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    ‘Most cops support Yellow Vest protesters over Macron’ – France police union chief to RT

    The French’s president’s proposed fuel tax is just as unpopular with police as it is with ordinary citizens, and they feel uneasy having to suppress ‘Gilets Jaunes’ protests that “in their heart” they back, their union chief says.

    “Most of us back the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests), because we will be directly affected by any rise in fuel prices,” Alexandre Langlois, the secretary-general of the VIGI police union told RT France from their studio in Paris. “Most of us can’t live where we work, because it is either too expensive, or we would be arresting our next-door neighbors, so we drive significant distances.”

    “Our tax contributions are going up in several areas, but there are no commensurate wage rises… It is hard to accept these cruel measures,” continued Langlois, 35, whose own law enforcement background is in border control and domestic intelligence.

    The role of the police has come under intense scrutiny as the protests, which have brought tens of thousands to streets and motorways across France each of the past three weeks, have grown increasingly violent.

    On Saturday at least 90 people were hurt – including 16 officers – during clashes at the Champs Elysees in central Paris, after tear gas, water cannon and stun grenades were unleashed against a crowd of radically-minded protesters, over 260 of whom were arrested. The interior ministry has called them “casseurs” (agitators) who “came to fight.”

    Langlois agrees that the movement has been exploited by more radical elements, but says that cops are still reluctant to be sent out against the Yellow Vests, who took their name from the hi-visibility road workers’ jackets they have chosen as their symbol.

    “It is difficult, because in our heart we support the protesters,” said Langlois. “The assigned cops tell themselves: ‘We will again look like villains, like attack dogs for the ministry and the government.’”

    While Langlois is clear that some areas, such as the heart of the French capital are volatile and dangerous arenas for demonstrations, he also blames the higher-ups for repeatedly mishandling the response.

    “Our colleagues on the ground have no operational freedom, they are merely following orders issued by those sitting somewhere else in police headquarters. At least once it would be right if the blame was assigned to the bosses, not those on the streets, who are doing what they can,” said Langlois.

    In the wake of such fierce opposition to his measures, intended to discourage the environmental impact of traditional petrol-driven cars, president Emmanuel Macron has already offered to compromise on the exact format of the tax, and how it would be applied during periods of high fuel prices. But he says he will not totally abandon the levy, due to come in from January.

    But now the protesters, who count left and right-wingers among their number, are demanding a range of other measures, including a slowdown in the pace of transition to green cars, a tax reduction across the board and a rise in state-mandated minimum wages.

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    For links see article source.....
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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-f...-idUSKCN1O02WU

    World News November 30, 2018 / 5:21 PM / Updated an hour ago

    'State of insurrection' as fuel tax riots engulf central Paris

    Leigh Thomas, Emmanuel Jarry
    6 Min Read

    PARIS (Reuters) - Rioters ran amok across central Paris on Saturday, torching cars and buildings, looting shops, smashing windows and clashing with police in the worst unrest in more than a decade, posing a dire challenge to Emmanuel Macron’s presidency.

    The authorities were caught off guard by the escalation in violence after two weeks of nationwide protests against fuel taxes and living costs, known as the “yellow vest” movement after fluorescent jackets kept in all vehicles in France.
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    In Paris, police said they had arrested almost 300 people while 110 were injured, including 20 members of the security forces. Police fired stun grenades, tear gas and water cannon at protesters at the top of the Champs-Elysees boulevard, at the Tuilleries Garden near the Louvre museum and other sites.

    In some areas there was virtually no police presence at all, as groups of masked men roamed in the shadows of the capital’s fabled landmarks and through its fanciest shopping districts, smashing the windows of designer boutiques.

    Macron, in Argentina for a G20 summit, said he would convene ministers to discuss the crisis upon his return on Sunday. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe canceled a trip to Poland.
    “We are in a state of insurrection, I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Jeanne d’Hauteserre, the mayor of Paris’ 8th district, near the Arc de Triomphe.

