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  • Security fears after Macron confronted by protesters in Paris [France]

    07/15/2020 11:40:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies ^ | 15 July 2020 12:57 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    President Emmanuel Macron’s security arrangements were brought into question on Wednesday after he was confronted by protesters calling for his resignation while strolling in a public garden on France’s national holiday. A group of anti-government “yellow vest” demonstrators spotted Macron and started following him, hurling abuse, as he and his wife Brigitte walked with bodyguards in the Tuileries Gardens near the Louvre Museum in Paris on Tuesday. In a video posted on the Gilets Jaunes Infos page on Facebook, what appears to be a few dozen protesters boo and shout «Macron demission!» (Macron resign) as they surround the presidential party,...
  • Live: More than 100 arrested in Paris as 'yellow vest' protests kick off

    09/21/2019 7:13:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies ^ | 21 September 2019 13:44 CEST+02:00 | AFP/The Local
    A total of 106 demonstrators were arrested at “yellow vest” and climate protests in Paris by 1 pm Saturday as more than 7,000 police were deployed to quell any violence by the movement and its radical, anarchist “black blocs”. […] Several hundred protesters were in the streets of the French capital around 11 am (09:00 GMT) on Saturday. By then, police had arrested 39 of them, police headquarters said, adding that some protesters had been found to carry hammers or petrol canisters. By 1:00 pm (11:00 GMT), police had arrested 106 demonstrators, police headquarters said, adding that some had been...
  • French PM calls for quick tax cuts to appease protesters

    04/08/2019 4:44:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 8, 2019
    France’s prime minister has called for quick tax cuts to respond to the anger expressed through the yellow vests protests across the country. Prime Minister Édouard Philippe on Monday unveiled the results of a three-month “grand debate” launched by President Emmanuel Macron in response to the protests so ordinary people could express their views on France’s economy and democracy. Philippe says “the debate clearly indicates the direction: we must cut taxes and cut them more quickly.” At the same time, however, he said the government must cut public spending. …
  • Macron Govt: Yellow Vests Have Destroyed 60 Percent of Speed Cameras

    01/10/2019 7:52:33 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 29 replies
    Many Yellow Vests, whose protests grew from an objection to a “green” tax on fuel — now abandoned — which was seen as falling disproportionately on the non-metropolitan working class, see the country’s thousands of speed cameras as part of a “racket” designed to generate extra revenue for the state rather than preserving life, especially since the speed limit was dropped to 50 miles per hour on many roads in 2018. They did indeed raise over a billion euros in fines in 2017, according to the Court of Auditors, and were expected to raise significantly more in 2019.
  • Yellow Vests are violent, racist, hate‑filled liars, says Macron

    01/02/2019 3:42:26 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 55 replies
    President Macron used his new year’s message to denounce the yellow-vest movement as a “hate-filled crowd” at odds with democratic French values. In a televised address to the nation Mr Macron accused the movement, which has caused havoc over the past month, of being liars, violent, antisemitic, homophobic and racist. He said that the movement’s self-proclaimed leaders were “the spokespeople of a hate-filled crowd attacking elected representatives, the forces of law and order, journalists, Jews, foreigners, homosexuals. That is simply the negation of France. I have recently seen things that are unthinkable and heard the unacceptable.” Mr Macron said that...
  • I Am Yellow Vest!

    12/15/2018 2:43:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/18 | Jim O'Neill
    Take away FCC operating licenses and shut down the globalist/government propaganda machine A grassroots movement made up of citizens who have become fed up with the political establishment in France has been growing since early November and it has come to a head this month. The movement, known as “gilets jaunes” or “yellow vests” began as an anti-tax protest but has since merged folks from the left and the right into a much broader anti-government movement. The movement has become so large that political experts are now calling it a “new revolution.” [emphasis added]—Matt Agorist “‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Spreading Globally...
  • Brussels police arrest hundreds in 'yellow vest' riot

    12/09/2018 4:39:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 9, 2018 | by Clement Rossignol and Robin Emmott
    BRUSSELS - Belgian police detained more than 400 people on Saturday after “yellow vest” protesters inspired by riots in France threw rocks and firecrackers and damaged shops and cars as they tried to reach official buildings in Brussels. In the second violence of its kind in the capital in eight days, a crowd which police estimated at around 1,000 faced riot squads who used water cannon and tear gas to keep people away from the European Union headquarters and the nearby Belgian government quarter. Calm was restored after about five hours. The movement in Belgium, inspired by the “gilets jaunes”,...
  • Andrew C. McCarthy: Why Trump is likely to be indicted by Manhattan US Attorney

    12/09/2018 8:29:55 AM PST · by ETL · 116 replies ^ | Dec 8, 2018 | Andrew McCarthy | Fox News
    The major takeaway from the 40-page sentencing memorandum filed by federal prosecutors Friday for Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, is this: The president is very likely to be indicted on a charge of violating federal campaign finance laws. It has been obvious for some time that President Trump is the principal subject of the investigation still being conducted by the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Cohen earlier pleaded guilty to multiple counts of business and tax fraud, violating campaign finance law, and making false statements to Congress regarding unsuccessful efforts to build a Trump...
  • Macron on the Brink: Water Cannon, Tear Gas, and Stun Grenades as ‘Yellow Jackets’

    12/01/2018 9:02:14 AM PST · by mandaladon · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Dec 2018 | Jack Montgomery
    Macron on the Brink: Water Cannon, Tear Gas, and Stun Grenades as ‘Yellow Jackets’ Storm Security Cordons(Full Title) Riot police have deployed water cannon, tear gas, and stun grenades against protesters on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, France, as the “Yellow Jackets” stage their third major rally against President Emmanuel Macron’s “green” tax hikes on fuel. The clashes on the famous avenue leading to Napoleon Bonaparte’s iconic Arc de Triomphe come as Macron is in Argentina for the G20, threatening to disrupt a planned trade deal between the European Union and South America’s Mercosur bloc over a disagreement with Brazil’s new...
  • France fuel protests: Tear gas fired in clashes in Paris

    12/01/2018 5:50:12 PM PST · by Nextrush · 58 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/1/2018 | BBC
    Protesters have scaled the Arc de Triomphe in central Paris, as clashed with riot police continued during a third weekend of "yellow vest" rallies. Police fired tear gas, stun grenades and water cannon on the Champs-Elysees, while masked protesters hurled projectiles and set buildings on fire. At least 110 people were injured, including 17 members of the security forces, and 270 arrests were made. Protests over fuel tax have grown into general anger at higher living costs. President Emmanuel Macron says his fuel policies are needed to combat global warming. One person was in a critical condition after protesters pulled...
  • This is the start of a revolution': Paris rioters steal police assault rifle, torch dozens of cars

    12/01/2018 8:20:51 PM PST · by caww · 252 replies
    Dailymail ^ | UPDATED: 19:17 EST, 1 December 2018 | By PETER ALLEN and TIM STICKINGS
    'This is the start of a revolution': Paris rioters steal police assault rifle, torch dozens of cars and vow to 'stay in the streets until Christmas' as fuel protests continue into the night and spread across France - and even to Holland 'Yellow Vest' supporters staged fresh protests on the Champs-Elysees which leads to the Arc de Triomphe They vowed to continue rioting until Christmas after riot police used tear gas and water cannon to fight back Dozens of cars were torched, the Arc de Triomphe was graffitied and shops and houses were ransacked French President Emmanuel Macron promised that...