Thank you to Le Parisien and excellent AFP photographers Kenzo Tribouillard and Frédéric Dugit for these eloquent photos taken in or near Place de la République in the center of Paris on July 26, 2014. As predicted by the French government, "casseurs" (troublemakers, thugs, breakers, hooligans, hoodlums) got violent near the end of the demonstration - which had been banned for precisely this reason. A massive police presence with busloads full of CRS riot police prevented roving bands of young thugs from doing more destruction and from attacking the Jewish Quarter of Paris. Notice the covered faces, the burning Israeli flag and the "quenelle", hate-mongering comic Dieudoné's hommage to the Hitlerian salute. 70 or so young men were taken into custody. Meanwhile the deathcount in Syria has now exceeded 170,000 to general indifference in Paris and elsewhere.