    The popular rebellion erupted out of nowhere on Nov. 17 and has spread quickly via social media, with protesters blocking roads across France and impeding access to shopping malls, factories and some fuel depots.

    On Saturday, some targeted the Arc de Triomphe, chanting “Macron Resign” and scrawling on the facade of the towering 19th-century arch: “The yellow vests will triumph.”

    Addressing a news conference in Buenos Aires, Macron said no cause justified the looting of stores, attacks on the security forces or torching of property. The violence, he said, had nothing to do with the peaceful expression of legitimate grievances.

    “I will always respect differences. I will always listen to opposition, but I will never accept violence,” Macron said.

    Protesters smashed the windows of a newly opened flagship Apple Store (AAPL.O) and luxury boutiques of Chanel and Dior, where they daubed the slogan “Merry Mayhem” on a wooden board.

    Close to the Place Vendome, Christmas trees decorating the streets were upended, piled in the middle of an avenue and set ablaze, prompting chanting from scores of protesters.

    Order appeared to have been restored late in the evening, although small groups were still at odds with police near the Champs Elysees.


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    Authorities said violent far-right and far-left groups had infiltrated the yellow vests movement. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said most of those arrested were regular protesters who had been egged on by the fringe groups.

    The protests began as a backlash against Macron’s fuel tax hikes, but have tapped into a vein of deep dissatisfaction felt toward the 40-year-old’s economic reforms, which many voters feel favor the wealthy and big business.

    Unrest erupted in several towns and cities across France, from Charleville Mezieres in the northeast to Marseille in the south. In the Riviera city of Nice trucks blocked access to the airport, and in the central town of Puy-en-Velay the police headquarters was set on fire.

    The protests are taking a toll on the economy. Parts of central Paris that should have been packed with tourists and Christmas shoppers resembled battle zones, as smoke and tear gas hung in the air and debris littered the ground. Hotels and department stores in the capital stand to lose millions, and shelves have run empty in some supermarkets.

    MACRON STANDS FIRM
    The protests have caught Macron off-guard just as he was trying to counter a fall in his popularity rating to 20 percent. His unyielding response has exposed him to charges of being out of touch with ordinary people, particularly in rural villages and the provincial hinterlands.

    Some peaceful protesters held up a slogan reading, “Macron, stop treating us like idiots!”

    Macron on Tuesday said he understood the anger of voters outside France’s big cities over the squeeze fuel prices have put on households. But he insisted he would not be bounced into changing policy by “thugs”.
    Despite the unrest that has accompanied the protests, the “yellow vests” have widespread public support, even in cities.

    “I am totally behind the ‘Gilets Jaunes’,” said George DuPont, a resident in Paris’ upscale 16th arrondissement. “The state has stolen money from the French people. It’s time to give it back.”

    Assistant teacher Sandrine Lemoussu, 45, who traveled from Burgundy to protest peacefully, said people were fed up with Macron.

    “The people are in revolt,” she said. “The anger is rising more and more, and the president despises the French. We aren’t here to smash things, but the people have had enough.”

    Many on the outskirts of smaller provincial towns and villages have expressed anger, underlining the gap between metropolitan elites and working class voters that has boosted anti-establishment politics across the Western world.

    “Mr Macron wrote a book called Revolution. He was prophetic because it is what he has managed to launch, but not the revolution he sought,” Far-left La France Insoumise leader Jean-Luc Melenchon told reporters ahead of a protest in Marseille.

    Reporting by Thierry Chiarello, Antony Paone, Sudip Kar-Gupta, Bate Felix, Luke Baker, Sybille de la Hamaide, John Irish, Celia Mebroukine, Antoine Boddaert, Lucien Libert, Stephane Mahe, Caroline Paillez in Paris, Jean-Francois Rosnoblet in Marseille and Johanna Decorse in Toulouse; Writing by John Irish and Richard Lough; Editing by Mark Heinrich, Hugh Lawson and Peter Graff
    Last edited by Housecarl; 12-01-2018 at 11:57 PM. Reason: format fixed, kept getting error messages when posting

