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State of Emergency for France?

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The French government will consider imposing a state of emergency to prevent a recurrence of France's worst riots in years, but while it is open to dialogue it will not change course, its spokesman said on Sunday.

Masked, black-clad groups ran amok across central Paris on Saturday, torching cars and buildings, looting shops, smashing windows and fighting police in the worst unrest the capital has seen since 1968, posing the most formidable challenge Emmanuel Macron has faced in his 18-month-old presidency.

Disturbances also rocked several cities and towns and across France - from Charleville Mezieres in the northeast to Nantes in the west and Marseille in the south.

Full report: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/french-govt-considers-imposing-state-102447353.html?

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Vlad the Mighty

I'm glad to see that these protestors are all safety conscious, though, and wear high visibility jackets. 

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acute

The French will always be revolting.

I think it's fair to say that Londoners are not always very popular in the rest of Britain, but it's nothing compared to how the Parisian Elite are held in absolute contempt by the rest of France.

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Michelle

Well, only the scum of the earth would use tear gas on their own people.

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Nnicolette

I domt want to pay for gas or rent either! I wonder how much lighting fireworks in a police car helped though...

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kartikg

How does stealing from shops help?? Those poor guys have to face heavy losses. 

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stevewinn

What are they protesting rioting for? cost living, taxation. All not well in another eu country. How long before le pen is elected. All these eu countries turning to populist leaders and politicl parties. What on earth could be wrong. 

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Impedancer

This seems to be the new thing! "Hey bro im so bored lets go out and torch some cars" 

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Sir Wearer of Hats
2 hours ago, Avalanche said:

This seems to be the new thing! "Hey bro im so bored lets go out and torch some cars" 

Not a new thing for France, they’ve been doing it since the 1700s...

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third_eye

Scum Of the Earth Inc ... Business as Usual

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stevewinn

Click on the tweet and read some of the replies. 

 

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Nnicolette
2 hours ago, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

Not a new thing for France, they’ve been doing it since the 1700s...

That used to be a regular thing in chico too... i dont know whats going on with the current generation though they are incredibly boring and dont seem to go outside.

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Eldorado

France's PM has announced a six-month suspension of a fuel tax rise which has led to weeks of violent protests.

Edouard Philippe said that people's anger must be heard, and the measures would not be applied until there had been proper debate with those affected.

The protests have hit major French cities, causing considerable damage for the past three weekends.

The "gilets jaunes" (yellow vests) protests have now grown to reflect more widespread anger at the government.

Three people have died since the unrest began and the resulting violence and vandalism - notably when statues were smashed at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris last Saturday - have been widely condemned.

Full report: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46437904

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aztek

obviously the reason was not fuel cost,. it was an excuse.    were there any masked people involved?

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Impedancer
On 2018-12-03 at 10:17 AM, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

Not a new thing for France, they’ve been doing it since the 1700s...

They surely know how to protest here we clenche our fist in the pocket in anger.  "Im so angry i arrrrgh my brain hurts"

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aztek
Just now, Avalanche said:

They surely know how to protest here we clenche our fist in the pocket in anger.  "Im so angry i arrrrgh my brain hurts"

because they were organized, if they were not they would be clenche their fist in the pocket in anger.  just like everyone else who is not organized

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Earl.Of.Trumps

Holy cow, y'all, don't have a cow. They're having a tax rebellion.... not a bad thang

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Stardrive

The problem is the socialist have never met a tax they didn't love. The UN sponsored "carbon tax" pyramid scheme is at the heart of the unrest in France. The Paris Accord....*shakes head walks away*

 

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thedutchiedutch
On ‎2018‎-‎12‎-‎02 at 9:56 AM, Michelle said:

Well, only the scum of the earth would use tear gas on their own people.

It's better than shooting them I suppose :)

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thedutchiedutch

The French are known for their protests against their government. Nothing new.  

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Eldorado

Anti-government protests in France have "created a monster", France's Interior Minister Christophe Castaner has said.

And he is warning that "radical elements" could infiltrate planned "yellow vest" protests at the weekend.

Tourist sites in Paris are to close on Saturday amid fears of further street violence.

The protests began three weeks ago, initially against a rise in fuel taxes but have spread to take in other issues, including education reforms.

Mr Castaner said "large-scale security measures" would be put in place this weekend.

Across France, 89,000 police officers will be on duty and armoured vehicles will be deployed in the capital, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced.

Paris police have urged shops and restaurants on the Champs-Elysees to shut and some museums will also be closed.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46479423

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Eldorado

The "yellow vest" protests have been "a catastrophe" for the French economy, the finance minister says.

France has seen four consecutive weekends of demonstrations against fuel tax rises, high living costs, and other issues.

About 125,000 protesters took to the streets on Saturday, with more than 1,700 people arrested.

Several tourist sites, including the Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum, are closed this weekend.

Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire called the situation "a crisis" for both society and democracy.

"It's a catastrophe for commerce, it's a catastrophe for our economy," he said during a visit to shops in Paris that had been damaged during the protests.

The capital was particularly badly hit, with windows smashed, cars burned, and shops looted, as 10,000 people took part in demonstrations.

Full report with video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46499996

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The Caspian Hare

*wakes up*

Huh. Looks like Paris is burning.

If they start building guillotines on the street, Macron better high-tail it to the airport before the mob decides to party like it's 1789.

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spartan max2

I hate that so many protest become riots. It happens in the states sometimes too, there was a police shooting so everyone burned their own city down. 

People have a peaceful protest and then all of a sudden someone is breaking into a shop or burning a car.

It is not the way to do it. It just hurts those in the same situation as you. Not even the people you're mad at.

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godnodog
On 12/4/2018 at 2:56 PM, aztek said:

obviously the reason was not fuel cost,. it was an excuse.    were there any masked people involved?

not excuse, it was just just the tipping point, the glass was nearly full and the government decided to fill all the way up and now it got burned

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