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Dec 08 10:06

Police Use Tear Gas as Yellow Vests Protests Rock Paris for 4th Week (VIDEO)

The so-called "Yellow Vests" protests, named after the reflective vests all French drivers are required to keep in their cars, have been ongoing in France since November 17.

Despite French President Emmanuel Macron's announcement that he was abandoning a proposed fuel tax, "Yellow Vests" protests continue under the banner "All to the Elysee" on Saturday, December 8 in Paris, a reference to the Elysee Palace, where the president of the republic officially resides.

Earlier, authorities announced that they would close the Eiffel Tower on the day of the upcoming December 8 demonstration, citing safety concerns. The Louvre, the Delacroix arts museum and the Tuileries Garden will be closed as well.

Dec 08 09:53

Israeli Scammers Swindle 3000 French of $20 Million, Many Other Countries - No Wonder Macron Is Hated

Macron was created, elected, and is propped-up by Jewish finance and media.

"Investigations reveal a pattern of Israeli officials stone-walling efforts to stop the perpetrators of massive financial swindles in various countries, from Europe to the US to the Philippines… While some Israeli reporters work to expose the scams, a new one is already underway."

Dec 08 09:52

Macron's 'Hard Ball Play' Failed, Provoked Backlash From Protesters - Scholar

8000 extra police are to be deployed to the streets of Paris this weekend, as part of 89,000 gendarmes deployed nationwide in anticipation of further protests by the Yellow Vests movement. This is despite a government U-turn on its plans to scrap a proposed rise in fuel tax along with a gas price hike.

The Yellow Vests movement now goes beyond protesting the fuel tax rise and is uniting people from all walks of life against the President Emmanuel Macron, who they consider to be out of touch with the average French worker. His package of reforms which he has pushed through the Senate since he came to power have hit the vulnerable in French society the most, and as he sought to boost businesses and the economy.

Le Pen Says Ongoing Crisis in France Can Be Resolved Only by Political Means

Dec 08 09:50

Nationalists Are Burning Federal Buildings and Degenerate Art Museums in France

The rank and file police and military sympathize with the conservative nationalist demonstrators, and are standing down, and even supporting them in some cases.

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Dec 08 09:49

Macron Disappears as France Locks Down for Weekend Violence.

Dec 08 09:48

Macron must LEARN from Trump: EU's future hinges on ability to quash angry REVOLT

The pro-EU technocrat promised to unite a divided France as he beat right-wing populist Marine Le Pen, making him the youngest French head of state since Napoleon. The 40-year former investment banker had never held office before becoming President but the European Union was hopeful he could usher in a new dawn with France at the heart of it. But his dreams of an EU army and Eurozone reform are becoming more distant as days go by, thanks to a unique and violent uprising that has recently emerged.

The so-called “yellow jackets” are frustrated with the increasing price of fuel, tax and the cost of living, and they have made their voices heard – literally leaving Paris in flames.

The movement is born out of small working class French towns, whose people are highly suspicious of Mr Macron’s bold initiatives aimed at pleasing the metropolitan elite and bankers of Paris.

Dec 08 09:37

They're Coming To Paris In Attack Mode - This Is A Revolution Folks!

Dec 08 09:36

THE BEGINNING TO AN END

The disease that caused this yellow vest revolution is the “40-40-40 SYNDROME” where the people work 40 hours a week, at a job they hate, for 40 years of their life, in hopes they will make 40% of what they could not afford to live on in the first place.

Dec 08 09:30

French police arrest 700 people protesting against govt. across France

Dec 07 09:22

Israel furious as prestigious French human rights award goes to B’Tselem, Al-Haq

Israeli and Palestinian human rights groups B’Tselem and Al-Haq have both received a prestigious French award, prompting a furious response from Israeli officials.

The five laureates of the 2018 Human Rights Prize of the French Republic were announced on Wednesday, an award which honours individuals or organisations that promote human rights.

The award ceremony will take place at the Ministry of Justice in Paris on 10 December, on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Attendees will include French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe and Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet.

Dec 07 09:09

France braces for 'ULTRA-VIOLENT' protests, with 89,000 cops on the streets and shops boarded up as demonstrators vent fury at Macron's reforms despite the President caving in to Yellow Vest demands

France is bracing for 'ultra-violent' protests' this weekend with 89,000 police on the streets and shops boarded up as demonstrators vent their fury at President Emmanuel Macron's reforms.

