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France recalling ambassador from Rome after Italy’s deputy PM meets Yellow Vest leaders

Via RT…


France has recalled its ambassador from Rome after a meeting between Italy’s deputy prime minister and leaders of the French Yellow Vest protester movement who have been calling for French President Emmanuel Macron’s resignation.

Luigi di Maio, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement hailed the “winds of change across the Alps” yesterday on Twitter after meeting with Yellow Vest activists Cristophe Chalencon and Ingrid Levavasseur.

In a statement on the decision, France’s foreign ministry accused Italian officials of making “outrageous statements” and “repeated, baseless attacks” for months.

The statement said the attacks were without precedent since World War 2. “Having disagreements is one thing, but manipulating the relationship for electoral aims is another,” it said.

“All of these actions are creating a serious situation which is raising questions about the Italian government’s intentions towards France,” it added, making clear that Paris is increasingly worried by Di Maio and Salvini’s vocal support for the protest movement and its possible ramifications.

A diplomatic feud has been bubbling between Paris and Rome over repeated expressions of support for the protests coming from top Italian officials. Di Maio’s co-deputy PM Matteo Salvini said this week that French people “will be able to free themselves from a terrible president” in May after European parliamentary elections take place.

Chalencon and Levavasseur are themselves planning to run in those elections, according to French media reports.

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Olivia Kroth
February 7, 2019

France recalling its ambassador from Rome? All the better, so Italy will be (almost) Macron-free.
Maybe France should also recall its ambassadors from Moscow and Caracas. I would very much enjoy a Macron-free Russia and Venezuela.
Who needs all those French ambassador fools anyway? Nobody does!

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 7, 2019

I am very happy about the fact that the Italian Goverment is talking with the Yellow Vests in France. I hope, other governments of European nations will follow.

Homage to the Yellow Vests of France: “On ne lache rien” – “we are not giving up”. BRAVO!

Maybe His Excellence, The Ambassador of France, wants to sing along? It is a truly inspiring song …

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 8, 2019

Yellow Vests in Paris: police furious to be photographed and filmed … they protest. These cowards want to brutalize people anonymously.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 8, 2019

In Paris, police is refused to enter a bakery. Inside the bakery there is a wounded “Yellow Vest”. If the police want to have a coffee break, they will have to bring their own croissants and coffee from home in thermos bottles. They are not served in Paris:

Olivia Kroth
February 8, 2019

I like the title of this text in RUSSIA TODAY: “EU states fold like cheap tents to US demands on Venezuela, Italy one of few to stay independent” How true! France under Macron has become a cheap tent, folding in the wind. Whoever voted for this clown to be President of France, was not in his right mind. Chickenshit Macron, step down! In Italy, Di Maio’s co-deputy PM Matteo Salvini said this week that the French people “will be able to free themselves from a terrible President” in May after European parliamentary elections take place. Well, I hope so. I… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 8, 2019

“Winds of change coming over the Alps” ….. ha ha ha ha!
RUSSIA TODAY reports:

Olivia Kroth
February 8, 2019

In Autun (département Saône-et-Loire, région Bourgogne-Franche-Comté), the Yellow Vests are waiting for Macron. They want to speak with him but the chickenshit coward does not show up because he does not like to talk to the French people:

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 8, 2019

In Dijon (région Bourgogne-Franche-Comté), Yellow Vests throw New Year’s Eve fireworks at the police:

Olivia Kroth
February 8, 2019

Le Point reports:

French Secret Services have placed some Yellow Vests leaders under telephone and personal surveillance: about 50 people in Paris and 100 in the French provinces.

https://www.lepoint.fr/politique/les-indiscrets-du-point-la-police-a-l-ecoute-des-gilets-jaunes-07-02-2019-2292034_20.php

Olivia Kroth
February 9, 2019

RUSSIA TODAY EN FRANCE:

Violent clashes again between police and Yellow Vests during the 13th demonstration in Paris. The Yellow Vests are trying to break down the security barricade in front of the National Assembly Building. The police attack with tear gas and smoke bombs.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 9, 2019

RUSSIA TODAY EN FRANCE:

Orwellian pictures in Paris

Olivia Kroth
February 9, 2019

Disturbing images of violence and clashes with police at the 13th Saturday demonstration of Yellow Vests in Paris:

Olivia Kroth
February 10, 2019
Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 10, 2019

Press TV:

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/02/09/588138/Yellow-Vest-France-Paris—Emmanuel-Macron

Yellow Vest demonstrators have marched through the streets of the French capital, Paris, and other cities on the 13th weekend of rallies against political elite and the economic policies of President Emmanuel Macron.

Protesters and police scuffled outside the grounds of the National Assembly building in Paris on Saturday.

Several protesters suffered grave injuries, with one losing a hand as police in riot gear used tear gas and flash balls to disperse the crowd.

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