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This is the start of a revolution

Macron on the Brink: Water Cannon, Tear Gas, and Stun Grenades as ‘Yellow Jackets’ Storm Security Cordons

France’s uprising of the “yellow jackets”

Tear Gas and Water Cannons in Paris as Grass-Roots Protest Takes Aim at Macron

'There Is an Atmosphere of Civil War.' France's Yellow Jackets Are Driving Fury at Macron

"State of insurrection" as fuel tax riots engulf central Paris

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Unrest erupted in several towns and cities across France, from Charleville Mezieres in the northeast to Marseille in the south. In the Riviera city of Nice trucks blocked access to the airport, and in the central town of Puy-en-Velay the police headquarters was set on fire.

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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' worse than the mass strikes and occupation of universities and factories during the 1968 French Revolution 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.

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“There is an atmosphere of civil war,” said Thierry Paul Valette, a self-appointed spokesman for the movement, over lunch with TIME on Friday. “Macron has a big responsibility now. He can either calm the situation, or enflame it,” he says. “The president might be in Argentina. But he is not in exile.”

The links have many photos and videos. The main stream media in the USA has very little coverage of this. This movement seems to not be dying down, and is not restricted to Paris. Over the past few decades France has always had protests and strikes. This one appears to be different. It is not being driven by unions, or political groups. It is supported by most of the populace and is self organizing on social media. There are no clear leaders. It will be interesting to see if it dies down as winter comes, or if it becomes more violent as the French government fails to deal with the situation.

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France Descending Into Civil War? 727 Race Jackson 01-Dec-18 23:44
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 127 Jock 02-Dec-18 01:17
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 128 muppedo 02-Dec-18 03:38
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 97 Jock 11-Dec-18 01:37
Re:UK police guns on the street.... 128 muppedo 02-Dec-18 03:58
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 112 Race Jackson 02-Dec-18 10:12
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 127 Brian Patterson 02-Dec-18 12:33
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 138 Borgia 02-Dec-18 14:25
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 111 Jock 02-Dec-18 20:37
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 110 adequatedane 03-Dec-18 14:02
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 155 solaremp 03-Dec-18 14:36
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 109 adequatedane 03-Dec-18 19:08
Oil prices 117 Race Jackson 04-Dec-18 00:16
French Protestors Chants 'We Want Trump' 135 adequatedane 03-Dec-18 19:03
Re: French Protestors Chants 'We Want Trump' 111 eli stills 04-Dec-18 14:34
Re: French Protestors Chants 'We Want Trump' 111 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 22:40
Re: French Protestors Chants 'We Want Trump' 112 eli stills 06-Dec-18 22:59
ROTFLMAO! 86 WhoWeird 08-Dec-18 19:03
Re: ROTFLMAO! 67 Jock 08-Dec-18 19:29
Re: ROTFLMAO! 72 WhoWeird 08-Dec-18 19:32
Only Took 5 Days 73 adequatedane 09-Dec-18 01:50
Re: Only Took 5 Days 81 Brian Patterson 09-Dec-18 03:31
Re: Only Took 5 Days 67 eli stills 09-Dec-18 06:39
It Was Such an Obvious Ploy 82 adequatedane 09-Dec-18 15:22
Re: It Was Such an Obvious Ploy 62 WhoWeird 09-Dec-18 15:27
It Was So Obvious 61 adequatedane 09-Dec-18 16:13
Re: It Was Such an Obvious Ploy 63 eli stills 09-Dec-18 16:45
Re: It Was Such an Obvious Ploy 62 WhoWeird 09-Dec-18 17:23
It was meant to Display Your Ignorance and Bias 66 adequatedane 09-Dec-18 18:11
Re: It was meant to Display Your Ignorance and Bias 61 WhoWeird 09-Dec-18 19:26
Re: It was meant to Display Your Ignorance and Bias 67 eli stills 09-Dec-18 20:13
Re: It was meant to Display Your Ignorance and Bias 69 adequatedane 10-Dec-18 05:01
“Thou doth protest too much.” 58 eli stills 10-Dec-18 06:05
Re: It was meant to Display Your Ignorance and Bias 70 adequatedane 10-Dec-18 05:03
Re: It was meant to Display Your Ignorance and Bias 64 eli stills 09-Dec-18 20:11
Re: It was meant to Display Your Ignorance and Bias 58 adequatedane 10-Dec-18 04:57
Re: It was meant to Display Your Ignorance and Bias 61 eli stills 10-Dec-18 06:10
Re: It was meant to Display Your Ignorance and Bias 74 adequatedane 10-Dec-18 12:27
ETA: Misplaced post 59 eli stills 14-Dec-18 22:25
Re: French Protestors Chants 'We Want Trump' 68 WhoWeird 14-Dec-18 22:32
Re: French Protestors Chants 'We Want Trump' 87 eli stills 14-Dec-18 22:43
Yellow Vests’ Riot in Paris, but Their Anger Is Rooted Deep in France 100 Eddie Larry 03-Dec-18 19:37
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 115 Archaic 03-Dec-18 20:33
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 106 adequatedane 03-Dec-18 21:13
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 101 muppedo 03-Dec-18 22:59
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 108 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 04:35
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 143 solaremp 04-Dec-18 19:19
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 88 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 22:42
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 97 muppedo 04-Dec-18 23:26
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 106 muppedo 04-Dec-18 23:28
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 104 muppedo 04-Dec-18 23:34
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 107 adequatedane 06-Dec-18 16:22
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 105 Archaic 05-Dec-18 21:32
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 129 solaremp 06-Dec-18 12:44
French Military Moving Troops into Paris? 123 adequatedane 06-Dec-18 20:49
Re: French Military Moving Troops into Paris? 116 Race Jackson 08-Dec-18 00:06
Re: French Military Moving Troops into Paris? 78 adequatedane 08-Dec-18 19:25
Seeing as French troops and cops are standing with the peasants... 81 Racho 10-Dec-18 18:10
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 72 Jock 11-Dec-18 20:03
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 91 Jock 11-Dec-18 21:13


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