A dozen armoured cars equipped with machine guns will also patrol parts of Paris as the French government attempts to avoid urban warfare tomorrow amid fears thousands will bring chaos to the streets.

The Yellow Vests – fuel price protesters named after their high visibility jackets – will be joined by groups from the far-Right and the hard-Left in a mass show of anger against Macron's administration on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Eiffel Tower will be closed, 8,000 police officers will be deployed in the French capital alone and 14 'high-risk' sectors will be cleared out - including one containing the world-renowned and glitzy Champs-Elysees avenue.

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Dec 07 08:35

Child rioters as young as 12 are among 153 arrested at a SINGLE French high school as astonishing footage shows suspects kneeling with their hands behind their heads as police bark out commands

Child rioters as young as 12 were among 153 arrested at a single high school in France as the country's law and order crisis intensified.

Astonishing video of police guarding the youngsters from the Lycée Saint-Exupéry, in Mante-la-Jolie, some 30 miles west of Paris, was on Friday posted on numerous social media platforms.

The children and teenagers have their hands behind their heads and are on their knees, while some have their faces pushed up against a wall.

Dec 07 08:34

That Aged Badly: Macron Worship Turns Sour as Protests Intensify

With France brought to its knees by the country’s worst unrest in half a century, as citizens protested Emmanuel Macron, there will be increasing concern amongst the globalist establishment over the future of the French president they hailed as the saviour of Europe.

Reports have showed a country in chaos over the past three weeks, with hundreds of people wounded and a number killed in anti-government protests which, despite disruption and violence, enjoy wide support from a large majority of the population.

Against so-called green taxes and a major squeeze in French workers’ cost of living, the Yellow Jackets movement represents “a rejection of all things Macron”, admitted the liberal U.S. magazine Slate this week.

Dec 07 08:32

Radicals Want to Overthrow French Gov't Via Yellow Vest Protests - Spokesman

French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux believes that radical forces are attempting to use the "yellow vest" protest movement as an instrument to overthrow the French government.

"Obviously, this is organized. Politicized and radical elements are trying to turn this movement into an instrument. They want to overthrow the government," Griveaux said in an interview with Le Parisien newspaper, asked about whether the protesters had any particular goal staging action near the Elysee Palace.

Dec 07 08:30

MACRON CRISIS: President may be replaced by ARMY GENERAL - 'right-wing is REAL WINNER'

EMMANUEL Macron could be replaced by a French Army General as tensions between the French President and the so-called "yellow vests" fail to subside, claimed former MEP Daniel Cohn-Bendit.

Dec 07 08:26

Army on the way to Paris? PHOTOS & VIDEOS of French armored vehicles on the move emerge online

Photos and videos of armored vehicles allegedly approaching Paris to be deployed during Saturday’s protests have appeared on Twitter. Earlier, the French PM promised military police vehicles at the rallies.
Even though the government dropped the fuel tax hike after mass protests last week, the Yellow Vests will still march on December 8.

On Thursday evening, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe promised 8,000 additional officers in Paris and 89,000 nationwide to be deployed during the protests. He also announced that “a dozen armored vehicles” belonging to the French Gendarmerie will be rolling on the streets of the City of Lights.

Dec 06 10:50

France Abandons Fuel Tax Increase After Weeks of Protest

The French government has totally abandoned the planned increase in fuel taxes that have sparked massive, weeks-long protests across the country. The news comes one day after Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the tax hike would be delayed for six months from its planned January 2019 rollout.

"The government is ready for dialogue and is showing it because this tax increase has been dropped from the 2019 budget bill," Philippe told the National Assembly Wednesday.

Dec 06 10:49

French Police Union Calls on Police to Join Yellow Vests' Protests

After the surge in fuel prices in France, the so-called Yellow Vests movement has held protests, calling firstly on the government to lower the prices, and then also on French President Emmanuel Macron to resign. On Wednesday, the French National Assembly approved a moratorium on the planned fuel price hike.

The French labour union Vigi has called on its members working in the national police and in the Ministry of the Interior to start an indefinite strike on Saturday, joining the Yellow Vests movement. The statement was placed on Vigi's Facebook page on Wednesday.

