Macron Showcases European Military Prowess Despite Growing U.S.-Europe Tensions
France celebrates Bastille Day with its annual parade. It’s a tradition that dates back to the aftermath of World War 1. Over 4,000 members of the armed forces including regiments from other European armies march down the Champs-Elysées. The event marks the storming of the Bastille fortress in the French Revolution on July 14, 1789.
President Emmanuel Macron sought to be showcase European military cooperation at a time of growing tension between Europe and the U.S. in a reminder of domestic troubles, Macron was met with jeers from supporters of the ‘yellow vest’ movement.