A procession of Catholics was violently ambushed on the street in Paris by Antifa terrorists and other left-wing radicals. The faithful in the procession were commemorating the 150th anniversary of 49 Catholic martyrs, including ten clergymen slaughtered by Marxists on May 28, 1871, during the Paris Commune.
French Antifa members are atheists and anti-Catholics who revere the Paris Commune, a far-left revolutionary socialist government that controlled Paris from 18 March 18 to May 28, 1871.
The radicals terrorized the procession comprised of families, elderly, young scouts and altar boys, and mothers pushing babies in strollers. They tore banners from the Christians’ hands, knocked down and trampled on their flags of the French Remembrance, punched the parishioners, threw trash cans, bottles, and even wire fences at the procession. Two sixty-year-olds were thrown to the ground, and one devotee suffered a serious injury to his skull. A veteran had to be hospitalized.
The following video shows the injured veteran with blood pouring from his head walking towards the police, trying to get help.
The following two videos show the violent crowds throwing objects at and attacking the Christian procession:
The faithful were forced to end the procession and took refuge in the nearest church, Notre-Dame de la Croix. “We waited while praying until the police exfiltrate us,” said the organizer, who mentions children and mothers were “in shock.”
Priest Slams Anti-Christian France for Allowing The Attack
Father Michel Viot, the Catholic Priest of the diocese of Blois, was interviewed by CNews about the violent anti-Christian attack. The Priest did not hold back his shock and anger at the French government for allowing terrorists to target them.
“I was shocked to see that there were so few police on the spot when there were so many revolutionaries who attacked us. The police knew this because they demonstrated before us. We were 300 and protected by a single police officer. It is unacceptable!” he began.
Furthermore, the police were aware the Christian procession was marching through an area known to be populated with Antifa and other radicals,
…our procession route was well-known by the police. It is also well-known that all the little cafés all along the Boulevard de Ménilmontant are where all the anarchists, revolutionaries, and communard people, of course, meet, and that’s their right. There are even locations that are rented or squatted all along the Boulevard de Ménilmontant.
Despite knowing the potential danger the Christians could face, the police did not assign protection. Father Michel Viot stated, “If the prefect of Paris police had taken into account the fact that he had authorized this procession, he would have sent more police.”
For Father Michel Viot, “it was obvious with only ten policemen facing 200 people, that powers at the highest level had visibly failed in their duties and did not do their job. The police officers who were there, I take my hat off to them for their courage.”
The father continued, it is shameful that in a nation governed by the rule of law, despite the necessary steps that were taken, we were not allowed to make this procession. It shows a hatred of Catholicism. I question the Paris police chief and even the President of the Republic.”
“This reveals the hatred of Catholicism harbored by persons in charge, those in power, and, well, how they protect their own. Those in power don’t like Catholics. That’s it. That’s already clear. We are continually mocked.” explained the Father. “As you know, we started with the speech of the Bernardins, declaring that we wanted to repair the link between the church and the Republic, and you see what happens. We were left to be attacked by anarchists and by revolutionary communists.”
Left-wing Politician Patrick Vignal was also interviewed during the program and lectured Father Viot on how his feelings were incorrect. Vignal defended French leaders, despite them allowing the procession to be attacked.
As reported by Breitbart, “Anti-Christian violence, including attacks on Catholic churches and cemeteries, in France has been a trend during the presidency of Emmanuel Macron to the point where a 2019 report noted that the country saw an average of three church attacks every day.”
