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Macron cuts ski holiday short, vowing crack down on Yellow Vests (Video)

Macron cuts ski holiday short, vowing crack down on Yellow Vests (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the 18th consecutive week of Yellow Vests protests in Paris. Following last weeks lower participation, Saturday’s Yellow Vests in Paris gathered larger crowds, with various outbreaks of violence and rioting that has been blamed on extreme elements, who French authorities claim have infiltrated the movement.

“Act XVIII” of the protests has shown that the Yellow Vests have not given up. France’s Champs-Élysées boulevard was where most of the violence occurred, with the street being left in a pile of broken glass and flames.

One day after Paris was set ablaze, French President Emmanuel Macron cut his ski holiday short, returning to Paris and vowing to take “strong decisions” to prevent more violence.

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Paris awoke on Sunday to smouldering fires, broken windows and looted stores following the 18th consecutive Saturday of Yellow Vest protests.

Around 200 people were arrested according to BFM TV, while about 80 shops near the iconic Champs Elysees had been damaged and/or looted according to AFP, citing Champs Elysees committee president Jean-Noel Reinhardt.

The 373-year-old Saint Sulpice Roman Catholic church was set on fire while people were inside, however nobody was injured. The cause of the fire remains unknown.

The riots were so severe that French President Emmanuel Macron cut short a vacation at the La Mongie ski resort in the Hautes-Pyrénées following a three-day tour of East Africa which took him to Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya.

Macron skied on Friday, telling La Depeche du Midi “I’m going to spend two-three days here to relax, to find landscapes and friendly faces,” adding “I’m happy to see the Pyrenees like that, radiant, although I know it was more difficult at Christmas” referring to the lack of snow in December.

In response to Saturday’s violence, Macron said over Twitter that “strong decisions” were coming to prevent more violence.

Macron said some individuals — dubbed “black blocs” by French police forces — were taking advantage of the protests by the Yellow Vest grassroots movement to “damage the Republic, to break, to destroy.” Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Twitter that those who excused or encouraged such violence were complicit in it. –Bloomberg

The French President has family ties in the Hautes-Pyrénées, including Bagnères de Bigorre where his grandmother lived. He is a regular visitor to the region.

Emmanuel Macron (2ndL), head of the political movement In Marche! (Onwards!) And candidate for the 2017 presidential election, and his wife Brigitte Trogneux (L) have lunch April 12, 2017 (Reuters)

 

 

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Yellow vests even followed Macron to his ski resort in the French Pyrenées. They will not let him forget about his neglected duty towards France. Hopefully this unfit person will soon step down and make place for President Marine Le Pen.

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Le Pen will achieve nothing if the government succeeds in its Stalinist ploy to brand her as mentally incompetent. It has tried and may try again.

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With that photo of him and his cronies quaffing wine while Paris riots over poverty, Macron’s days are numbered. No doubt his backers want a return on their investment, but they picked the wrong guy, the wrong country and the wrong policies. He will have to step down – better sooner than later.

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Macron was put in place by the money people, those who are working to the final stages of the one world government, the subjugation of all but the uber rich scumbags now controlling the media, the banks, the governments, all of what the media now has named FALSE FLAGS. This is a calculated move, is one of the final steps in the terror campaign, being waged against we, the citizens. Chump, like wise, is just a talking head, as is Merkel, Putin, etc., who are put in place, by the ‘illuminated’ ones, to fool the public into thinking everything is… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
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With him carrying on like that, the French people will have to crank out the good old guillotine of the Revolution, there is no other way of getting rid of him, unfortunately (unless someone can push him into a ravine of the French Pyrenées “just by accicent”, where he will break his neck).

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Also, the French people could keep sending “bomb threats” to the Elysée each weak, just to keep him on the run. Imagine, if he had to be evacuated by his helicopter once a week. What fun! He might start camping out in the woods, somewhere, although he is not the type for camping. Spoiled brat, used to sitting on golden toilets.

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Without a doubt ‘Jewpidor’ Macron and his mother-wife ought to be guillotined. For many reasons, not the least of them being to make up for the erroneous and unjust execution of Queen Marie Antoinette, and her husband the king, by the Macron and mother-wife-affiliated unFrench tribe, way back then

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The Yellow Vests will not stop their protests. Demonstration number 19 is already planned for Saturday, March 23. They are calling for people to take part on all the social media.

In Paris, 7.000 people want to participate. In other cities, there will also be manifestations: La Rochelle, Lyon, Montpellier, Strasbourg …

The US regime’s French puppet Macron will have to deal with that. “Cracking down” will not help, it will not make the Yellow Vest Movement go away.

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