There were more than 100,000 people who marched through Paris on Sunday to protest the escalation of anti-Semitism throughout Europe and the U.S., as the conflict in the Middle East rages on.
Members from virtually every political side in France expressed their support for the march, including French President Emmanuel Macron. While Macron did not physically appear at the protest, he offered his support and said that it was time to challenge the “unbearable resurgence of unbridled anti-Semitism,” according to ABC News.
The authorities throughout Paris deployed more than 3,000 police troops along the path that the protest took amid the rising anti-Semitism cropping up in the area. Anti-Semitism has increased since Hamas’ surprise attack against the Jewish state on October 7, which prompted Israel to retaliate by moving forces into Gaza.
Though France currently has the largest Jewish population throughout Europe, its history of anti-Semitism, especially during World War II, has apparently opened old wounds.
While holding a French flag, Robert Fiel said that marching against hatred of Jewish people is “more than a duty,” adding that it is a “march against violence, against anti-Semitism, against all (political extremes)…