"The demands made by the Yellow Vests movement related to all of us. The time to organize legally and express solidarity with them for the benefit of all has come", Vigi's post reads.

Dec 06 10:24

French parliament’s left parties to discuss vote of no confidence against government

At least three left-wing parties at the French parliament have agreed to discuss a vote of no confidence against the government amid sweeping protests, against Macron’s policies, which have gripped the country.

Among those planning to question Emmanuel Macron’s leadership is La France Insoumise party whose leader Jean-Luc Melenchon has long been a vocal critic of the current government.

Dec 06 09:38

Elysee fears ‘putschists’, coup attempt during Yellow Vests protests this weekend – media

With more Yellow Vests protests approaching this weekend Elysee Palace is worried about a possible coup attempt. Calls have been made to attack parliamentarians and police forces, French media report.

Even though the French government abandoned the fuel tax hike after sweeping protests, the movement still calls upon its followers to gather on December 8. “The Act IV” will be held under the motto “we stay on our course.” The Facebook event has already counted 6,000 people who wish to participate and 22,000 others who are “interested.”

Dec 05 19:06

French Citizens Want Cheaper Energy, not Global Warming Elitism

Op-Ed by David Unsworth

Diesel moves France. Whereas in the United States diesel is increasingly a rarity used mainly to fuel heavy trucks, drivers in France and much of Europe have diesel cars. In past generations, diesel was believed to be more environmentally friendly. Today, it turns out that is not the case. Diesel is actually far worse for the environment than traditional gasoline.

This weekend, anger over a 6 percent increase on diesel taxes led to the largest and most violent protests France has seen since the 1960s. The “gilets jaunes” (or yellow vests in English) are so named because they don reflective bright yellow-colored vests that all French motorists are required to have in their vehicles when they take to the streets...

Dec 05 17:15

France's Yellow Vest movement strikes a victory for working people across the EU

The French government’s decision to suspend the proposed levy on fuel was a victory for the French people, whose tradition of fighting and struggling for the right to a quality of life consistent with human dignity is centuries old.

In forcing Macron – whose disregard for those at the sharp end of the neoliberal god he worships has been inordinate – to back down, the Yellow Vest movement has rendered working people throughout the EU a great and significant service, reminding them that passivity in the face of injustice only succeeds in inviting more injustice.

Macron’s initial ‘let them eat cake’ refusal to countenance backing down (before, that is, he did back down), proclaiming with the bombast of the mouse to the cat that “People complaining about rising fuel prices are the same ones who complain about pollution and how their children suffer,” will follow him all the way to his resignation or the next French presidential election, whichever comes first.

Dec 05 16:51

Rebel in Paris: Tear gas and flames sign of coming “revolution"

Dec 05 11:16

What is Really Happening in France?

Dec 05 11:06

Will Paris Riots Scuttle Climate Accord?

Yet, though confidence may abound in Katowice that the world will meet the goals set down in Paris in 2015, the global environmentalists seem to be losing momentum and losing ground.

Consider what happened this weekend in France.

Saturday, rage over a fuel tax President Emmanuel Macron has proposed to cut carbon emissions brought mobs into the heart of Paris, where they battled police, burned cars, looted, smashed show windows of elite stores such as Dior and Chanel, and desecrated the Arc de Triomphe.

In solidarity with the Paris rioters, protests in other French cities erupted.

Virulently anti-elite, the protesters say they cannot make ends meet with the present burdens on the working and middle class.

Specifically, what the rioters seem to be saying is this:

We cannot see the benefits you are promising to future generations from cutting carbon emissions. And we cannot survive the taxes you are imposing on us in the here and now.

Dec 05 10:36

France's Meltdown, Macron's Disdain

On November 11th, French President Emmanuel Macron commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I by inviting seventy heads of state to organize a costly, useless, grandiloquent "Forum of Peace" that did not lead to anything. He also invited US President Donald Trump, and then chose to insult him. In a pompous speech, Macron -- knowing that a few days earlier, Donald Trump had defined himself as a nationalist committed to defending America -- invoked "patriotism"; then defined it, strangely, as "the exact opposite of nationalism"; then called it "treason".

Dec 05 10:36

Farage: Macron ‘Virtue Signals’ to the World, Is ‘Disconnected’ from the French People

Brexit architect Nigel Farage has condemned France’s President Emmanuel Macron for spending more time “virtue signalling” to the world than connecting with his own people, which he said has resulted in the escalation of violence at Yellow Vest protests.

