that surprised many after a series of ideological clashes between the two leaders.

The President, who praised far-right leader Marine Le Pen during the French election, said the trip would “celebrate and honour” France’s national day and a century since the US’ entry into the First World War.

While Mr Trump will be officially welcomed with a luxurious dinner at the Eiffel Tower ahead of a series of state events on Friday, demonstrators will be sending a very different signal nearby in the French capital.

The Paris Against Trump alliance is planning a rally at the symbolic Place des États-Unis, which is the former home of the US embassy and filled with memorials commemorating ties between the two nations.

It will be followed by a night of music, dance and performances at a designated “no Trump zone” in the Place de la Republique.

Among the diverse groups demonstrating are those opposed to Mr Trump’s climate change policies, travel ban and anti-war groups.

Many are also directing their anger at Mr Macron for extending the invitation and over reforms to labour laws.

Paris Against Trump organisers say they oppose “his positions on the climate crisis, his international politics against migrants, his sexist speeches and behaviour, his Islamophobia and racist remarks, his military plans around the world and his neo-liberalism and capitalism.”

A particular point of contention is Mr Trump’s decision to withdraw from the historic Paris agreement

[A Macron aide said:] “I have no doubt that the presidents will talk about the state of military actions in Syria and they will talk about the future.” …

The leaders and their wives will have dinner, expected to include blue lobster and caviar, up the Eiffel Tower’s famed Le Jules Verne restaurant.

Mr Trump is to be the guest of honour at Friday’s military parade on the Champs-Elysees – the first time a US President had attended since George Bush [the elder] in 1989.

More protests are planned for the day, including socialist and anti-racist activists marching from the Place de Clichy.

Macron invites Trump for Bastille Day parade in Paris. By Alex Lantier, 14 July 2017. The French president sent a clear message to Berlin that Paris could align itself with Washington in a more openly anti-German policy.

As if air travel weren’t annoying enough, new research suggests that global warming will force planes to carry fewer passengers to get off the ground. While a little more legroom might sound good, it could make flying more expensive: here.

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