FRANCE: Repercussions from the Blast

A huge march—and neofascist worries

It was the largest public demonstration in France since the 1968 strikes and the first time since the liberation of Paris in 1944 that all political parties and trade unions had united under a single banner. Filled with grief and revulsion, 150,000 people joined a solemn three-hour march through Paris to denounce racism and antiSemitism. The protest was in response to the terrorist bombing of a Paris synagogue two weeks ago. Four passers-by on the Rue Copernic were killed and nine others seriously wounded. The bomb exploded prematurely,...

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