In May Day address, Emmanuel Macron warns that life won’t return to ‘normal’ after COVID-19 lockdown ends. “May 11 will not be the passage to normal life. There will be a recovery that will need to be reorganised,” Macron said in a speech at the presidential palace after a meeting with horticulturists. “There will be several phases and May 11 will be one of them,” the president added. by Geoffrey GriderMay 2, 2020
French President Emmanuel Macron warned on Friday that the end of the national lockdown on May 11 would only be a first step as France looks to pull out of the crisis created by the coronavirus pandemic.
This time last year, Emmanuel Macron was besieged by the Yellow Vest protests that threatened to topple his presidency, but oh, what a difference a year and a global lockdown can do to quell civil unrest. Having regained control of his citizenry, Macron has no intention of ‘letting freedom ring’ in France as he gives chilling warning to citizens to expect a very restrained unlocking of the French economy. Indeed no one in any country should expect to ‘return to normal’, as ‘normal’ was the first casualty of this war against ‘the invisible enemy’. But maybe the ‘enemy’ is not so ‘invisible’ after all. We see you, Macron, oh boy, do we ever see you.
Emmanuel Macron is going to be very busy in the coming days, working with Bill Gates and the WHO to make sure that every person on earth receives a COVID-19 vaccination, and the corresponding Immunity Passport to prove you’ve been inoculated. We shall see if his predicted and intended rise to lead the New World Order that was formed during the global lockdown will bear fruit. I’m guessing it will be though, as Macron seems to be on the world time for ‘such a time as this’.CLICK HERE TO SEE WHO EMMANUEL MACRON REALLY IS AND WHO HE WANTS TO BE
FROM FRANCE 24: Traditional Labour Day protests that usually see thousands of demonstrators on streets were cancelled this year due to the virus outbreak that has killed more than 24,000 people across France.
“MAY 11 WILL NOT BE THE PASSAGE TO NORMAL LIFE. THERE WILL BE A RECOVERY THAT WILL NEED TO BE REORGANISED,” MACRON SAID IN A SPEECH AT THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE AFTER A MEETING WITH HORTICULTURISTS. “THERE WILL BE SEVERAL PHASES AND MAY 11 WILL BE ONE OF THEM,” THE PRESIDENT ADDED.
Unions organised online activities for Labour Day, and asked people to bang pans and put out banners on their balconies to mark the day. Police disbanded a small protest in central Paris. It was in stark contrast to this time last year when tens of thousands of labour union and “yellow vest” protesters were on the streets across France demonstrating against Macron’s policies.
The protests were marred after dozens of masked and hooded anarchists clashed with riot police.
Emmanuel Macron, in a message on his Twitter account, lauded the traditional parades and French workers, urging unity and solidarity during these tough times. But highlighting the rocky path ahead, union officials and some opposition leaders were quick to underscore their concerns amid the crisis.
“Even if today we are confined, our demands are not,” Yves Veyrier, head of the Force Ouvrière union, told France Inter radio.
“This is an opportunity to bear the social demands that we have been defending for a long time and that the crisis has highlighted,” added Philippe Martinez, the general secretary of umbrella trade union CGT.