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    Looking around online I'm coming across pictures of "rioters" wearing besides the yellow/green vests red caps as well reminiscent of those worn during the 1789 Revolution....
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    BREAKING: Cars, buildings on fire throughout Paris. #YellowVests protesters are blocking streets, looting museums, shops and restaurant. Dozens injured and arrested. Police say riots are out of control.
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    “WE’RE NOT blocking the traffic, just filtering it,” declares Loup, a 64-year-old former education assistant, who has a hand in each pocket and a silver ring in each ear. In his high-visibility jacket, from which the gilets jaunes (“yellow vests”) movement gets its name, he and a dozen others are manning a protest at a roundabout outside Evreux, in rural southern Normandy. On the muddy ground, a fire of wooden crates is blazing, and bags of croissants are piled up on a camping table. Protesters have blocked off one lane of the road, yet passing motorists hoot their horns not in anger but in support.

    Two weeks ago the gilets jaunes emerged from nowhere via Facebook to block road junctions across France. The anger that started as a protest against a rise in diesel taxes has since widened into a revolt against President Emmanuel Macron. “At the end of the month, I just can’t afford to fill up the tank,” says Sandra, another gilet jaune and single mother of two small children, who works at an optician’s and drives 20km each way to her job. “We’re not rich, but we’re not poor. It’s an attack on the middle classes who work.”

    The government says its tax increase of 7.6 euro cents ($0.09) a litre on diesel is part of a plan to align diesel and petrol taxes, to curb the small-particle pollution caused by diesel engines. A further increase of 6.5 cents is due in January 2019. “I’d rather tax fuel than work,” Mr Macron says. “Those who complain about higher fuel prices also demand action against air pollution because their children get sick.”

    In France’s big cities, commuters are well served by metros, bike-share schemes and Uber drivers, and green taxes are seen as a virtue. But in places such as rural Normandy, modest earners do not buy the government’s green argument; they recall that previous governments encouraged the use of diesel at a time when it was judged to be less polluting than petrol. Today, they think that the tax hike is, rather, a punishment for families struggling to make ends meet, and proof of the president’s disdain. “Monsieur Macron is arrogant and has little respect for the people,” says Loup.

    A first day of protests, on November 17th, drew some 280,000 yellow vests nationwide. A week later, less than half that number took to the streets. But a protest in Paris turned violent when shop windows were smashed on the Champs-Elysées, and barricades were set alight. Riot police dispersed protesters with water cannons and tear-gas. Sandra made the trip up to Paris from Evreux to take part in those protests, and blames infiltrators for the violence.

    For her, the purpose of the revolt is nothing less than the removal of Mr Macron.

    France is used to theatrical demonstrations and the revolutionary imagery protesters often embrace. On one roundabout in southern France, gilets jaunes brought along a guillotine and a stuffed effigy of Mr Macron. “When people stormed the Bastille it wasn’t clear what the objective was that day,” declared a far-left deputy on the radio. But the gilets jaunes’ lack of formal leadership makes them volatile and hard to handle.

    How long the gilets jaunes last depends partly on whether they can survive an attempted mutation into a more organised movement. Internal rivalries and conflicting objectives could yet be divisive, as could a loss of public support if the movement radicalises. This week, a delegation of gilets jaunes met the environment minister, François de Rugy. But the legitimacy of the emerging spokesmen is uncertain.

    Mr Macron tried to defuse the anger this week by adopting a more modest tone: “You’ve said ‘Stop’. I hear that. So we’re going to change our method.” Instead of lecturing the French on the merits of his green policy, he promised to consult them. While he said that he will keep the green taxes in place, he vowed to review tax increases if world energy prices rise. A snap poll suggests nevertheless that 66% of people still back the gilets jaunes, a figure that has been stable throughout the protests.

