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Macron Had Helicopter on Standby to Escape Presidential Palace During Protests
Breitbart ^ | Chris Tomlinson

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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KEYWORDS: emmanuelmacron; europeanunion; france; franceriots; globalwarminghoax; macron; mommyincharge; yellowvest; yellowvests
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1 posted on 12/15/2018 8:20:18 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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Little faggity ass weasel


2 posted on 12/15/2018 8:21:59 AM PST by albie
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To: RoosterRedux

Evacuate?! In our moment of triumph?!


3 posted on 12/15/2018 8:22:49 AM PST by Skywise
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Good thing he had WALLS around him.


4 posted on 12/15/2018 8:24:01 AM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Remembers what happen to Nicolae Ceaușescu
5 posted on 12/15/2018 8:24:52 AM PST by butlerweave
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To: RoosterRedux

Nixon was braver. He went out to the Lincoln Memorial to talk to the protesters.


6 posted on 12/15/2018 8:26:55 AM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Pre-cleared for the flight to Elbe Island?


7 posted on 12/15/2018 8:30:47 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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“Elba.” Sheesh.


8 posted on 12/15/2018 8:31:47 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: RoosterRedux
Let them eat rotor wash !
                                 Macron
9 posted on 12/15/2018 8:33:10 AM PST by tomkat
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To: albie
Little faggity ass weasel

Sitting here watching the final battle scene of Saving Private Ryan, and that made me smile.

10 posted on 12/15/2018 8:33:34 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (All I know is what I read in the papers.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Increase in minimum wage to inrease prices and get more taxes.... the buiscuit scams of our rulers...


11 posted on 12/15/2018 8:33:54 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security in hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: RoosterRedux

Visions of guillotines dancing in his head.


12 posted on 12/15/2018 8:34:37 AM PST by Salvavida
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To: RoosterRedux

They were oiling up ol chop chop.


13 posted on 12/15/2018 8:34:43 AM PST by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: butlerweave
> Remembers what happen to Nicolae Ceaușescu < Yep. He tried to escape by helicopter. But he didn't quite get as far away as he wanted. Which leads to an interesting question: Ceaușescu fell only after the army deserted him. At what point (if any) would the army desert Macron?
14 posted on 12/15/2018 8:35:55 AM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: RoosterRedux

What, no gilded carriage? He should take a lesson from Louis XVI, and get while the getting is good.


15 posted on 12/15/2018 8:36:09 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham ("God is a spirit, and man His means of walking on the earth.")
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To: albie
Little faggity ass weasel

Darn!! You beat me to it! Only a 'little faggot' would try to run away like that.
16 posted on 12/15/2018 8:38:40 AM PST by akalinin
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> Let them eat rotor wash ! Macron <


17 posted on 12/15/2018 8:39:43 AM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: akalinin

Can’t his mommy/wife comfort him?


18 posted on 12/15/2018 8:40:37 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: Leaning Right
Ceaușescu fell only after the army deserted him. At what point (if any) would the army desert Macron?

I wonder if the army would have deserted Obama had enough protesters and protesting had come to Washington?
19 posted on 12/15/2018 8:41:26 AM PST by akalinin
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To: RoosterRedux

Was he planning on taking Mama with him?


20 posted on 12/15/2018 8:42:35 AM PST by LydiaLong
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