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France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by yartims » November 24, 2018, 11:00 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46328439


Police in Paris have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters demonstrating for a second weekend against rising fuel prices.

Violence erupted on the Champs-Elysées as protesters tried to get through a security cordon around sensitive sites.

About 5,000 protesters had converged on the avenue. At least 13 people were arrested after clashing with police.

Organisers of the "yellow jacket" movement billed the latest protests as "act two" in their rolling campaign.

Named after their distinctive high-visibility attire, the protesters oppose an increase in fuel duty on diesel.

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Demonstrators on the Champs-Elysées came up against metal barriers and a police-enforced perimeter designed to stop them reaching key buildings such as the prime minister's official residence.
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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by GT93 » November 25, 2018, 3:38 am

Perhaps just the French being French. This kind of thing is one of their national sports.

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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by mech_401 » November 25, 2018, 4:15 am

this big , long article , and they never tell what
the price is? 1.5 euro/liter in france for petrol

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Post by saint » November 25, 2018, 7:52 am

The french love a good demonstration . A good fight not so much .

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Post by Lone Star » November 25, 2018, 9:24 am

saint wrote:
November 25, 2018, 7:52 am
The french love a good demonstration . A good fight not so much .
True. Uproar is a good description of banging pots and pans.

But their migrants DO put up a good fight. :lol:
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Post by Giggle » November 25, 2018, 12:45 pm

North Africans have the Frenchies shitting themselves. The brutish migrants aim for the soft spots like France and Britain.

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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by mech_401 » November 26, 2018, 12:24 am

yellow shirts because . . . french motorists , by
law are required to wear yellow ( reflective?)
shirt when their vehicle breaks down. good idea

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Post by yartims » November 26, 2018, 6:32 pm

it seems to be an anti macron revolt now ..ongoing for weeks all over france
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Post by yartims » December 15, 2018, 8:57 pm

5 th week of fighting in town
its become a regular punchup
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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by saint » December 16, 2018, 8:39 am

At it again yesturday i see . Less than expected now Macron has tried bribing them with a few Euros , but enough to prove they want rid of the smarmy little git .

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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by yartims » December 30, 2018, 9:56 pm

the usual punchup weekend again

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... protesters

Police fired tear gas at gilets jaunes (yellow vests) demonstrators in Paris on Saturday but the turnout for round seven of the popular protests that have rocked France appeared low.

Several hundred gathered at the BFM TV channel in the centre of the capital shouting “Fake news” and calling for the resignation of President Emmanuel Macron.

Protesters spilled on to tram lines and lobbed projectiles at police who replied with tear gas grenades and detained several people.

Several cars were also set alight outside the offices of the Le Parisien newspaper, although a fire service spokesman said it was not clear if the blaze was linked to the protests.

Tear gas was also fired in Nantes, western France, and protests were expected in Lyon, Bordeaux and Toulouse.

In the southern city of Marseille, police said around 1,000 protesters turned out amid cries of “Macron out”.

The official turnout numbers have plunged with the passing weeks, with police saying up to 12,000 had joined Saturday’s rally by midday. The government recorded 38,600 demonstrators on 22 December compared to
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Post by Stantheman » January 3, 2019, 10:51 pm

Lone Star wrote:
January 3, 2019, 5:49 pm

Elitists don’t like dissent.
Lone Star,
Just guessing based on your last few posts on this thread that you are probably anti-elitist, if not just posting as a joke. If not a joke aren't you a little confused as you support one of the biggest Elitists in the U.S., the Trumpster.

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Post by Lone Star » January 4, 2019, 5:48 am

Stantheman wrote:
January 3, 2019, 10:51 pm
Lone Star wrote:
January 3, 2019, 5:49 pm

Elitists don’t like dissent.
Lone Star,
Just guessing based on your last few posts on this thread that you are probably anti-elitist, if not just posting as a joke. If not a joke aren't you a little confused as you support one of the biggest Elitists in the U.S., the Trumpster.
Someone else trying to turn another thread into GET TRUMP . . . it's becoming a hallmark of some members of Udon Map.

There is a distinct difference between a social elitist and the political elitists -- or self-proclaimed 'masterminds'. Sometimes a person can be both, but not in Trump's case.

The fact that you cannot recognize that difference in the context in which 'elite' is used, and at the same time see that Trump has had to fight the political elite (also called the 'establishment' or political class) on both sides of the aisle since he announced his candidacy, may reveal that you don't fully understand the term 'elitist'.

You also don't understand my support of Trump. My love is for his policies and programs and their achievements and results. The crude, exaggerating, stubborn, street brawler from Queens is exactly what America needed to fight the lawlessness and subversive anti-America behavior of Democrats.

I worship no man, but I will defend the wrongly accused, maliciously attacked or mercilessly maligned over bullshiggity, biased, uncorroborated, ginned-up media foolishness.

In a radio interview in Berlin, Richard Grenell, US Ambassador to Germany, explained it well.

Trump's target is not the Left. Trump is after “the political elites" -- those vile and diabolical intellectuals who are spread throughout academia, the press, politics and culture. They are not defined by their wealth. Trump would be part of it if 'elitism' was only about money.

Now. After this clarification, if you still believe that Trump is part of the political elites, you're entitled to your opinion; but the political elites are Trump's enemy.

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Post by Lone Star » January 6, 2019, 5:21 am

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A new demand of the protesters is the Citizen Initiative Referendum, which calls for any petition in France that gained 700,000 signatures to be required to be put to a binding vote of The People. The referendums could be used to create or change laws, amend the constitution, and even remove politicians from office.

According to RTL, polling reveals that 80% of Frenchmen overwhelmingly support it because it would dramatically reduce the size and power of big government and return power to The People. However, 47% of those polled said that Macron would ignore it all. But I think the French People have more fight than weak, squishy mush Macron.
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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by yartims » January 7, 2019, 8:31 pm

https://www.ft.com/content/3a1a9388-11a ... f78404524e



The latest round of anti-government protests across France at the weekend degenerated in Paris into violent clashes between protesters and the security forces, prompting the beleaguered President Emmanuel Macron to condemn “extreme violence”.

For the eighth Saturday in a row, “gilets jaunes” demonstrators — sporting the yellow reflective jackets that French motorists are obliged to carry in their cars — massed in cities around the country to protest against the cost of living and to call for Mr Macron’s resignation, underlining the challenge to the once-popular president’s authority after more than two months of disruption.

The interior ministry said there were some 50,000 demonstrators nationwide, compared with 32,000 the previous Saturday during the Christmas-New Year holiday period. There were also clashes in Bordeaux, Caen and other cities.

In recent days Mr Macron and his government, sensing that urban shopkeepers and residents are dismayed by the economic impact of the prolonged unrest, as well as by the burning of cars and smashing of shop windows, have decided to take a tough line against the demonstrators, and have suggested that those who continue to protest are extremists who deserve no mercy.

A march of an estimated 4,000 people from the Paris town hall to the national assembly began peacefully, but ended in violence and failed to reach its destination when some of the demonstrators — including a man identified by police as a former professional boxer — attacked a group of gendarmes in riot gear blocking a pedestrian bridge across the River Seine. A riverboat restaurant was set on fire.
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