Skip to comments.Macron Had Helicopter on Standby to Escape Presidential Palace During Protests
Posted on 12/15/2018 8:20:17 AM PST by RoosterRedux
French President Emmanuel Macron was not only present at the Élysée Palace during Act IV of the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) protests but had a helicopter on standby to escape in case protesters broke in, according to reports.
The French leader fortified the Élysée Palace last Saturday with an unprecedented amount of security, including 500 republican guards, around a hundred police and gendarmes armed with water cannons, and other anti-riot measures, Le Dauphine reports.
Should the protesters have managed to storm the Élysée and get past security, President Macron is also said to have had a helicopter on standby to evacuate him and others in what could have echoed the escape of former Romanian president Nicolae Ceaușescu, who fled a popular uprising by helicopter during the collapse of his Communist regime on December 22, 1989.
Witnesses at the Élysée last Saturday described the French leader as like marble in front of the protests that not only saw high levels of violence in Paris but also in other French cities like Toulouse and Bordeaux.
The protests have put the French president on the back foot for the past several weeks and have continued even after the government agreed to the initial demand of cancelling a tax hike on fuel.
Earlier this week, Macron offered several more concessions including a 100 euro per month increase in the French minimum wage and several tax breaks such as making overtime work tax-free and calling for companies to give employees year-end bonuses that would also not be taxed.
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Little faggity ass weasel
Evacuate?! In our moment of triumph?!
Good thing he had WALLS around him.
Nixon was braver. He went out to the Lincoln Memorial to talk to the protesters.
Pre-cleared for the flight to Elbe Island?
Sitting here watching the final battle scene of Saving Private Ryan, and that made me smile.
Increase in minimum wage to inrease prices and get more taxes.... the buiscuit scams of our rulers...
Visions of guillotines dancing in his head.
They were oiling up ol chop chop.
What, no gilded carriage? He should take a lesson from Louis XVI, and get while the getting is good.
Cant his mommy/wife comfort him?
Was he planning on taking Mama with him?
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