The Member of European Parliament and former UKIP leader told Trish Regan on Fox News Business Monday that while the Yellow Vest protests began with the issue of ‘green’ taxes, in its third week it has evolved to express dissatisfaction with the global ruling elite, specifically 40-year-old President Macron.

“What we saw in the last couple of days was the third week, now, of these protests and a level of violence not seen in France since the student uprising in 1968,” Mr Farage said, “so it would appear that these protests are gaining momentum.”

Dec 05 10:30

France's "Yellow Vest" revolution exposes globalist puppet Macron

Dec 05 10:29

Macron Blinks: France Suspends Fuel Tax Hike After "Yellow Vest" Riots... But It's Not Enough

Despite French President Emmanuel Macron letting his people "eat cake" with a six-month suspension of the government's new "climate change" fuel taxes, the so-called "Yellow Vest" movement which has been protesting throughout France for more than three weeks is still spitting mad.

Dec 04 15:13

The Real Significance Of The French Tax Revolt

At some point, it is too much. Just as the citizens suffering under Soviet rule finally said no more, the people suffering under social-democratic rule might someday do the same. Observers have waited decades to see reforms that might forestall such a thing. Reforms haven’t happened. Now the people are in the streets, setting fires and protesting the police. -- And it’s not just France. It’s spreading to Belgium and the Netherlands – the building of a European Spring. -- What we see in Paris today might be the end of social democracy as we know it. What comes in its place is what the battle of ideas today is really about.

Dec 04 11:49

No French Revolution in America

More than 80% of the people of France—ordinary working people, not the professional bureaucrate class—support the “gilets jaunes,” the yellow vests in the street protesting against the globalist policies of Emmanuel Macron, defender of the mega-wealthy and upholder of EU progressivism.

The establishment media in the US and Europe are focusing on the violence of the protests—including vandalism of the Arc de Triomphe (which is a monument to war and French colonialism)—and underplaying the political and economic complaints central to the demonstrations.

Dec 04 10:07

Riot police clash with ambulance drivers in France in latest anti-government protest

Paramedics today clashed with riot police in France as dozens of ambulances joined ongoing anti-government protests.

The vehicles blocked a bridge leading to the National Assembly in Paris on Monday.

Lines of riot police officers stood in the rain to prevent the ambulance workers from getting too close to the building.

Ambulance drivers were also pictured facing off with officers during a demonstration at the Place de la Concorde.

Dec 04 10:07

Revolt Against Globalism

The Great Awakening is happening right now. Human beings are tired of the corruption, destruction and manipulation of the ruling class elite (RCE). The mainstream media, which is a pawn of the RCE, is constantly trying to distract us, they use divisive issues to create collective emotional responses, often violent, in their ‘victim’ Proletariat class.

Racism, sexism, transsexual rights are all tools to control the proletariat with a constant supply of manufactured emotional cues. The government maintains control with these type of issues, pushing them to the forefront, dividing our society into tiny pieces, division being the prime tool of the RCE. With maximum emotional distraction at play, the populace forgets what truly matters, the one thing everyone has in common: economics rights.

Dec 04 09:45

A Quick Look at the Recent French Protests

Dec 04 09:21

The Real Significance of the French Tax Revolt

By Peter C. Earle

The gilets jaunes (Yellow Jacket) anti-tax riots in France escalated over the past weekend, again citing the impact of higher taxes on fossil fuels – and high levels of taxation in general – on everyday life. French citizens, already subject to the highest taxes in the OECD, are being crushed by both new and systematically increasing taxes, and have taken to the streets by the hundreds of thousands in a “citizen’s revolution”. Recommendations to declare a state of emergency have for the time being been tabled.

With no sense of irony whatsoever, in a press conference on Saturday French President Emmanuel Macron stated: “I will never accept violence.”

Yet violence is the core component of his chosen vocation as a statesman...

Dec 04 09:07

France introduces 6-month moratorium on fuel tax increases

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has announced a six-month suspension of the fuel tax hike which triggered massive unrest across the country, saying the measure is aimed at stopping the violence and restoring public order.

Dec 04 09:05

Macron On Edge As Up To 120,000 Angry "Yellow Vests" Prepare To Storm The Bastille

French President Emmanuel Macron may institute emergency tax cuts in an attempt to stem violent protests which have gripped France for three weeks, according to Bloomberg.

