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  • At the end I ask myself why I work just to survive' man who had 'yellow vest' idea tells Euronews

    12/09/2018 6:53:36 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 26 replies
    It’s been like this for years. He’s (Macron) paying for how arrogant he is. That plus the way he speaks to French people. He doesn’t care about the people, he’s in his world. He needs to pay for all of that. He’s the most arrogant of all presidents. I don’t know why he does this, he should realise how he talks to French people. He thinks he’s superior to everyone.
  • Macron plans 'important announcements' after fourth week of protests

    12/09/2018 5:23:47 PM PST · by mdittmar · 29 replies
    UPI ^ | 12/9/2018 | UPI
    Dec. 9 (UPI) -- More than 1,000 people were arrested during another weekend of protests in France, as President Emmanuel Macron plans to hold talks with business leaders and trade unions Monday. France's Interior Ministry said 1,723 people were taken in for questioning, 1,220 were taken into custody and 135 were injured over the weekend as "gilets jaunes" or "yellow jacket" demonstrators took to the streets for a fourth weekend in protest of rising living costs, elimination of the "fortune tax" and a lack of government effort to address inequality, CNN reported.Following the meetings Monday, Macron is expected deliver an...
  • What the Liberal Media Didn't Tell You About the Looting in Paris

    12/09/2018 3:15:00 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 9, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    This week, we have seen how the networks avoided the connection of Les Gilet Jaunes or Yellow Vest protests in Paris to the global warming ideology promoted by French President Emmanuel Macron (which led him to impose a fuel tax that he was forced to back away from). However, another bit of misreporting from much of the mainstream media involves properly identifying who it is during these Yellow Vest protests that are doing the looting and desecration of monuments with graffiti.  Fortunately we have an alternative Canadian news source, The Rebel, which has reported from Paris on who the perpetrators are....
  • France and Germany to share military facilities and aircraft

    10/05/2016 6:59:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 05 Oct 2016 08:41 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    Germany and France announced plans Tuesday to share an air base and transport planes as part of a military shakeup in the wake of Britain’s vote to quit the European Union. The two countries signed an agreement with a view to sharing C-130J Super Hercules military transport planes, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in Paris. His German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen, in Paris to sign the deal, told reporters both countries wanted to have the new arrangement in place by 2021. …
  • The Latest: French official says Trump should keep quiet

    12/09/2018 3:12:08 PM PST · by mdittmar · 50 replies
    ap ^ | 12/9/2018 | ap
    10:40 p.m.French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says U.S. President Donald Trump should not comment on France’s domestic affairs, notably nationwide protests that began over fuel tax hikes meant to wean the nation off fossil fuels.President Emmanuel Macron withdrew the planned increase last week in a failed bid to appease sometimes violent protesters.Trump has tweeted twice on the issue, saying in one tweet this weekend that “the Paris agreement isn’t working out so well for Paris.”
  • Clashes as yellow vest protests grow in Belgium, Netherlands

    12/09/2018 10:13:28 AM PST · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 9 Dec 2018 | LORNE COOK and MIKE CORDER
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian police fired tear gas and water cannons at yellow-vested protesters calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Charles Michel after they tried to breach a riot barricade, as the movement that started in France made its mark Saturday in Belgium and the Netherlands. Protesters in Brussels threw paving stones, road signs, fireworks, flares and other objects at police blocking their entry to an area where Michel’s offices, other government buildings and the parliament are located. Brussels police spokeswoman Ilse Van de Keere said that around 400 protesters were gathered in the area. About 100 were detained,...
  • France tells US President Trump to stop interfering in its politics

    12/09/2018 2:54:10 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 75 replies
    Straights Times ^ | 12-9-2018 | AFP
    The French government on Sunday (Dec 9) urged Mr Donald Trump not to interfere in French politics after the US president posted tweets about the protests rocking the country and attacked the Paris climate agreement. "We do not take domestic American politics into account and we want that to be reciprocated," Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told LCI television. "I say this to Donald Trump and the French president says it too: leave our nation be.
  • France Beats its Citizens Bloody for the Crime of Protesting the Globalists (VIDEO)

    12/09/2018 2:28:29 PM PST · by Bon mots · 49 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 9, 2018 | RT News
    The French police are taking a very heavy-handed approach to dealing with protesters as this disturbing video shows bloodied and beaten citizens being beaten and dragged by heavily armed police. ↑ Click to see the video on YouTube ↑
  • Professor of French History at Cambridge University Robert Tombs on how the French protests [tr]

    12/09/2018 5:23:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 8, 2018 | Robert Tombs
    I thought Emmanuel Macron was asking for trouble when just after his 2017 election victory he staged a victory celebration in which he walked, alone and floodlit, across the courtyard of the Louvre, the old royal palace. Who does he think he is, I thought, the King of France? Since the Bastille fortress was stormed by the people of Paris on July 14, 1789, the country has got rid of three kings, two emperors and several presidents, and has worked its way, often violently, through 15 constitutions. Every time there has been a major uprising, it has taken everyone by...
  • Macron prepares response to 'yellow vest' protesters as Paris cleans up

    12/09/2018 11:32:02 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 33 replies
    Rooters ^ | 12-9-2018 | Rooters
    French President Emmanuel Macron will address the country on Monday as he seeks to placate "yellow vest" anti-government protesters who wreaked havoc in Paris this weekend. On Sunday, workers in Paris and other cities swept up broken glass and towed away burnt-out cars while the government warned of slower economic growth and the judiciary said it would come down hard on looting and attacks on police. On Saturday, protesters, for the fourth weekend in a row, threw stones, torched cars and vandalised shops and restaurants in a protest against Macron's economic policies. The Elysee palace said on Sunday that Macron,...
  • GLOBALIST ARMY: Armored Vehicles with EU FLAG Storm Paris to Quash Protests (VIDEO)

