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    France fuel protests: Macron calls urgent security meeting - BBC News
    Thread title is self-explanatory.Have to admit a bias here. Though a mild Francophile my loathing of Macron knows no bounds so his current discomfort is as predictable as it is welcome. His vapid bleatings recently about what constituted patriotism and nationalism exposed him as an empty-headed cipher and quotes included in BBC link suggest the French people have finally rumbled him as the elitist/globalist spiv that he is. As you sow so shall ye reap and it seems Macron is on a collision course with Karma.Just wondering how bad posters think it will get and whether Macron might be toast.The idiot is not for turning and says he is going to press on with his dumb carbon taxes. Reports of the riots are dramatic and suggest a furious populace. Place de la Concorde bound? Well the French? They do have a bloody history when it comes to this sort of thing.
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    Things as they should be. The government fearing the people.

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    A shower of vandals and thugs isn't going to affect France anymore than they would in any country. They should introduce a one month super tax on everyone to cover the cost of the policing and the vandalism/damage. That'll shut the fringe fanatics up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niall996 View Post
    A shower of vandals and thugs isn't going to affect France anymore than they would in any country. They should introduce a one month super tax on everyone to cover the cost of the policing and the vandalism/damage. That'll shut the fringe fanatics up.
    Yeah, but protesters sound like every day Joes.

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    Actually it would probably spark massive civil upheaval. Seeing as the Gilets Jaunes currently record 70%-80% support from the general public in France.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wagmore View Post
    Yeah, but protesters sound like every day Joes.
    Every day Joes tend not to deface the monument to their dead soldiers who fought for their right to march peacefully. There are burnt out cars everywhere probably with precious personal items inside destroyed forever, shops smashed to bits, bus shelters smashed, electric charge points for electric cars smashed to bits, Christmas trees ripped apart, just a mess. the French are waking up to the thugs in the yellow jackets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumpy Talbot View Post
    Actually it would probably spark massive civil upheaval. Seeing as the Gilets Jaunes currently record 70%-80% support from the general public in France.
    It stated off like that but the thugs infiltrated and have made it into something else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niall996 View Post
    A shower of vandals and thugs isn't going to affect France anymore than they would in any country. They should introduce a one month super tax on everyone to cover the cost of the policing and the vandalism/damage. That'll shut the fringe fanatics up.
    Thing is, despite elements trying to paint them as such, the yellow vests are not really thugs and vandals. For the most part they are normal working Joe's....and the way that movement has developed is really interesting. France loves a good protest, quite often for strange old reasons but this one seems.a bit different. There are no real leaders or figure heads to it for starters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepness View Post
    Thing is, despite elements trying to paint them as such, the yellow vests are not really thugs and vandals. For the most part they are normal working Joe's....and the way that movement has developed is really interesting. France loves a good protest, quite often for strange old reasons but this one seems.a bit different. There are no real leaders or figure heads to it for starters.
    The usual anti capitalist lunatic fringe have taken over. It's now a whole different ball game. France is waking up today seeing the Arc and the flame to the unknown soldier section covered in grafitti. That isn't going to go down well with the French. There's a difference between even 'robust' protest, a bit of push and shove with the cops, and a rabble running around mindlessly smashing the place up.
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