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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? 846 Race Jackson 01-Dec-18 23:44
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 223 Jock 02-Dec-18 01:17
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 216 muppedo 02-Dec-18 03:38
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 195 Jock 11-Dec-18 01:37
Re:UK police guns on the street.... 286 muppedo 02-Dec-18 03:58
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 184 Race Jackson 02-Dec-18 10:12
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 222 Brian Patterson 02-Dec-18 12:33
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 246 Borgia 02-Dec-18 14:25
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 181 Jock 02-Dec-18 20:37
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 176 adequatedane 03-Dec-18 14:02
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 248 solaremp 03-Dec-18 14:36
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 205 adequatedane 03-Dec-18 19:08
Oil prices 223 Race Jackson 04-Dec-18 00:16
French Protestors Chants 'We Want Trump' 201 adequatedane 03-Dec-18 19:03
Re: French Protestors Chants 'We Want Trump' 189 eli stills 04-Dec-18 14:34
Re: French Protestors Chants 'We Want Trump' 214 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 22:40
Re: French Protestors Chants 'We Want Trump' 185 eli stills 06-Dec-18 22:59
ROTFLMAO! 166 WhoWeird 08-Dec-18 19:03
Re: ROTFLMAO! 120 Jock 08-Dec-18 19:29
Re: ROTFLMAO! 127 WhoWeird 08-Dec-18 19:32
Only Took 5 Days 118 adequatedane 09-Dec-18 01:50
Re: Only Took 5 Days 131 Brian Patterson 09-Dec-18 03:31
Re: Only Took 5 Days 132 eli stills 09-Dec-18 06:39
It Was Such an Obvious Ploy 133 adequatedane 09-Dec-18 15:22
Re: It Was Such an Obvious Ploy 115 WhoWeird 09-Dec-18 15:27
It Was So Obvious 116 adequatedane 09-Dec-18 16:13
Re: It Was Such an Obvious Ploy 117 eli stills 09-Dec-18 16:45
Re: It Was Such an Obvious Ploy 127 WhoWeird 09-Dec-18 17:23
It was meant to Display Your Ignorance and Bias 139 adequatedane 09-Dec-18 18:11
Re: It was meant to Display Your Ignorance and Bias 115 WhoWeird 09-Dec-18 19:26
Re: It was meant to Display Your Ignorance and Bias 129 eli stills 09-Dec-18 20:13
Re: It was meant to Display Your Ignorance and Bias 123 adequatedane 10-Dec-18 05:01
“Thou doth protest too much.” 115 eli stills 10-Dec-18 06:05
Re: It was meant to Display Your Ignorance and Bias 127 adequatedane 10-Dec-18 05:03
Re: It was meant to Display Your Ignorance and Bias 113 eli stills 09-Dec-18 20:11
Re: It was meant to Display Your Ignorance and Bias 125 adequatedane 10-Dec-18 04:57
Re: It was meant to Display Your Ignorance and Bias 106 eli stills 10-Dec-18 06:10
Re: It was meant to Display Your Ignorance and Bias 160 adequatedane 10-Dec-18 12:27
ETA: Misplaced post 112 eli stills 14-Dec-18 22:25
Re: French Protestors Chants 'We Want Trump' 140 WhoWeird 14-Dec-18 22:32
Re: French Protestors Chants 'We Want Trump' 144 eli stills 14-Dec-18 22:43
Yellow Vests’ Riot in Paris, but Their Anger Is Rooted Deep in France 173 Eddie Larry 03-Dec-18 19:37
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 227 Archaic 03-Dec-18 20:33
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 189 adequatedane 03-Dec-18 21:13
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 181 muppedo 03-Dec-18 22:59
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 199 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 04:35
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 258 solaremp 04-Dec-18 19:19
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 174 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 22:42
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 184 muppedo 04-Dec-18 23:26
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 218 muppedo 04-Dec-18 23:28
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 182 muppedo 04-Dec-18 23:34
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 185 adequatedane 06-Dec-18 16:22
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 171 Archaic 05-Dec-18 21:32
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 217 solaremp 06-Dec-18 12:44
French Military Moving Troops into Paris? 224 adequatedane 06-Dec-18 20:49
Re: French Military Moving Troops into Paris? 204 Race Jackson 08-Dec-18 00:06
Re: French Military Moving Troops into Paris? 122 adequatedane 08-Dec-18 19:25
Seeing as French troops and cops are standing with the peasants... 143 Racho 10-Dec-18 18:10
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 125 Jock 11-Dec-18 20:03
Re: France Descending Into Civil War? 158 Jock 11-Dec-18 21:13


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