The government is increasingly worried that the economy, alongside its own political fortunes, is threatened by demonstrations against fuel taxes that have spiraled into a push-back against Macron’s policies.

Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said the impact of the riots was “severe,” and left a meeting of finance ministers in Brussels to return to Paris for crisis talks with colleagues. -Bloomberg

Dec 04 08:59

‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters Aren’t May 1968 Students, They’re Sans-Culottes

What began as a spontaneous explosion of anger at a surge in fuel prices set by the French government last month has become a nationwide conflagration called the “Gilets Jaunes” or “Yellow Vests” after the reflective safety clothing item. Showing no signs of stopping, its demands and base have expanded amid state intransigence.

Hundreds of thousands of French people have joined the protests since November 17, many of them peaceful but with an increasingly visible and large part of them becoming riots. Over 70 percent of French people polled said they support the movement, although an even higher percentage said they disapproved of the violence, which is mostly centered in Paris.

Dec 04 08:57

Great Coverage of Astounding 'Yellow Vest' Violence From Russian TV: 'Macron Might Have to Resign'

The French really shot themselves in the foot by electing Macron in the first place and now the people are rioting in protest of his policies. They are getting so extreme that it appears Macron may even be forced to resign. But are these legitimate grassroots protests?

The host points out that this protest looks remarkably similar to ‘color revolutions’ that the US has been known to produce, which could make sense since they started shortly after Macron announced plans for a European Army to succeed US-led NATO.

Regardless, Macron is immensely unpopular with an approval rating around 25%, while the protestors enjoy massive public approval.

Dec 04 08:56

Revolution in Ukraine? Yes, please! Revolution in France? Rule of law!

When violent protests shook Kiev in 2013, Western analysts and leaders quickly threw their support behind the anti-government ‘revolution’ — but after weeks of Yellow Vest protests in France, the reaction has been very different.

While Western governments and commentators denounced the Ukrainian government of Viktor Yanukovych and urged that he give in to protesters’ demands five years ago, this time around, they are denouncing the French protesters and urging President Emmanuel Macron, whose popularity stands at about 25 percent, to stand firm against dissatisfied citizens.

Dec 04 08:55

French students block high schools, burn cars and throw stones at police amid massive protests

While still reeling from the recent violent fuel protests, France has been hit by another wave of nationwide riots. Crowds of angry students have blocked schools across France in protest against the education reform.

Thousands of high school students flooded the streets of French cities on Monday, their protest quickly turning violent. Angry youths, who initially came out following the call of the National Union of High School Students (UNL), started erecting barricades and burning cars.

Dec 04 08:37

France-Israel propaganda “season” ends in failure

A major propaganda effort sponsored by the French and Israeli governments has been a failure, Israeli officials are acknowledging.

The so-called Saison France-Israël, or France-Israel Season, was a series of hundreds of “cultural” events backed by both governments, running for six months until the end of November.

“We were hoping that culture would have a diplomatic impact. We put an enormous amount of money into this operation, which had zero success regarding Israel’s image in France, or that of France here,” an Israeli diplomatic source told the newspaper Le Monde last week.

BDS France, a group that supports the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign, is celebrating the admission of failure as a victory for activism in support of Palestinian rights.

Dec 03 10:54

The Worst Riots In Generations Sparked In Paris. Here's Why.

Violent protests ravaged Paris, France on Saturday when French citizens became upset about rising taxes and the high cost of living, USA Today reported. According to police, 133 were injured and 412 were arrested. This isn't the first time violent protests hit the capital. In fact, this is the third straight weekend that violence has taken place in Paris. The violence initially began on Nov. 17th when a gas tax increase was announced. The riots that took place this weekend, however, have been considered to be the worst one in a generation.

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday visited the Arc de Triomphe monument, which was graffitied during the riots. Macron vowed to hold those responsible for the damage accountable.

Dec 03 10:10

France In Chaos; Macron Mulling State Of Emergency Amid "Yellow Vest" Protests; "All Options" Considered

French President Emmanuel Macron will hold an emergency meeting of senior ministers on Sunday following the worst unrest Paris has seen in decades on Saturday.

Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux told France's Europe 1 radio that a state of emergency may be imposed to prevent "serious outbursts of violence" after thousands of masked "Yellow Vest" protesters fought with police, and set fires to cars, houses and banks in the worst disturbances France's capital has seen since 1968, when Macron's wife was fifteen - the same age the French president was when they met.

Griveaux had indicated the Macron administration was considering imposing a state of emergency. The president was open to dialogue, he said, but would not reverse policy reforms.

“We won’t change course. We are certain of that,” he told Europe 1 radio. -Reuters

Dec 03 09:58

Marine Le Pen Offers Hardline Solution to France's 'Yellow Vest' Crisis

The last time France's National Assembly was dissolved was over twenty years ago, but Le Pen claims that now is the time for action as France is suffering from violence unseen in years. Emmanuel Macron decision to increase fuel taxes stirred tensions in the country; the president stood by it, angering protesters and provoking clashes with police.

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's right-wing National Rally party, proposed to dissolve the lower chamber of the French Parliament and hold new parliamentary elections amid the ongoing massive protests against rising fuel prices.

"It is necessary to implement proportional representation and dissolve the National Assembly in order to hold new proportional elections," she said in an interview with TV channel France 3 which aired on Sunday, adding that the authorities have no choice in the current situation.

Dec 03 09:57

DOMINIC LAWSON: Why it's hard not to gloat at the travails of the strutting French president who called Brexiteers liars

We mustn't gloat about the public uprising in Paris. Some of it has involved setting fire to buildings. And there are some pretty unpleasant types among the demonstrators.

But when I consider how much of a blow this might be to President Macron's plans to exploit Brexit at the UK's expense, I can't help but feel a frisson of schadenfreude.

Macron, a former banker, had set out to persuade the British financial sector to move en masse from London to Paris, partly on the argument that the French capital would be a much more congenial place to live, after the City of London had been cut out of the regulatory embrace and privileges of the European single market.

Dec 03 09:57

Macron at a crossroads with rising riots and protests over gasoline and nuclear

In recent days, President Macron of France has had to face interesting though critical unrests from both the consumers of gasoline and at the same time from workers of TOTAL refineries and where the nuclear energy also is at the center of the debate, all these issues coming at a bad moment for Macron presidency and where the EU main axis of Berlin and Paris is under important stress with Merkel leaving power soon.

Dec 03 09:56

Macron Considers State of Emergency After France Experiences Worst Civil Unrest Since 1968

French President Emmanuel Macron is considering imposing a state of emergency in France after violent protests in Paris saw the Arc de Triomphe vandalised and hundreds of arrests.

President Macron was met with jeers and calls for his resignation by bystanders as he toured the damage along the Champs-Élysée on Sunday morning after his return from G20 in Buenos Aires.

Macron visited the Arc de Triomphe which was vandalised with graffiti that read “Macron resign” and “Yellow Vests will triumph” after the capital experienced its third straight weekend of civil unrest over rising taxes linked to the progressive president’s climate change programme.

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Dec 03 09:52

BREAKING: WATCH: Paris: A group of French police officers remove their helmets to show solidarity with the French people against President Emmanuel Macron, as anti Macron protests continue throughout France.

BREAKING: WATCH: Paris: A group of French police officers remove their helmets to show solidarity with the French people against President Emmanuel Macron, as anti Macron protests continue throughout France.

Dec 03 09:49

Macron is a disaster: Approval rating drops to new low of 23%

President Emanuel Macron seems to be taking the lead balloon approach to popularity. His approval rating has been in free-fall and has dropped another (-3) to a shockingly new low of 23 per cent in Viavoice’s 29 November poll.

In fact, as a favour to Mr. Macron, I will share the only number of his that is on the incline, his DISAPPROVAL rating is skyrocketing to 69 per cent!

Dec 03 09:48

IN IMAGES, IN PICTURES. Pau: Yellow vests and police face to face

Nearly a thousand yellow vests and police met in front of the town hall of Pau, around 18:30 Saturday night. No clashes, but some damage on the facade of the City Hall.

Dec 03 09:43

French Ambulance Staff Protesting Days After ‘Yellow Vests’ Unrest

Dozens of people, including 48 police officers, were wounded during the unrest caused by the "yellow vests" protests over the weekend in southwestern France. Lately, the country has been engulfed by rallies as people are enraged by the move to raise the direct tax on diesel fuel.