    Over in Evreux town centre, another group of gilets jaunes is blocking access to the prefecture, or departmental administrative building. Three police officers stand on a step between the protesters and the glass entrance. The numbers are thin, but the exasperation is palpable. “France has a social pyramid, and Macron sits on the top,” explains one protester, who works at a fairground. “We want him to smell what it’s like down here at the bottom.”

    https://www.economist.com/europe/201...esident-macron

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    From the article of my last post

    The government says its tax increase of 7.6 euro cents ($0.09) a litre on diesel is part of a plan to align diesel and petrol taxes, to curb the small-particle pollution caused by diesel engines

    This is beyond stupid, if you want to curb pollution you do it by using technology, not by rising taxes.
    Rising taxes just forces out the poor people from using cars.

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    Riot police fire tear gas and stun grenades at "yellow vest" protesters in Paris.

    It's the third weekend of mall demonstrations which began against rising fuel prices.

    Follow the latest from France and the rest of the world here: http://po.st/BLrGHt


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    Tear gas fired in clashes between Paris police and protesters during a third weekend of "yellow vest" demonstrations

    [Tap to expand] https://bbc.in/2E7AHJ0


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    Kommunisierung.net Retweeted Détruisons l'économie

    #France Clashes for several hours in #Toulouse at the subway stop Jeanne d'Arc and the train station. Rocks everywhere, tear gas and flashballs non stop. Several wounded. Anticapitalist slogans. Not seen for a long time in #Toulouse. #GiletsJaunes #YellowVests


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    #BREAKING: 75,000 take part in French anti-Macron protests: Interior Ministry


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    Buildings on fire, police is only watching:


    marqs
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    police seems not to be in control of the situation..



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    #Breaking: #Update Protestors in #Paris in france are also throwing flares into building! People have to evacuate buildings due to smoke inhalation! #GiletsJaunes #YellowVests Police are evacuating 3 buildings right now!



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    BUILDING SET ON FIRE BY PROTESTORS ON MAJOR AVENUE NEAR ARC DE TRIOMPHE IN PARIS - REUTERS WITNESS



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    BREAKING: Reuters reports police and union sources say protesters have stolen an assault rifle from a police vehicle in central #Paris


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    BREAKING: Two yellow vest protesters crushed by falling fence. They are both reportedly badly injured.
    WARNING: Footage may be disturbing to some:
    #GiletsJaunes
    Developing... https://twitter.com/mulhollandrory/s...160512/video/1



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    Massive use of tear gas on the Arc de Triomphe now, police trying to control the situation. #Paris


    marqs
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    marqs Retweeted marqs

    Looks like reinforcements arrived now. Large police force clearing the place now


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    FRENCH DEPUTY INTERIOR MINISTER SAYS SECURITY FORCES FACING VIOLENT EXTREMIST GROUPS, HAVING DIFFICULTY CONTROLLING THEM DUE TO THEIR MOBILITY



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    From what i read clashes in #Paris continue in side streets after large police force arrived at the Champs-Élysées




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    #France: Rioters have torched a large government building in the city of #Le_Puy_en_Velay tonight.


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    #Paris: #YellowVests announced that today's protests and riots "were just the beginning".
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    #BREAKING: #France considering declaring state of emergency to prevent riots from recurring


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    BREAKING: Paris police say 133 injured, 412 arrested during France's worst urban riot in years.
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    A friend in Quebec posted a facebook vid from France. Looked to be government, LE or Mil, with scoped rifles, blacked out, and on the roof tops. Don't know whether they were there for the yellow vests or worry about muslims attacking.
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    France considers state of emergency after Paris riots

    Masked protesters ran amok in central Paris on Saturday
    Macron to hold emergency cabinet meeting later Sunday
    Nationwide protests over fuel tax hike, high living costs


    The French government will consider imposing a state of emergency to prevent a recurrence of France's worst riots in years, but while it is open to dialogue it will not change course, its spokesman said on Sunday.

    Masked, black-clad groups ran amok across central Paris on Saturday, torching cars and buildings, looting shops, smashing windows and fighting police in the worst unrest the capital has seen since 1968, posing the most formidable challenge Emmanuel Macron has faced in his 18-month-old presidency.

