Footnote: Vigilers in French city of Lille drive away right-wing xenophobes
Just as a footnote to that: The day after the Paris attacks, hundreds of people attended a silent vigil in the French city of Lille.
About 15 minutes into the vigil, it was interrupted by a group of around 15 people claiming to be supporters of the National Front, a far-right political party lead by notorious anti-immigrant bigot Marine le Pen.
The group set off firecrackers and screamed "Expel Islamists" while unfurling a large banner with the same message.
They got more than they bargained for: The crowd turned on them, shouting "Go away fascists." The fascists were forced back across the square and had to leave under the protection of police, who kept things from getting too far out of hand.
After they had gone, the crowd broke its silence to sing the French national anthem La Marseilleise.
Frankly, I would love to see an occasion where our sick 31, those governors who want to deny Syrian immigrants a chance to enter, get treated the same way as their cousin xenophobes were in Lille.
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