Skip to comments.1,723 arrested in 'yellow vest' protests in France
Posted on 12/09/2018 3:34:07 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
More than 1,700 people were arrested across France during the latest "yellow vest" protests, which left 135 people injured and caused widespread damage.
Of the 1,723 detained on Saturday, 1,220 were ordered to be held in custody, according to the interior ministry.
Despite the security clampdown clashes broke out in several cities across the country, including Marseille, Bordeaux and Lyon and Toulouse, during a fourth weekend of protests against rising living costs and the embattled French President Emmanuel Macron.
Paris again saw the worst of the of the violence as protesters, wearing their distinctive yellow safety jackets, set fire to cars, burned barricades and smashed windows.
Police, backed up by armoured vehicles, responded with tear gas and water cannon. Baton-wielding snatch squads were also in operation.
More than half of those injured - 71 - were in the capital, seven of them police officers.
Official estimates put the number taking part in Saturday's protests at 136,000 people, including 10,000 in Paris.
Paris deputy mayor Emmanuel Gregoire told France Inter radio the damage was more widespread that the previous week.
"With fewer barricades, there was much more dispersion, so many more places were impacted by violence," he said.
The latest protests drew the attention of US President Donald Trump, who said they were a reflection of the failure of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
He also claimed that protesters were shouting "We want Trump" - something widely discredited among French media.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...
Macron has been in hiding for over a week.
There about eight days ago....he got hit in the head with an egg. I suspect they are trying to limit his appearances. It’s possible that you could have some mass event and 500 folks there would have eggs in their possession.
LOL! That had to get that in. (widely discredited...but not completely discredited!)
As an aside, there have been rumors that some police union have advocated joining the protestors.
Yep - they have maybe wiped some of the smug off his face and replaced it with egg.....what’s a despot to do when the citizens refuse to kiss the ring?
It’s spreading to other European countries. 400 protestors were arrested in Brussels.
What IS it about French kings?
I heard that reported when the riots first began and before DJT commented
The Paris Agreement is meant to make ALL ENERGY more expensive year after year. electricity was just the start.
look what is planned for Ireland! imagine the riots if they try to enforce the following?
20 Nov: Irish Times: Massive hike in carbon tax needed if Ireland to meet targets ESRI
The current rate of 20 per tonne was not increased in the budget as had been widely anticipated, although Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton have confirmed it is set to increase in coming years...
If there was no reduction in carbon emissions arising from farming, a carbon tax rate of 470 per tonne by 2030 would be necessary, research officer Dr Kelly de Bruin confirmed at an ESRI briefing to launch its new Ireland Environment, Energy and Economy model (I3E)
Dr Kelly de Bruin accepted the necessary level of carbon tax seems insane but international research would confirm this is whats required...
Ireland faces the most stringent reductions in emissions of any member state in what are known as Non-Emissions Trading System sectors which includes transport; agriculture, waste, services and government, Dr Kelly said...
What IS it about French kings?
French police used lots of tear gas, so it is no longer a weapon...call out the MSM on that.
This is our future if we do not stop the leftists from using government to control every aspect of our lives.
Curious how mass arrests never seem to occur to invading Muslims in France.
Vive la Yellow Jackets!
You have to break a few eggs to make an omelet.
The Yellow Jackets still want their “stuff” ,but want the rich to,pay for it.
“...1,220 were ordered to be held in custody...” HUH! Did they not have their aunt-teefuh cards with them? Bet they’re wishing they’d been protesting in portland or seattle.
French govt requires all car owners to buy one and keep it in the car for when the vehicle is disabled etc. It signifies that these are all middle class people out there protesting taxes.
Every car in France must have a yellow safety vest, in case stranded on the road.
Guessing they picked that cuz thats just what you wear if youre standing in the road.
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