    Disturbances also rocked several cities and towns and across France - from Charleville Mezieres in the northeast to Nantes in the west and Marseille in the south.

    "We have to think about the measures that can be taken so that these incidents don't happen again," government spokeswoman Benjamin Griveaux told Europe 1 radio.


    The protests began as a backlash against Macron's fuel tax hikes, but have mined a vein of deep dissatisfaction felt towards the 40-year-old's liberal economic reforms, which many voters feel favour the wealthy and big business.

    Authorities were caught off guard by Saturday's escalation in violence overshadowing the spontaneous protest movement, dubbed the "yellow vests" because many participants are wearing the fluorescent safety jackets kept in all cars in France.

    In Paris, police said they had arrested more than 400 people while 133 were injured, including 23 members of the security forces. Police fired stun grenades, tear gas and water cannon at protesters at the top of the Champs-Elysees boulevard, at the Tuilleries Garden near the Louvre museum and other sites.

    Macron will hold an emergency meeting with the prime minister and interior minister later on Sunday to discuss the riots and how to begin dialogue with the "gilets jaunes" (yellow vests), who have no real structure or leadership.

    When asked about imposing a state of emergency, Griveaux said it would be among the options considered on Sunday.

    "It is out of the question that each weekend becomes a meeting or ritual for violence."

    Griveaux urged the yellow vest movement to disassociate itself from the radical groups that had instigated the violence, organise itself and come to the negotiating table. However, he ruled out a change in government policy.

    "We won't change course. It's the right direction. We are certain of that," he said.

    Authorities said violent groups from the far right and far left as well as "thugs" from the suburbs had infiltrated the yellow vests movement in Paris on Saturday, though Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said most of those arrested were regular protesters who had been egged on by fringe groups.

    Speaking on BFM TV late on Saturday, Castaner said the authorities had put all security measures in place to forestall disturbances, but that they had faced extremely violent, organised and determined groups.

    He did however say the government had made a mistake in how it communicated its plans to move away from oil dependence, the policy which led to fuel tax hikes.

    Paul Marra, a yellow vest activist in Marseille, told BFM TV that the government was to blame for the violence across the country. "We condemn what happened, but it was inevitable. The violence started from the top. The biggest thug is the state through its inaction."

    https://m.independent.ie/world-news/...-37586287.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by northern watch View Post
    From the article of my last post

    The government says its tax increase of 7.6 euro cents ($0.09) a litre on diesel is part of a plan to align diesel and petrol taxes, to curb the small-particle pollution caused by diesel engines

    This is beyond stupid, if you want to curb pollution you do it by using technology, not by rising taxes.
    Rising taxes just forces out the poor people from using cars.

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    We had the Green Party as a minor partner in a coalition government a decade ago, just before the crash .
    They put the price of Road Tax up and put up the tax on diesel & petrol, they came out blunt and said we want to make it too expensive to drive so people would use public transport to save the enviroment,
    The majority partner had no choice but to go along with it as they nweded a coalition to stay in power,
    Luckily next election they were thrown out on their arse.

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    Well, at least the Frenchies get out in the streets and raise hell at the drop of a hat. If they were smarter, they wouldn't elect Leftist Globalist eco-zombies in the first place.

    On a brighter note...some friends are driving through Oklahoma as we speak and I just got a text from them that gas is $1.85/gallon.

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    This almost smells like one of Soros color revolutions. I would say that would be the case if it wasn't for Macron being a dyed in the wool globalist himself. Macron stands for everything that Soros wants.
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    This one in France seems to be an organic start to drain their miry slough. Expect to see a vicious official response. Bog bots won't go away quietly.

