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Violent Clash Between Far Right Gilets Jaunes and Anti-Fascists on March in Lyon.

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Far-Right Gilets Jaunes Confronted by Anti-Fascists at Lyon.

Affrontement entre groupes d’ultra-droite et d’extrême gauche à Lyon.

Lors de la manifestation des Gilets jaunes à Lyon ce samedi, des membres de groupuscules d’ultra-droite et des « antifascistes » se sont affrontés violemment.

Le Parisien.

The outbreak of  violence lasted a maximum of ten minutes, but left a deep impression. This Saturday, in Lyon, a clash between “yellow jackets” of the ultra-right and far left took place on the sidelines of Act 13 of Gilets Jaunes protests , in the city of Gérard Collombe (Socialist Mayor of the Metropolis of Lyon).

Lyon is well-known as the home for a number of far-right organisations, identitarians and the classic extreme right, Génération Identitaire, Bastion Social,  Jeunesses nationaliste, and the ex-Oeuvre française. It was a stronghold of l’Action Française during the Second World War.



More here:

This is how one far-rightist spun it:

VIDEO: Pitched battle between opposing ‘yellow vests’ in Lyon

There is a problem about the presence of the far-right at Gilets Jaunes protests which cannot be wished away by classing them as “fake” Yellow Jackets.

Gilets Jaunes is not a registered trademark.



Written by Andrew Coates

February 10, 2019 at 1:21 pm

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  1. Great post 😁

    the #1 Itinerary

    February 10, 2019 at 3:26 pm

  2. So the Anti-Fascists, I take it, are the the centrists, right in the daylight between leftist Stalin and far-right Hitler. Who, then, are the far-left? Is their platform the Communist Manifesto? And where would libertarians fit in if the European Anschluss were to permit them? Is a horizontal line all the dimensions one needs to properly depict political variety?


    February 10, 2019 at 4:02 pm

  3. Je n’y pige que dalle.

    Qu’est ce que vous voulez dire oiltransler.

    Andrew Coates

    February 10, 2019 at 4:13 pm

  4. ‘Socialist’ is not a registered trademark either. So, in the 1920-1930s, real socialists would have lost court cases against Hitler’s party and its sister parties in other countries calling themselves ‘national socialist’,. However, though maybe not according to courts of law, real socialists were, and are, very right in calling the nazis fake socialists.


    February 10, 2019 at 7:41 pm

  5. They should just leave the yellow vests in their cars. Only to be used in case of an automobile accident or breakdown. They are politically toxic now.


    February 10, 2019 at 10:04 pm

  6. Just been re-reading the excellent book ” Undercover” bu Paul Lewis and someone else whose name I can’t remember without going upstairs to get it. It is an excellent exposure of the Special Demonstration Squad which over the course of forty years put undercover policemen into left wing groups to the extent that in some cases they were running them. The squad was directly responsible for the violence at the BNP headquarters at Welling in South East London and it’s commander Bob Lambert actually incited two members of the Animal Liberation Front to firebomb London stores while he himself did the same to a Harrods In Harrow in North London. All of these groups are infiltrated and in some cases run by the state and that goes for the right as well as the left.

    Dave Roberts

    February 11, 2019 at 8:58 pm

  7. I shall look out for that! Bob Lambert has a lot to answer for.

    Andrew Coates

    February 12, 2019 at 6:20 pm

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