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France fuel protests: Police in Paris fire tear gas

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posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 05:25 AM
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Police in Paris have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters demonstrating for a second weekend against rising fuel prices.

Breaking right now.

For background, this has been building for a while :



France’s ‘gilets jaunes’ leave Macron feeling decidedly off-colour

The “gilets jaunes” (yellow vests) citizens’ movement – named after the protesters’ fluorescent, high-visibility vests – has caught the French president off-guard. The movement has no leader and its ad-hoc barricades at tollbooths, roundabouts and fuel depots have been organised on social media.

The movement, which began as a protest against rising fuel taxes, has grown into a wider outpouring over inequality, a political class seen as cut off from reality and the pro-business Macron’s persistently negative image as a “president of the rich”.

A poll for Le Figaro on Friday showed 77% of French people felt the planned protests across Paris were legitimate, suggesting even those who were not guarding roadblocks day and night in provincial towns, villages and suburban areas identified with the feeling of disconnect from the governing class.


Live rolling coverage

Although there is an exclusion zone around the area,
thousands of protesters have just piled onto the Champs Elysées
and have been repelled by "public order officers" using tear-gas, water canons and flash balls

And it's still only early morning !







Wages are stagnating, the cost of living is skyrocketing
the public has had enough of high fuel prices...miscontent in winter


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Eta : Whilst the original protesters have been pushed back, up the Champs Elysées
In a pincer movement, another group of protesters are mobilising behind the police lines at the other end
edit on 24-11-2018 by Cassi3l because: (no reason given)




posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 05:28 AM
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The hi-vis vest company is making a hefty profit though.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 05:33 AM
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You no longer need migrants to destroy a country. Who ever is up to causing havic around the world is surely one mean dude or animal.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 05:39 AM
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This site has live film of the protests

lefigaro.fr

Showing the l'arc'de triomphe at the moment



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 05:49 AM
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a reply to: Cassi3l

You think the fuel prices are high? Ha! Wait one year we redefine high then. Prices are going up for the average people is a real problem. But to blame Macron is also wrong. Not that he cares much for the low wage peasants, but that is just because he is ignorant. And that's a global problem: ignorant fools. And not only up the food chain. Everywhere.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 05:54 AM
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a reply to: Cassi3l

les français se révoltent ... Vive la Revolution !

Good for them , nobody does protest like the French .... heads may roll.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 05:59 AM
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a reply to: gortex

I can't help but wonder about the number of people protesting right now
who were on the same spot, 3 months ago, celebrating the World Cup Triumph...


Public opinion is indeed fickle



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 06:01 AM
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a reply to: Peeple

Sorry but Macron's government has been steadily increasing taxes on fuel. There used to be a big difference between diesel and petrol. Now there is none. It was the previous governments that encouraged people to buy diesel cars

In january the government want to increase fuel taxes again by 6-8 centimes

They also want to ban oil fired boilers by 2028. Most of these measures will hurt people in rural areas or should I say outside of big towns



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 06:09 AM
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a reply to: fivecats


They also want to ban oil fired boilers by 2028. Most of these measures will hurt people in rural areas or should I say outside of big towns


This right here !
At homeowners' own cost



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 06:11 AM
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a reply to: Cassi3l

Emmanuel Macron's approval numbers are dropping like a stone , recent polling puts him at just 34 per cent.
Rising fuel prices are unavoidable but rising fuel taxes show a government out of touch with common people , the British government haven't raised fuel taxes for a few years now because they know the pitfalls of austerity.

Macron is on borrowed time , Vive la Revolution !



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 06:13 AM
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a reply to: Cassi3l

High oil prices for French Citizens?

Macron's using the Oil to build an Army against the USA and Russia, he' needs every drop he can get.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 06:19 AM
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They are taxpayers,voters and citizens.
When you vote for people and expect them to keep the economy up,they were not expecting to get hosed at the gas pumps,they were expecting something different.

Now,the citizens and the people are the enemy and must be tear gassed to maintain order?

Elected officials need to be held accountable a lot more than Joe the worker,hoping his pocket change will get him enough gas to get to work.

I think they fired the tear gas in the wrong direction.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 06:27 AM
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originally posted by: DrumsRfun


They are taxpayers,voters and citizens.
When you vote for people and expect them to keep the economy up,they were not expecting to get hosed at the gas pumps,they were expecting something different.

Now,the citizens and the people are the enemy and must be tear gassed to maintain order?

Elected officials need to be held accountable a lot more than Joe the worker,hoping his pocket change will get him enough gas to get to work.

I think they fired the tear gas in the wrong direction.





We are taught which direction to follow in life.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 07:50 AM
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posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 09:39 AM
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a reply to: Cassi3l

I have a question. Are the gas prices anyway related to some degree to health care cost over there? Thanks in advance.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 09:49 AM
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I have a feeling these protests wont stop, lol socialistic heroes like Renzi,Macron that MSM cheered and celebrates are falling apart.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 09:50 AM
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a reply to: MrPopularity

His building an army not against the USA and Russia but to hold any Resistance to the Liberal diversity agenda.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 10:15 AM
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originally posted by: caterpillage
The hi-vis vest company is making a hefty profit though.

Not really, those vests are mandatory for every car, so all drivers must have one already.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 10:32 AM
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a reply to: Cassi3l
This is live from Ruptly.
Explosions and gunfire (?) in background.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 10:55 AM
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originally posted by: Cassi3l
a reply to: fivecats


They also want to ban oil fired boilers by 2028. Most of these measures will hurt people in rural areas or should I say outside of big towns


This right here !
At homeowners' own cost


They also want to ban oil fired boilers by 2028. Most of these measures will hurt people in rural areas or should I say outside of big towns


What part of Kalifornia is this at? Sarcasm off

edit on V562018Saturdayam30America/ChicagoSat, 24 Nov 2018 10:56:13 -06001 by Violater1 because: uyvugi



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