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France Yellow Vests Week 246: Police-Government Tensions, Macron Slams China On Pacific Tour, Niger Coup Challenges French Influence
Nextrush Free ^ | 7/29/2023 | Nextrush/Self

Posted on 07/29/2023 7:15:18 PM PDT by Nextrush

On Thursday Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin met with the leaders of police unions amid the tensions over the four police officers charged with attacking a protester in Marseille...

As for President Macron his attention on the Pacific with visits to the French territory of New Caledonia and the South Pacific nations of Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea.

Macron taking jabs at China during the journey underscoring the confrontation the "rules-based international order" is engaging in with China...

As Mr. Macron tried to battle China in the South Pacific there was a coup in the former French African colony of Niger.

France maintains a major military base there but in recent years increasing Russian influence over nearby former French colonial states like Mali and Burkina Faso...

Speaking from Papua New Guinea on Friday Macron denouncing the coup in Niger as "completely unacceptable" and "dangerous...for the region." He called on the military to release the captured President Mohamed Bazoum and restore "constitutional order."...

In today's march the French flag at the front of the procession along with drums. The march interrupted by a cloud burst at one point. Demonstrators took cover...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: china; emmanuelmacron; europe; france; protest; yellowvests

1 posted on 07/29/2023 7:15:18 PM PDT by Nextrush
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To: Nextrush

In France, you are required to have a yellow safety vest in your motor vehicle at all times.

Hence, the “Yellow Vests” protests.

2 posted on 07/29/2023 7:27:19 PM PDT by Az Joe (Live free or die)
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