Skip to comments...Yellow Vests: Nationwide Protests Continue, 101-Thousand Protesters....Government Denounces...
Posted on 02/16/2019 3:59:21 PM PST by Nextrush
The first day of a weekend of protests by the Yellow Vests in France today with 5000 on the streets of Paris according to the authorities. Tear gas used against some on the Champs-Elysees late in the afternoon.
More will rally and march in Paris tomorrow with four events listed to mark the three month anniversary of the Yellow Vests protests.
The Yellow Vests decided to estimate their total number protesting today amid controversy over official government estimates. They estimate some 101,379 protesting today.
The government says 41,500 protested.
Thousands on the streets in Bordeaux with police making a handful of arrests alleging objects thrown at them. Media estimating some 4 to 5 thousand with the government refusing to offer any estimate.
"We are not tired"
one message from the protesters who also carried banners about police violence against protesters.
The A7 motorway blocked at the south exit in Lyon for two hours late in the afternoon.
A thousand protesters reported in Lyon in the city center.
Many "roundabout" (traffic circle) protests with toll booth Yellow Vests allowing motorists through without having to pay toll on the many highways turned over to private companies by the government for operation.
2000 protested in Marseille marching to the north side of the city with 12 protesters who will continue on to Paris meeting other protesters along the way.
They are promoting the Citizens Referendum Initiative.
Some 2000 demonstrating in Brittany at Pontivy with the police forcing protesters out of the town center.
Coffins to represent democracy were placed in front of a war memorial and government office.
On February 5th the National Assembly passed a new law to restrict protests, a law pushed by President Macron and his party "La Republic En Marche".
It would give local authorities the right to exclude...
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humblegunner incoming in three, two... :-P
Hey, traitor Joe (Biden). Don’t you find this even a little embarrassing for our oh so sophisticated and enlightened European leaders?
(Thank you for posting this, it’s a lot better than 2 sentences.)
It’s no surprise the YV’s are releasing their own crowd estimates, French Media appears to be be playing the Government’s game of down-playing the turnout numbers, to make it look like enthusiasm is waning and the movement is fading
American Media played a similar game with the attendance numbers at Trump’s inauguration
Anything to thwart those damn populists!!
The last time that happened in France, it didn't end well for most of those "betters"...
What makes this presentation unique?
What makes this presentation worthwhile?
What do I get here that I cant get elsewhere, with sources?
Are you ashamed of your blog? Is that why you excerpt it?
I read the French media translations and its obvious they are in a spin mode like CNN or MSNBC would be in this country.
I just heard on France 24 that the yellow vests are losing support and turnout is down.
Propaganda comes in many shapes and sizes.
They complain about RT being propaganda for Putin.
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander and France 24 carries the water for Macron and his government.
Did you believe it?
Not a chance. Over the years I've become a fairly good propagada spotter. I get lot's of practice.
Not a chance. Over the years I've become a fairly good propaganda spotter. I get lot's of practice.
As I said to the other poster, I don't believe it at all. In fact I have a rule: if you want to know what is going on in your own country, get your news from another's.
By the way, thank you for the more complete exerpt and the gilet jaune news.
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