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Yellow Vests Turn Violent As Macron’s ‘Great Debate’ Ends

Yellow Vests Turn Violent As Macron’s ‘Great Debate’ Ends

Via Zerohedge


After weeks of more moderate protests, France’s Yellow Vests are back in full swing following the end of President Macron’s unsuccessful ‘great debate’ – during which thousands of town halls were conducted over a two-month period in the hopes of solving national issues through citizen debates.

Up to half-a-million people participated in 10,000 meetings across the country to discuss social issues ranging from taxes – which the French pay the most of any OECD country in the world, to democracy and climate change.

“We have been patient but now we want results,” Yellow Vest Laurent Casanova told AFP.

And with no meaningful changes after nationwide cathartic venting, the Yellow Vests are back to angry demonstrations as the protests kick off their 18th week with an ‘ultimatum’ rally – marked by lootings, fires, and mayhem that organizers maintain are due to a radical minority.

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Violence broke out on the Champs-Elysees Paris, where Paris riot police clashed with protesters, using tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd.

Some protesters attempted to erect barricades to block streets around Place Charles de Gaulle – prompting the police to respond in kind.

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At least one vehicle had been set on fire according to AP as the demonstration turned into yet another riot, and the lootings began. Shop windows were mashed and furniture broken.

A producer for Ruptly filming the demonstration was injured when he was hit by a police projectile.

In December, Macron attempted to assuage angry protesters with 10 billion ($11.2 billion) in tax cuts and other benefits for low-wage pensioners.

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Olivia Kroth
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This will end in civil war, if Macron does not step down.

Cudwieser
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Cudwieser

Macron isn’t the problem. It’s who’ll replace him.

You can call me AL
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You can call me AL

Marine LP, god bless her.

Olivia Kroth
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I hope that Marine Le Pen will be the next President of France. What a relief – for all concerned!

Bob
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Bob

Le Pen is now a zionist puppet, and most of the french will never accept her as she is seen as a racist. Civil war guaranteed if she takes power.

Olivia Kroth
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On the contrary, France will be calm, when Marie Le Pen becomes President.
while Paris was devastated, “King” Macron was not even there last weekend. He went skiing in the French Pyrenéés, but some Yellow Vests followed him there.

Cudwieser
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Cudwieser

Is that Father Jack in the middle picture, between the videos 😉

Maidan non-Redux
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Maidan non-Redux

Personally I’m convinced that these demonstrations are a figment of overactive imaginations. I’ve not heard a word of them on CNN, MSNBC or other mainstream outlets. Obviously, if they were a sign of a nation’s genuine dissatisfaction in its leadership, they would have been covered every hour on the hour, as true journalists are trained to do.

Chalupa Chimi-Regima-Changa
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Chalupa Chimi-Regima-Changa

I like your style. Have you ever considered becoming a journalist yourself? We could probably arrange an unsolicited takeover of some dissident media outlet and put you in charge.

If interested, please contact my dear friend Chrystia Freeland. She has some invaluable experience in these matters passed down through the generations. If her receptionist shows any hesitation in patching you through, just say Christopher Steele has a hot tip. That should do the trick.

You can call me AL
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You can call me AL

It is only recently, it has become like this. Personally,I believe it has been infiltrated.

Louis Robert
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Louis Robert

Poor, yet effective staging, thanks to the Regime’s « merdias ».

Agents provocateurs acting freely and with impunity… with blessings and encouragement from Power: i.e. the French regime and its militarized police… just looking on.

Ultimately, this civil war in the making will destroy France and its institutions.

Now spreading to other countries as well…

Poster: « Ton monde, Macron, on n’en veut pas! » — Your world, Macron, we want none of it!

Bob
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Bob

Not “Yellow vests” but “agents provocateurs”. The police let them loot and burn, so that Macron can again criticize the movement and reduce freedoms.

David Bowlas
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David Bowlas

I see little Macron has sent in his Agent Provocateur army to loot and riot so the worlds dumbos will say ”oh look the yellow vest are trouble makers”

Helen
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Helen

Macron should listen to the Yellow Vest movement. He should try to fulfil their demands if reasonable. If he does not do this he should resign. This situation is dangerous. The French government should announce an election. Macron should NOT run for re-election. The carbon taxes should be abolished. There needs to be real democracy. There should be reforms to the French government to create real democracy. All of the French eligible voters should vote in the new election. The Globalists should be stopped. They only want the poor to suffer and be unemployed. Workers need petrol to get to… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
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True! Macron should not run for re-election. Marine Le Pen should be a presidential candidate, and she will surely win, while Macron can go into exile to the USA. That’s where his paymasters reside, that’s where he belongs.

aleksandar
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aleksandar

“Not “Yellow vests” but “agents provocateurs”. The police let them loot and burn, so that Macron can again criticize the movement and reduce freedoms.”
Yes , in fact Antifas and Blackblock.
Nothing to do with YV.

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