Paris Riots Again. For a third weekend.
This time left and right fighting together.
It's a sort of rolling revolution.
Awaiting a wind.
Good report by RT:
France to consider state of emergency
to prevent riots after 'Yellow Vest' protest
By Alice Tidey • last updated: 02/12/2018
The French government is to consider imposing a state of emergency to prevent riots, government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said on Sunday, following the arrest the day before of more than 400 people when a "Yellow Vest" protest turned violent.
"We have to think about the measures that can be taken so that these incidents don't happen again," Griveaux told Europe 1 radio on Sunday morning.
When asked whether a state of emergency could be imposed, Griveaux replied: "Every options will be examined."
This comes after a dozen cars were set on fire, buildings were torched, tear gas was fired and water cannons were deployed in the French capital on Saturday in scenes reminiscent of guerilla warfare.
The heavy clashes started shortly before 09:00 CET on the Place de l'Etoile, at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe, when groups of people tried to force their way through a police checkpoint set up to prevent a planned "Yellow Vest" protest from turning violent, like it had the previous week.
The situation escalated quickly with some of the 1,500 protesters ripping cobblestones out of the paved road to throw at police officers.
Protesters, who chanted for Macron to resign, also sat down under the Arc — a significant symbol of the French Republic — to sing the national anthem.
Police wrestled control of the area shortly after lunchtime but groups of men then roamed central Paris, leaving wrecked cars and destruction behind them.
French government fails in bid to
negotiate with 'yellow vest" protesters
30th November 2018, Comments 0 comments
Attempts by the French government to negotiate with the "yellow vest" movement responsible for weeks of protests over taxes and the high cost of living turned into a fiasco Friday after just two representatives turned up for a meeting with the prime minister and one immediately walked out.
The failed talks came on the eve of a planned rally in Paris of thousands of demonstrators, one week after a violent protest left the Champs-Elysees in shambles.
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe had invited eight representatives of the protesters, known as "yellow vests" for their wearing of the high-visibility yellow jackets which every motorist is required to carry in his car, for the talks in a bid to take heat out of a revolt that has galvanised opposition to President Emmanuel Macron's liberal economic policies.
But only two turned up for the talks at the prime minister's office, with one walking out after being told he could not invite TV cameras in to broadcast the encounter live to the nation.
Asked later by reporters what his demands were, Jason Herbert said: "We want our dignity back and we want to be able to live from our work, which is absolutely not the case today."
Herbert said the two representatives who had turned up for the meeting had received "physical and verbal threats" from other protesters, some of whom are opposed in principle to having appointed leaders.
Emerging from an hour of talks with the second representative, Philippe said the pair had mainly discussed spending power and that his door "will always remain open" for further dialogue.
One of the difficulties faced by the government in seeking to talk to protesters is that the mainly-spontaneous grassroot movement, organised through social media, has steadfastly refused to align with any political party or trade union.
Macron has refused to back down on his anti-pollution taxes, part of his effort to green the economy.
Speaking on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina Friday, he said he understood "the legitimate anger, the impatience and the suffering of some people" and called for more time to organise consultations on how to transform France into a low-carbon economy without penalising the poor.
But he also warned that any measures announced "in the coming weeks and months" would "never be a retreat" on policy.
Two people have died and hundreds have been injured since protesters, mainly in rural and smalltown France, began blocking roads over soaring fuel prices which they blame on Macron's anti-pollution taxes.
The protests quickly snowballed into wider protests over economic hardship and the perceived elitism and urban bias of Macron's government.
On Friday, minister for overseas territories, Annick Girardin, who was on a peace mission of her own to quieten the protests in the Indian Ocean island of Reunion was forced to cut short a meeting with demonstrators after being booed by protesters shouting "Macron, resign!"
Macron's government has announced several measures to try end the unrest, which triggered near riots on the celebrated Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris last Saturday.
But the president's refusal to back down on a planned increase in anti-pollution taxes on fuel set to take effect in January has hardened the resolve of many protesters, including in Reunion, one of the poorest parts of France.
Demonstrators there have blocked roads across the island over the past two weeks, crippling the local economy.
On the mainland, the government is bracing for further possible rioting when demonstrators return to the Champs-Elysees on Saturday to press their demands, which include a moratorium on fuel tax increases, an increase in the minimum wage and a national housing insulation plan.
The government has said it will allow the Champs-Elysees protest, but the avenue will be closed to traffic and protesters searched by police before being allowed onto the avenue.
