The media incessantly talks up the “far-right” while downplaying the “far-left” until it is forced to cover events by the pronouncements of heads of state such as Trump and Macron. The extent to which selected media focus on the “far-right” over the “far-left” can be seen in CIW NEWS’ custom indexes on media bias.
French prosecutors have called for prison sentences for far-left demonstrators accused of setting fire to a police car during a demonstration last year. At the same time President Emmanuel Macron accused the far left of encouraging anarchist violence, such as an arson attack on a police station this week that was “in solidarity” with the defendants.
The trial in Paris was disrupted by protests when it opened on Tuesday and the defendants’ sympathisers were chanting outside the court on Friday as prosecutors called for sentences of up to eight years on Friday.
They called for Nicolas Fensch, 40, to be jailed for three years with two more suspended for attacking police officer Kevin Philippy with an iron bar as he and his friends demonstrated against police officers protesting against “anti-cop hatred”, in particular on protests against the previous government’s labour reform.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
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France (FR) is estimated to have a population of 66.8 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.5% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.7 million.