    The reports I'm reading are blaming ultra right and ultra left fringes. Basically ALL the rock chuckers are pissed. Le .guv can't lose their control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hfcomms View Post
    This almost smells like one of Soros color revolutions. I would say that would be the case if it wasn't for Macron being a dyed in the wool globalist himself. Macron stands for everything that Soros wants.
    The French will riot at the drop of a hat over any planned drop in subsidies or tax raises, been that way for decades,
    The French are Left Wing as in they want the socialist subsidies and benefits but they don't want to pay for them, Macron Is a progressive.
    If the French stopped electing Lefties they wouldn't need the subsidies because they'd hve more money in their pocket from the tax cuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greysage View Post
    A friend in Quebec posted a facebook vid from France. Looked to be government, LE or Mil, with scoped rifles, blacked out, and on the roof tops. Don't know whether they were there for the yellow vests or worry about muslims attacking.
    They would shoot white people, not Muslims.....
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    France mulls state of emergency after 3rd weekend of Yellow Vest protest mayhem

    After hundreds of people were arrested and injured during Saturdays’ Yellow Vest protests, government is now mulling all options as a response. That includes a state of emergency, a spokesman confirmed.

    “It is out of the question that each weekend becomes a meeting or ritual for violence,” Benjamin Griveaux told Europe 1 radio on Sunday. He said the government is looking at all possible options, but is also “ready to talk” with protesters over the planned fuel hike and higher taxes, which triggered the unrest.
    Also on rt.com French police crack down on Yellow Vest protesters in bloody clashes (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

    Griveaux’s comments were in response to a question about the possibility of imposing a state of emergency in order to prevent further violence.

    The spokesperson also gave his take ahead of a special meeting between President Emmanuel Macron as well as his prime minister and interior minister.

    Dubbed the Yellow Vest movement, the protests have been occurring weekly since November 17 and get their name from the fluorescent jackets French motorists are required to keep in their car in case of emergencies.

    Starting with last weekend, the rallies peaked into major clashes between police and protesters. The violence essentially reached levels unseen in decades in France.

    A protest in the capital on November 24 quickly descended into chaos with the city’s streets later resembling a ‘warzone’, with burned trash bins, cars and smashed windows.

    The mayhem escalated further this Saturday as running street battles between groups of demonstrators and riot police flared up again, with much of the action centered around the iconic Arc de Triomphe.

    Police made 412 arrests in connection with the latest unrest. More than 130 people were injured, including 23 law enforcement members.

    Not ruling out a state of emergency late on Saturday night either, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner told BFM TV he had “no taboo” over the measures. Castaner believes “casseurs” (agitators) and those from both left- and right-wing fringe groups were responsible for egging on many of those caught up in the rioting.

    While pinning the blame on the said agitators, police were unapologetic about its way of dealing with the demonstrators. The heavy-handed tactics included firing volleys of tear gas and water cannons at protestors from close range. One protester was filmed with a bloodied face, presumably caused by such a hit.

    Several RT reporters also got into crosshairs of police response. RT France’s Lucas Leger was left with a bloodied face after a tear gas canister exploded right next to him.

    While RT International journalist Peter Oliver was also injured when he was hit in the ankle by a rubber bullet fired from a police gun.

    Questioning the government's narrative of what caused the unrest, left-wing opposition politician Jean-Luc Mélenchon said in a series of tweets that: “The power wants to make everything worse.”

    “To understand correctly,” Mélenchon continued on the protestors at the Arc, “the demonstrators are surrounded in a trap and bombarded with no way out.”

    https://www.rt.com/news/445387-state...ance-protests/
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    Addressing a news conference in Buenos Aires, Macron said no cause justified the looting of stores, attacks on the security forces or torching of property. The violence, he said, had nothing to do with the peaceful expression of legitimate grievances.
    Seems to me violence is the only way to get macron's attention as he has ignored them up to now. Who said those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable?
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    Any clue why this thread was moved?

    I have yet to figure how why a few threads are moved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coulter View Post
    Any clue why this thread was moved?

    I have yet to figure how why a few threads are moved.
    Looks like it was moved into the original fuel protest thread I started the week before,


    Maybe a mod can change the title to indicate the ongoing nature of the riots

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    Be that as it may, the froggies aren't whining behind their keyboards or virtue signaling. They're going out and mixing it up with the .gov. Meanwhile, out gov just keeps on adding a tax here and there and slowly, but surely, sets up new schemes to take our property.

