Thursday, January 3, 2013

Désir's Desire

At the Congress of Toulouse, Harlem Désir, the leader of the PS, pronounced these prophetic words: "Socialistes ouvrez grandes les portes du parti, occupez Solférino, et invitez-y les Français." Today, an association of undocumented immigrants took him at his word and attempted to occupy the party's headquarters on rue Solférino.


Mitch Guthman said...

I don’t understand what Désir is saying. Is he inviting the sans papiers to join the PS or “occupy” his headquarters as a means of protesting in favor of allowing anybody who can reach French soil to live and work there? Is he advocating the unrestricted movement of labor?

Also, too, will there be refreshments?

Passerby said...

@Mitch: His Toulouse sentence wasn't related to illegal migrants. He was just coming up with some motivational speech.

It's just a coincidence that now some protesters tried to occupy his party's headquarters.