Millions in France Protest Against Napoleonic Macron
For more than two months, millions of French people have marched the streets in protest of President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64. They have continued despite brutal crackdowns by the police and arrests. But their protests were to no avail. Instead Macron has become more dictatorial.
- Protests started after Macron announced his plans in mid-January.
- They intensified after Macron decided last Thursday to raise the retirement age by executive decree.
- Yesterday, Macron survived a no-confidence vote. The opposition needed 287 votes to oust him; they got 278.
Social media posts show the brutality of the police force suppressing the protests.
Macron’s image has deteriorated terribly from the beginning of this year. He just presents decisions, and there is no discussion at all that is possible.
—Patrick Belhadj, an official of the left-wing General Confederation of Labor
Steps from the gilded domed tomb of Napoleon, on Paris’s Left Bank, about 100 union members gathered at a protest rally on Monday afternoon, to vent their rage once again, over a leader they accuse of ruling with a Napoleonic style of his own: French President Emmanuel Macron.
If you compare the average retirement age in France to Britain or Germany, it needs to be raised. Although in a democracy, the people decide, France is still more of a republic, so the president gets to decide. But the same president has also pushed for open borders and green energy policies that have harmed the French economy. So some of the French anger is justified. Either way, watch Macron’s rule by decree in light of what Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry wrote in “France Is Resurrecting the Holy Roman Empire.”
Prophecy says: Revelation 17 shows that “kings” will rise in Europe during this end time. They will rule in the tradition of Napoleon and the Holy Roman Empire. Even though they may not be literally called kings, they will rule like kings. It’s possible Macron could become one of them—or another leader could replace him, building on the dictatorial foundation.