    I actually feel a tinge of respect for some of the frogs. But just a tinge, mind you.
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    #BREAKING - #French Police violently crack down on unarmed Yellow Vest protesters as the French President Macron mulls a state of emergency in wake of growing unrest in #Paris. Macron has previously stated he is against the use of violence against protesters.
    4:52 PM · Dec 2, 2018 ·

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    Just saw on the lunch time news that the French ambulance services are on strike too in support of the yellow jackets, will go looking for a story

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    Got to give the French credit, they do push back.

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    The Sun newspaper - Police advancing on Ambulances


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FglXT5JoWjI&app=desktop

    The Sun newspaper - French Ambulance noisy protest

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSa_xqctvrY&app=desktop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doat View Post
    Got to give the French credit, they do push back.
    Heres one from 2015

    French farmers at it again: Block highways, burn tires over low prices


    https://youtu.be/UYTvNYuDRh0

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    I saw on the news reports that some of the policemen are taking off their helmets in support of the demonstrators (or at least their goals).

    Marth I noticed the sudden disappearance of all those "Carbon taxes to be 600 Euros a year" or whatever on the Irish media; I mean they were practically every day there about two weeks ago and now "poof" they are gone...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melodi View Post
    I saw on the news reports that some of the policemen are taking off their helmets in support of the demonstrators (or at least their goals).

    Marth I noticed the sudden disappearance of all those "Carbon taxes to be 600 Euros a year" or whatever on the Irish media; I mean they were practically every day there about two weeks ago and now "poof" they are gone...
    hah yeah, they don't want us getting idea's

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    Macron considers use of army to prevent new Paris 'war zone'

    More than 130 people are injured and 420 arrested as yet another weekend of 'yellow vest' violence sweeps France


    French President Emmanuel Macron has held a cabinet meeting to consider "all options", including a state of emergency and deploying soldiers, to prevent a repeat of the violent protests that left swathes of Paris looking like a war zone.

    Mr Macron, facing the worst political crisis of his presidency, returned yesterday morning from a G20 summit in Argentina and went directly to the Arc de Triomphe to assess the damage caused by so-called "yellow vest" anti-government protesters.

    The arch, which lies at the top of the prestigious Avenue des Champs-Élysées, was where the violence began early on Saturday morning before spreading throughout the day as far as the Louvre and the Opera districts.

    Police said 133 people were injured and 412 arrested as protesters torched dozens of cars, smashed windows, looted stores, and threw rocks at police in what Anne Hidalgo, the Paris mayor, said was the worst unrest the city has seen since student uprisings of 1968.

    "The situation is very serious. We are going through a major crisis," she told 'Le Parisien' newspaper.

    The yellow vest movement spread to Belgium on Friday, where police turned water cannons on anti-government protesters who threw stones and torched two police vehicles in central Brussels. Protests also erupted in the Netherlands.


    The revolt was sparked by planned fuel tax rises, but has turned into a broad opposition front to Mr Macron, a 40-year-old pro-business centrist elected in May 2017, who is accused of being the "president of the rich" and of neglecting the struggles of ordinary French people.

    On Saturday, Dutch police closed off the parliamentary complex in The Hague after about 100 yellow-jacket protesters gathered outside.

    But those protests were minor compared to the unrest in Paris, which has faced serious rioting for the third Saturday in a row, or the roadblocks set up around France by protesters who say they can barely survive on their incomes. After last week's street battles, Mr Macron said the streets of Paris resembled "war scenes".

    This weekend the violence was even worse, with Paris police using around 10,000 tear gas and stun grenades to disperse demonstrators.

    Young men, many of them with their faces masked, battled riot police throughout Saturday in some of the capital's most upmarket areas, smashing shop windows, overturning cars and torching buildings and vehicles, including at least one police car.

    The big department stores in the Opera area were closed as trouble broke out nearby.

