Universities across France are emailing students and staff telling them to vote against Marin Le Pen. The establishment is worried, because Le Pen’s National Front is the political party with the most support among voters aged 18-34. The heads of the universities wail that the nationalists are extremists but they are silent about the violence and communist revolutionary dogma from the left.
Paris, France: More than 9,000 police officers were deployed to manage leftist May Day protests against presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen. The protest escalated, as planned, into riots that required police to use tear gas and baton charges. Six French police officers were injured by Molotov Cocktails.
France: Right-wing presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, who is anti-immigration, won 22% of the vote, while progressive candidate Emmanuel Macron received 24%, The runoff election will be held May 7. Le Pen warned voters that France’s survival is at stake. This could completely re-structure the political system, because neither of the old-line parties made it to the second round.