Skip to comments.France Yellow Vests Week 22: Protest Numbers Up According To Police, Yellow Vests
Posted on 04/13/2019 5:10:04 PM PDT by Nextrush
31,000 protesters estimated by the government this week, just over 80,000 by the Yellow Vests.
In Paris the authorities gave 5000 as the number of protesters. The police stopped and checked people 9473 times in Paris according to their figures. They made 27 arrests.
In among the protesters the leader of the Left political party in France, Jean-Luc Melenchon of "France Insubordinate". Melenchon tweeted he was there to defend "public freedoms" and the "right to protest".
In the north at Lille more than 1000 Yellow Vests, prohibited from demonstrating in the city center. Video link......Police used tear gas on them in the end.
1,300 Yellow Vests in Bordeaux with a large contingent of police surrounding them. Video at the link.......
In Strasbourg, one of the places that the European Parliament meets, some 650 Yellow Vests with signs like "Macron Dismissal" and "Frexit+RIC" referring to leaving the European Union and to the "Citizen Initiative Referendum".
Tear gas and water cannon used in Toulouse, which was designated as the "capital" of the Yellow Vests for the 22nd week of protests. The protest there infiltrated by the "black blocs" of anarchists. Video Link......
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Does no one in France have a drone with a camera? One flight, and incontrovertible evidence of the exact count.
Are the gendarmes understating? Unlikely as no government agent would ever lie to the people.
So they have no reason to object to a drone based survey, right?
And then there are the lamestreams here in the US of A giving us the same-ol’ same-ol’ treatment of this, Turkey (Erdogan not leaving), India’s elections, etc.
Anyone have a feel for the Yellow Vest trajectory. Are they just latter-day Les Miserables?
Warmer weather. These protests have been going on in the dead of winter. Just wait until May.
How much of beautiful Paris is destroyed?
What percentage is no-go zones?
Are we going to have to storm Normandy again?
I think we’ll let France save itself this time.
The French Government and their Media pals are playing a statistical game with the attendance numbers.
If you look carefully, the govt’s “official” numbers show a decrease of a few thousand every week since Christmas, which is when Macron basically declared war on the YV’s. Yet the protests seem to be holding steady if not growing, as the protesters themselves claim.
It’s pretty obvious what’s going on here - French Gov’t is trying to make it look like the protest movement is dying. And French Media is doing everything it can to help spread the meme.
The protests aren’t fading, because the underlying conditions that created them - high taxes, arrogant elitist politicians, idiotic immigration policies, etc. - haven’t changed.
Yes, the warmer weather will make things interesting.
Get a job.
Macron and his knobby kneed wife are looking to get Ceaucescued. A bas les aristos!
But, but, but....how dare you! Those don’t exist......
"Shine on you Crazy Diamond"
*shrug* Having ‘inherited’ a Peugeot and a Renault, I can understand why someone would burn them...
Please feel free to send them my way ; )
Are you mad???
Well, that goes triple for the citroen (no wonder it’s named after a lemon).
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