At least a hundred paramedics blocked traffic at the Place de la Concorde (8th district) Monday morning in Paris to demand the suspension of medical transport finance reform.

Dec 03 09:42

Macron is considering a #stateofemergency to respond to protests in Paris

Watch the firefighters he will rely on turn their backs to their elected reps & political elite before walking out. They have had enough too.

Dec 02 14:27

France is out of control

Dec 02 11:15

'This is the start of a revolution': Paris rioters steal police assault rifle, torch dozens of cars and vow to 'stay in the streets until Christmas' as fuel protests continue into the night and spread across France - and even to Holland

The centre of Paris was on lockdown tonight after masked protesters stole an assault rifle from police, clashed with riot squads and set fire to cars and Christmas trees on the Champs-Elysees in furious demonstrations against the French government.

Protesters said today's actions were 'the start of a revolution' that would eclipse the mass strikes and occupation of universities and factories in1968 when the country was on the cusp of civil war.

Fires and clouds of tear gas covered the French capital from early morning until late in the evening, in some of the worst violence ever seen in the French capital as more than 5,000 demonstrators brought chaos to Paris for the second week running.

Dec 01 09:34

French President to Saudi Crown Prince: ‘You Never Listen to Me’

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday reportedly insisted that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman include international experts in the investigation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, noting that the crown prince never heeds his words.

The comments were made in a private conversation between two leaders during the ongoing G20 summit Friday, Reuters reported.

“You never listen to me,” Macron is heard saying in English in footage posted by the Saudi Gazette newspaper. “No I will listen of course,” bin Salman said in English, then bursting into a laugh. Macron continued the conversation, saying he is “a man of my word.”

Nov 30 07:28

Renault-Nissan Scandal Reaches Fever Pitch Ahead of Macron-Abe Meeting

The recent arrest of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn over suspected financial misconduct has put the 19-year alliance between the French and Japanese automotive giants under immense strain.

Elysee Palace has confirmed that French President Emmanuel Macron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would meet Friday at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires to discuss the Ghosn case, Reuters has reported, citing a palace official.

Earlier Friday, Japanese media reported that ex-Nissan Motor Co chairman Carlos Ghosn's incarceration would be extended for another 10 days, following his arrest November 19 along with fellow alleged co-conspirator Greg Kelly, another Nissan director, on fraud charges. Prosecutors accuse Ghosn of deliberately understating his salary by some 3 billion yen ($27 million) between 2015 and 2017, a crime which may land him in prison for up to 10 years.

Nov 29 10:25

Riots, low ratings … where did it all go wrong for Emmanuel Macron?

The French president hasn’t just lost his touch, he is enabling the populism he was supposed to defeat

Nov 29 10:25

Macron calls to fight Europe's nationalist "leprosy"

French President Emmanuel Macron warned that a nationalist "leprosy" was spreading across Europe, similar to the time between the two World Wars. In an interview Thursday, he called to "fight back" nationalism, and also for less dependence on foreign powers for Europe's security.

French President Emmanuel Macron has warned Europe of a return to the 1930s because of the spread of a nationalist "leprosy" across the continent, in an interview published Thursday.

Nov 29 10:18

Germany calls for France to handover its permanent UN Security Council seat to the EU to 'give bloc more sway'

Germany has called for France to give up its permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council so it can be turned into an 'EU seat'.

Finance minister Olaf Scholz said he recognised the move would 'take some convincing in Paris', but added that it would be a 'bold and smart goal'.

It comes after the leaders of France and Germany backed the creation of an EU army, a proposal Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has described as 'crazy'.

Nov 29 10:05

Facebook ‘censors’ Macron pic for violating rules against ‘nudity & sexual acts’

A widely mocked photo of the French president posing with a reported cocaine dealer and his middle finger-flipping cousin is purportedly being blocked on Facebook for violating the site’s rules against “nudity and sexual acts.”

French netizens are claiming that attempts to share the photograph – which was snapped during Emmanuel Macron’s PR-disastrous visit to the island nation of Saint Martin – are being thwarted by the social media giant.

One Frenchman testified on Twitter that he tried to post the photograph along with a snarky caption (“Funny way to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Fifth Republic”) on Facebook – but that his internet masterpiece was prevented from going public. “Reason: Nudity! These people are crazy,” the tweet added.

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