Don't mess with the mob: Lesson for French kings, presidents

December 6, 2018 1:31 PM

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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 20118 file photo, a man rides his bicycle past by a graffiti on the Paris Garnier Opera house in Paris that reads: "Macron is equal to Louis 16", referring to the King of France during the French Revolution in 1789. There are parallels for unpopular French President Emmanuel Macron in the demise of King Louis XVI more than two centuries ago. Democracy has replaced monarchy but the culture of a mob taking its anger against perceived inequality onto the streets of Paris has not changed. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)

FILE - In this Saturday, May 5, 2018 file picture a protester carries a picture of French President Emmanuel Macron depicted as King Louis XVI during a protest in Paris. There are parallels for unpopular French President Emmanuel Macron in the demise of King Louis XVI more than two centuries ago. De...

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