In Paris a couple of days ago there was a procession to honor the Catholic martyrs of the Commune, who were slain 150 years ago on 26 May 1871. Among those killed was the Archbishop of Paris Georges Darboy.
The procession was to go to the Church of Notre-Dame-des-Otages (“hostages”), built in honor of the martyrs. It was not to be.
The procession was attacked by left-wingers who threw things and assaulted people.
The story is at CNA:
The May 29 procession started from the square de la Roquette, where Darboy was killed on May 24, 1871, and made its way toward Notre-Dame-des-Otages.
As soon as the group left the square, those in the procession were subjected to jeers and whistles, reported the French weekly Famille Chrétienne.
A few minutes later, a group of around 10 men physically attacked the procession, tearing down flags and throwing projectiles.
A video posted on social media showed black-clad, far-left demonstrators punching and kicking participants in the procession.
Two elderly people were reportedly knocked to the ground, with one later requiring stitches for a head injury.
Around 50 demonstrators then blocked the procession near the Church of Notre-Dame de la Croix de Ménilmontant. Organizers asked those taking part in the procession to take refuge in the church, where Paris auxiliary Bishop Denis Jachiet decided that the procession should not proceed to Notre-Dame-des-Otages.
“We waited and prayed until the police extracted us,” the event’s organizer told Le Figaro newspaper, adding that mothers and children were “in shock.”
How many attacks on churches have there been in France in the last couple of years?
If you don’t think that this sort of thing could happen where you are, guess again.
BTW… on the sidebar of the blog, I have an image of Paris burning while Archbp. Darboy is being shot by the Commune as Our Lord’s Sacred Heart and His Mother are pained over the outrages being carried out.