Meanwhile in neighbouring Belgium, anti-riot officers used water cannon Friday to disperse stone-throwing "yellow vest" protesters who burned two police vehicles in the centre of Brussels.
Around 300 people demonstrated near major European Union buildings with some protesters throwing objects including cobblestones and pool table balls, a police spokeswoman said.
After being dispersed by water cannon, protesters set fire to two police vans.
When the 3% get too cocky, movements
like Les Gilets Jaunes will emerge. Hurrah
Date: December 2, 2018
Author: John Ward
There is no such thing as a seamless global élite. When two greedy élites stumble over each other’s knickers in a bid to pauperise the populace further, citizen action will occur. This is the real truth behind the success of les Gilets Jaunes.
For those of you unaware of the Gilets Jaunes, they are a group representing the French haulage business, lorry drivers fearful for their jobs, and a whole phalanx of other citizens who, for one reason or another, have caught on to the fact that President Emannuel Macron is a fraud, and more Antichrist than Centrist. The price of auto fuels in France rose 14% last year, and is set to rise 18% this year. For this reason alone, je suis un gilet jaune.
But there’s more to it than that.
Quite rapidly, they have become the national face of resistance to the growing power of the Alt State here. The banks having ensured that their man Macron got elected, it didn’t take long for the privatisations to start, and Macron to fall into line with EU migrancy “policy” – an acceptance of extra-EU immigration causing havoc across the continent. There are now some 30,000 illegal refugees occupying temporary camps in Paris’s St Denis alone, while the latest entry point – eastern and southern Spain – has seen a 40% rise in burglary and knife crime in Andalucia.
But Macronisation has ploughed ahead, with next year seeing the start of State powers to remove bank account deposits electronically “in order to improve the Trésor Public’s cash flow”.
And while Macron has abolished the Taxe D’Habitation, this was done to increase the control of Paris over local policies. The Mairie’s additional local tax on land (the foncière) has, in just three years on my property, gone from €418 to €1468. The sum disappeared from my bank account without warning two weeks ago….since when I have received a bill through the post asking for it again. The Macron régime is clearly learning from the UK’s crooked (and unaccountable) HMRC: this latter JCB for gold-digging now has a staggering £22 billion in dispute at Law where citizens claim fraud against the Treasury for demanding money with false support.
Meanwhile, what the Emperor MacroNapoleon giveth with the one hand, verily has He the divine right to take even more with the other. The slow boiling of the locustam marinam populi has been accelerated ever so carefully by a hidden hand on the gas. What one might call mobsters boiling lobsters. And in that context, the Gilets Jaunes (yellow vests) are a movement that has become the Resistance of the Hour.
We should therefore not be surprised that those around Macron have wasted no time, following a violent protest in Paris a week ago, trying to smear the Gilets with the political ordure of ‘Far Right’. This was news to the Republicans, who insisted they were Far Left. But now that the eternal opportunist Marine LePen has endorsed them, the smear is all the more effective.
I’ve experienced Gilets Jaunes actions four times now, and on no occasion have they struck me as political at all. The first time was when I exited the motorway north of Toulouse, and discovered my journey was (thanks to them) free of tolls. I signed their petition and spent ten minutes in good-humoured conversation with the group. They couldn’t have been nicer – and their point was clear: rising motorway tolls are just another hidden tax on the already struggling motorist.
Kate Hoey stated with clinical accuracy in 2016 that the fight for Brexit was “a battle between the People and the Establishment”. The Gilets Jaunes represent exactly the same trend towards what Brussels snearingly calls ‘populism’, and thinking critics call Citizen Democracy: right across Europe and the US, those subjected to disguised dictatorship are demanding the return of their civil right to say No. Here in France, a survey by the polling agency Elabe found that almost three-quarters of French voters approved of the protests, and that more than half of those who voted for Mr Macron support them. The scales, it seems, are falling from the eyes. And for the unelected everywhere, the signs are disturbing: the Gilet movement has spread to Italy and – would you believe? – Belgium.
We have a new round of EU elections coming up quite soon. Every last poll shows a massive swing towards this “populism” so disdainfully dismissed by Le Figaro, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian and all the rest of the blind media donkeys. Meanwhile, those in the élites who wish to listen in on every conversation and column they regard as seditious are, as always, hearing without listening.
Last month, a large EU-sponsored study among 8,000 EU citizens showed that over 60% of those interviewed wanted more democracy in relation to strategic policy decisions. Like so many sulking infants, the Commission refuses to even discuss it – and the European Parliament shows zero interest in debating it.