Watch the following interview with Father Michel Viot about the anti-Christian attack by Antifa,
The First Celeb TV News Channel You must be very shocked by what happened to you. — Very much so, very much so. When I arrived at the Rue de la Roquette, just in front of the Petite Roquette, where the Rue de la Petite Roquette is, I was shocked to see so few police officers. All the while these leftist people stopped us. These people who attacked us are revolutionaries, and they were extremely numerous. The police were aware of them, because they started to demonstrate ahead of us at the [Avenue de la] République all the way to the Communards’ Wall at the Père Lachaise [cemetery]. They were very well informed, because there were so many of them. We were 300 people protected by a single police officer. Voilà. That’s already impermissible enough, but our procession route was well-known by the police. It is also well-known that all the little cafés all along the Boulevard de Ménilmontant is where all the anarchists, revolutionaries and communard people, of course, meet, and that’s their right. There are even locations that are rented or squatted all along the Boulevard de Ménilmontant. So if the Chief of the Police had really taken all this into account when authorizing this demonstration, it’s a procession actually, on the Chemin d’Ostage. The dozens of hostages that were massacred along the way, with 40 others. Massacred without even being shot and under the most horrible conditions on Rue Haxo. So, well, then they should have sent more police officers. As we continued to advance, they wanted to intimidate us, trying to make us leave. They attacked two flag bearers. One flag bearer was a veteran, a 60 year-old man who needed four stitches after they broke his French flag. Another had his religious flag destroyed, and finally they formed a human barricade on the Rue de Ménilmontant. So, at that point, it was obvious with only ten policemen facing 200 people, that powers at the highest level had visibly failed in their duties and did not do their job. The police officers who were there, I take my hat off to them for their courage. I thank them, but I must say that it is shameful that in a nation governed by the rule of law, despite the necessary steps that were taken, we were not allowed to make this procession. This reveals the hatred of Catholicism harbored by persons in charge, those in power, and, well, how they protect their own. — Father, your remarks are very strong, and you address them directly to the Paris Chief of Police. Yes, indeed. I question the Chief of Police and even the President of the Republic. —Your feeling is that at the highest level, the decision was made not to protect the Catholics, is that what you are saying? — Absolutely! It’s evident, if you take into account the number of people who were there and how they skillfully placed themselves in all the [café] terraces along the procession route, coincidentally, as we passed by, they shouted, “Down with Versailles” and “Long live the commune” and other more profound insults that I can’t repeat here. Then there were people who directly attacked the procession. For a moment, I even feared being attacked or that the bishop would be attacked, because they were circling around us and they could have pulled out weapons. There was no one, there was absolutely no one, and the police knew that this route was dangerous. I have enough friends in the police to confirm what I am telling you. -- But Father, what do think are the reasons why this demonstration was not protected, or why this demonstration was not given security Those in power don’t like Catholics. That’s it. That’s already clear. We are continually mocked. As you know, we started with the speech of the Bernardins, declaring that we wanted to repair the link between the church and the Republic and you see what happens. We were left to be attacked by anarchists and by revolutionary communists. And they were revolutionaries, because the French communist party didn’t do this. Patrick Vignal wants to react to your accusations. Hello Father. First of all, I would like to apologize on behalf of the Republic, Because it isn’t normal that you weren’t able to complete your procession in peace. However, I think you are reacting emotionally and your words go too far. —No, sir! No, I’m not reacting emotionally. Listen. No, you, I’m not reacting emotionally. — Father. Concerning these things, in this case the chief of police is misinformed and professionally at fault. —Father, I think that perhaps they did not effectively consider the dangerousness of your profession, but one cannot accuse the Chief of Police or even the President of the Republic of not liking Catholics, Father. You know, I think that today society is fractured and less humane. Therefore, I think your words are very very hard, but I can understand them. They’re hard and they are justified after the lives of 300 people were put in danger. Women, children, senior citizens, and you think that we are going to remain indifferent to that? --- But, Father, I hope that you above all will have an answer and I commit myself to (1) meet you and (2) to give you an answer, because we cannot leave you without a response. With pleasure! I’m always ready to meet. I also have to mention that on the Boulevard de Ménilmontant, there are Muslim tradesmen who were extremely sad to have witnessed that. —Yes. I had to leave my fellow brothers who accompanied the faithful in the street in front of the church of the Holy Cross. I couldn’t go with them as I had a mass to celebrate. I was by myself, all alone in the street. Well I considered, taking refuge with the Muslims. There were Moslems there who want respect when it comes to religion. You see sir, let me tell you, since you’re a deputy of the Republic, from the sidelines we see that the government is falling flat on its face in the dialogue with the Moslems. Because quite simply Moslems who want to live in peace have understood very well that those in power despise religion. They even despise their own religion which is at the foundation of France. Obviously, they were dismayed at what they saw, and therefore they won’t have confidence in you when you try to negotiate with them. Therefore, it is you who are creating disorder in this country concerning the Muslims as well. You shouldn’t think that they were amused to witness how we were attacked. We were attacked by native French, and it’s a home-grown problem. Father, I’ll give you my telephone number by tomorrow. I will come to see you, and I’ll write a letter with you to get a response from the police headquarters so you’ll be at peace and serene with the response… I’m serene, since the complaint was filed, I’m very serene. —Thank you Father Michel Viot. Thank you very much for coming on live with us. — Thank you Mr. Morandini. Thank you. Thank you very much, and now that we have heard your accusations, we’ll have the opportunity to revisit them with the police chief you clearly accused of deliberately not ensuring the security of this procession.