    Anarchist and far-right groups that have infiltrated the yellow vest movement are thought to be behind much of the violence. After visiting the Arc de Triomphe, Mr Macron spoke with police and firefighters on one of the avenues near the Champs-Élysées. Some bystanders applauded him, but more jeered, including yellow-jacketed protesters chanting: "Macron, resign!"

    The president then headed to the Élysée Palace for an emergency meeting with the prime minister, interior minister and top security officials.

    Benjamin Griveaux, the government's spokesman, said before the meeting that "all options" would be considered, including imposing a state of emergency, to avoid a repeat of the violence.

    https://www.independent.ie/world-new...-37588028.html

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    How's that Kyoto treaty working out for ya?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marthanoir View Post


    Anarchist and far-right groups that have infiltrated the yellow vest movement are thought to be behind much of the violence. After visiting the Arc de Triomphe, Mr Macron spoke with police and firefighters on one of the avenues near the Champs-Élysées. Some bystanders applauded him, but more jeered, including yellow-jacketed protesters chanting: "Macron, resign!"
    Notice how the media portrays this movement... Radical White Guys!.. Oh yeah... Racist..
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    Okay, here's a radical idea: The .gov, seeing that people are very angry about the new tax could just repeal the tax. No calling out riot police, no threat of the armed forces butchering citizens, no property damage...... Hey, it could happen.

    Actually, governments can only do two things efficiently; tax and kill.
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    #Breaking: Police in #France are now using stun grenades at you students under 18 years old! #gilletJaunes #YellowVests protests - Developing...
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    Found this website for comparisons, https://www.globalpetrolprices.com/diesel_prices/

    in USD per US gallon of diesel

    Ireland is $5.93 per gallon
    France is $6.25 per gallon
    UK is $6.50 per gallon

    the USA is $3.20

    Petrol

    Ireland is $6.27 per gallon
    France is $6.23 per gallon
    UK is $6.07 per gallon

    the USA is $2.88

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marthanoir View Post
    Found this website for comparisons, https://www.globalpetrolprices.com/diesel_prices/

    in USD per US gallon of diesel

    Ireland is $5.93 per gallon
    France is $6.25 per gallon
    UK is $6.50 per gallon

    the USA is $3.20
    If this is correct the price has gone way done - last time we did the figures it was more like 10 dollars a gallon here, but that was several years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melodi View Post
    If this is correct the price has gone way done - last time we did the figures it was more like 10 dollars a gallon here, but that was several years ago.
    much of that will be the exchange rate, the USD has gained a lot against the Euro, or the Euro has fallen against the dollar which ever way you want to slice it

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    These protests aren't just about gas prices. They are also about globalism. The French can see what is going down and they are vocalizing and getting out there.

    The lamestream media is keeping a lid on it because they don't want Americans getting the same idea.
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    Gas is $1.99 / gallon in my area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Okay, here's a radical idea: The .gov, seeing that people are very angry about the new tax could just repeal the tax. No calling out riot police, no threat of the armed forces butchering citizens, no property damage...... Hey, it could happen.

    Actually, governments can only do two things efficiently; tax and kill.
    Groucho - you bring up an important point about the U.S. government, with your comment - when was the last time the U.S. government rescinded a widely unpopular law (that fits the deep state's agenda/pocketbook)?

    They don't, and they won't.

    Why?

    To a larger degree, our laws are not purely about "We, The People" - that should be clear to every American - and, our "lawmaking" has not been about what J6P would constitutionally prefer, for well over a couple of decades - at minimum.

    "They" will throw J6P bones, every now and again, often mixed in with "other" agendas/cronyism/monopoly-cartel skimming verbiage that have nothing to do with J6P, and everything to do with advancing the larger deep state-globalist agenda.

    Would it be that **somehow** (magically), J6P could actually mount an effort to cause Congress to strike unconstitutional laws from the books without J6P having to organize and set in motion a protracted and expensive legal battle - that may, or may not, prevail?

    It is a relatively straight-forward process for the PTB to place laws upon the books that are arguably unconstitutional and unpopular with J6P - it is exceedingly difficult for J6P to get them removed.


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