Skip to comments.France Yellow Vests Week 43: ...Macron Moves Forward...Protests Contiunue...Thousands Involved
Posted on 09/07/2019 4:54:47 PM PDT by Nextrush
With French President Emmanuel Macron moving forward on his pension reform plans that will create a single national pension system with higher contributions for individuals and lower ones for business, the potential for stronger protests is rising.
As for the Yellow Vests movement, September 7th was billed as a come back from the summer break in France.
Macron is not trusted on the pension issue by 70 percent of those polled. Its a plan to raise the retirement age to 64 from 62 and a continuation of policies to tax people more to pay for the welfare state while cutting taxes for business and wealthy individuals in the name of economic stimulation and competitiveness in the world economy.
The gasoline taxes that triggered last year's protests were ostensibly "green" but in reality they served the same purpose of taking the tax burden away from business and shifting it onto the general population.
The notion that business comes before environmental concerns reinforced by word going into the Newsdump Weekend that pesticide use in France will be allowed within distances ranging between 15 and 30 feet of schools and homes. Environmental activists and the EELV environmentalist party expressing their opposition to the plans.
In the end thousands did emerge to protest on the streets of France today, but still not the super huge numbers at the height of the movement in the early months.
Yellow Vests marching in Rouen today....
Yellow Vests active in Montpellier in the south of France....
The organizers of the Yellow Vests in Montpellier report three thousand protesters while the mainstream media quoted a government estimate of 15-hundred. Two arrests reported there. Montpellier designated a "national" protest site today...
Some 800 protesters reported by the police in Paris with the Prefect of Police Didier Lallemont saying the number....
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What stopped you from posting the whole thing?
This isn’t your personal click farm.
Get a job.
“With French President Emmanuel Macron moving forward on his pension reform plans that will create a single national pension system with higher contributions for individuals and lower ones for business, the potential for stronger protests is rising.”
There are no good guys in this high school drama.
I’m sure he did it to flush out posting Nazis, bumbling gunner!
Worked like a charm.
I have to say I’m surprised and somewhat impressed that these marches/protests are still going on in such numbers. And Macron is so incredibly ... I don’t know the right word here ... obtuse?
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