    12/09/2018 11:06:46 AM PST · by MNDude · 85 replies
    So now we have combat ready armored vehicles with the EU flag which are being used against unarmed European protesters who are demonstrating against a pro EU authoritarian regime.
  • Cowardly Macron Hides in His Palace as His Liberal Policies Tear France Apart

    12/09/2018 6:58:50 AM PST · by JonnyFive · 35 replies
    NN ^ | 12/9/18 | Jay Greenberg
    As Paris exploded with further protests and riots this weekend over French President Emmanuel Macron's liberal policies, France's so-called leader was hiding behind the majestic walls of his presidential palace as the streets of the capital erupted in fury. As angry citizens battled with authorities over policies pushed by the Macron Administration, the president skulked inside the Elysee Palace, guarded by hundreds of riot police and surrounded by armored cars bearing machine guns and grenade launchers.
  • Let Them Eat Cake

    12/09/2018 5:08:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/18 | Ray DiLorenzo
    Another French aristocrat ignores the middle class. Will he survive? “Global warming is the biggest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it.” —John Coleman, meteorologist and founder of The Weather Channel Paris is experiencing major riots they haven’t seen in fifty years. Protesters say this is the start of a revolution which will eclipse the rioting that occurred in 1968 when France was near civil war. Citizens are protesting a gas tax increase designed to discourage the purchase of vehicles that contribute to climate change. Diesel, the most popular fuel in France is currently $6.35...
  • Birds view of riots in France

    12/08/2018 8:30:15 PM PST · by MNDude · 21 replies
    Wow!
  • Violent Protests Spread from Paris to Belgium and now, the Netherlands

    12/08/2018 8:06:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/08/2018 | Rick Moran
    At least 700 people were arrested in Paris as 5,000 demonstrators faced off against 8,000 police in another violent demonstration by "yellow vest" protesters.Riots broke out all over France despite the supposed cause of the violence being eliminated earlier in the week by the government of President Emmanuel Macron. The government had been claiming that a fuel tax increase was to blame for the protests, but the government rescinded the increase on Wednesday.Donald Trump believes it was Macron's climate change policies: The Paris Agreement isn’t working out so well for Paris. Protests and riots all over France. People do...
  • Twitter: Leftists Now Blaming Russia for French Riots

    12/08/2018 7:35:25 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    Putin and Trump are both promoting the violent protests against Macron. This is the risk of being a centrist leader today: you will incur the wrath of the Illiberal International. My latest in @PostOpinions:
  • MACRON CRISIS: EU may NEVER be able to TRUST President again, experts warn (Frexit?)

    12/08/2018 6:37:55 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 63 replies
    express.co.u ^ | Paul Withers
    EMMANUEL Macron’s reputation within the European Union has been seriously damaged by the violent protests engulfing France, which have triggered an “unprecedented political disaster” in the country, experts have warned. The President’s leadership is hanging by a thread as left-wing groups within the French Parliament discuss launching a no confidence vote against him. According to an Fop-Fiducial poll, Emmanuel Macron’s popularity rating plummeted to a new low of 23 percent in November - down by a massive six percentage points from October. Paris in particular has been under siege from so-called “yellow vest” demonstrators, named after the high-visibility jackets all...
  • Is the Left willing to DIE to take away our guns?

    12/08/2018 8:22:18 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 94 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/8/18 | USA Features
    Civil War: French citizens fed up with their government’s elitism and out-of-touch policymaking — like allowing millions of West-hating Muslims into the country — have taken to the streets in recent weeks following the imposition of a massive new fuel (carbon) tax aimed at fulfilling the country’s “climate change” obligations via the 2015 Paris Climate Accords. Reports on Thursday even said that “Yellow Jacket” leaders may be planning armed violence aimed at overthrowing President Emmanuel Macron, whose approval rating is in the basement. Whether the coup happens or not, it’s pretty evident, judging by the news coming out of France...
  • Paris in lockdown as France braces for new anti-Macron riots...

    12/08/2018 12:28:29 AM PST · by caww · 191 replies
    France24 ^ | 12/8/2018 | France24
    Paris was in lockdown early on Saturday with 'thousands' of French security forces braced to meet renewed rioting by "yellow vest" protesters in the capital and other cities in a fourth weekend of confrontation..... The Eiffel Tower and other tourist landmarks were shut, shops were boarded up to avoid looting and street furniture removed to avoid metal bars from being used as projectiles. About 89,000 police were deployed across the country.
  • The Riots In France Aren’t Just About Gas Taxes, But About The West’s Decline

    12/07/2018 1:18:32 PM PST · by detective · 67 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 7, 2018 | Auguste Meyrat
    This past week, Parisians in yellow safety vests took to the streets to riot against French leadership. They have defaced the Arc de Triomphe, thrown rocks at policemen and soldiers, and lit fires all over the city. Macron literally had egg on his face and continues to suffer abysmal approval ratings, while the current protests enjoy high approval ratings in the country, despite the destruction. Most commentary (which happened all over France, not just Paris) has focused on the fuel tax increase as the main reason for the protests, as though the French have never paid exorbitant taxes before. It...