Frankrijk: De opstand van de gele vestjes

Vandaag, zaterdag 8 december 2018, trekt de bevolking van Frankrijk op naar Parijs om te demonstreren tegen de hoge belastingen, de lage lonen, de verhoging van de pensioenleeftijd plus de verlaging van de pensioenen en andere vormen van bezuiniging die neerkomen op armoede voor de bevolking en de verrijking van de aandeelhouders van de grote corporaties door verlaging van de vennootschapsbelasting. Deze problemen zijn niet uniek voor Frankrijk, al is de belastingdruk daar iets hoger dan hier. Het beleid om de winsten van de grote bedrijven te verhogen en de levensstandaard van de bevolking te verlagen is in heel Europa al jaren gaande. In Nederland gebeurt dus precies hetzelfde. Voor de Franse bevolking is nu de maat vol.

Hoewel aanvankelijk vreedzaam, probeerde de politie de blokkades te doorbreken en de menigte te verspreiden met traangas, waarna de protesten steeds gewelddadiger werden. Het is natuurlijk de vraag of hier provocateurs actief waren, agenten die worden ingezet om demonstraties uit de hand te laten lopen, opdat de demonstranten kunnen worden afgeschilderd als vernielzuchtig tuig.

Parijs gebruikt escalatie en noodtoestand om Gele Hesjes baas te worden

De demonstraties van de ‘gele hesjes’ op 1 december werden niet alleen in Parijs maar door heel Frankrijk door geweld en vernielingen overschaduwd, vooral van extreemlinkse autonomen en bendes uit de voorsteden.

Naar zeggen van politieagenten, vreedzame gele hesjes en enkele onafhankelijke journalisten waren de politie en veiligheidsdiensten van hogerhand geïnstrueerd om de in neonvesten verklede extreemlinkse autonomen en de bendes uit de voorsteden grotendeels hun gang te laten gaan.

Er zouden zelfs als chaoten verklede politieagenten aan de rellen hebben deelgenomen. Getuigen verklaarden dat ze gezien hadden hoe chaoten het rode politie-embleem op hun arm deden om vervolgens achter de politiebarricade te verdwijnen.

President Macron heeft voor vandaag 89.000 militairen ingezet om de demonstraties “vreedzaam” te laten verlopen. Omwille van de vrede stuurt men het leger er op af. Helaas werkt dat alleen maar averechts!

Een zeer lezenswaardig artikel over de economische achtergrond van de protesten:
Yellow Vests Rise Against Neo-Liberal ‘King’ Macron

By Diana Johnstone
in Paris

Every automobile in France is supposed to be equipped with a yellow vest. This is so that in case of accident or breakdown on a highway, the driver can put it on to ensure visibility and avoid getting run over.

So the idea of wearing your yellow vest to demonstrate against unpopular government measures caught on quickly. The costume was at hand and didn’t have to be provided by Soros for some more or less manufactured “color revolution”. The symbolism was fitting: in case of socio-economic emergency, show that you don’t want to be run over.

As everybody knows, what set off the protest movement was yet another rise in gasoline taxes. But it was immediately clear that much more was involved. The gasoline tax was the last straw in a long series of measures favoring the rich at the expense of the majority of the population. That is why the movement achieved almost instant popularity and support.

The Voices of the People

Deze protesten begonnen spontaan, dus niet georganiseerd door vakbonden of politieke partijen. Het gaat om de stem van het volk, een stem die door Macron (en Rutte!) niet wordt gehoord. Bij deze even wat nieuws van gisteren, in de vergeefse hoop dat de protesten vandaag waardig en vreedzaam zullen verlopen:

Eiffel Tower, museums to close during new ‘Yellow Vest’ protests

An interior ministry official told AFP earlier that authorities were bracing for “significant violence” on Saturday, based on indications that protesters on both the far right and far left are planning to converge on the capital.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told senators Thursday that “exceptional measures” would be taken to avoid the daylong street battles seen last weekend, with 65,000 police deployed across the country.

Eiffel Tower, museums to close during new ‘Yellow Vest’ protests

Paris warns radicals are trying to exploit Yellow Vests & overthrow the government

As France braces for a new wave of protests, a government spokesman warned that radicals are using the Yellow Vest movement to pursue their own goals and one of them is to topple the current leadership.

Some 89,000 officers, armored vehicles belonging to military police and increased vigilance – that’s how the nation is getting ready for Act IV, the fourth Saturday of Yellow Vest rallies. This time the protesters say they are to “stay on their course,” despite the authorities agreeing to abandon the fuel tax hike.

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

On Thursday Eric Drouet one of the movement’s most famous leaders announced the Yellow Vests plans to approach the residence of Emmanuel Macron. “Saturday will be the final outcome, Saturday is the Elysee, we all would like to go to the Elysee,” he said.

Recalling the violence of the previous rallies, government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux warned about provocateurs. “Radicalized elements try to exploit the movement. They want to overthrow the authorities,” he told Le Parisien newspaper on Thursday.

Revolt in France: Great many protesters coming to Paris to attack forces of law – PM

Gepubliceerd op 7 dec. 2018
Students across France are protesting against the government’s education reforms – forcing over 150 schools to close. The riots come in the wake of weeks of nationwide protests against fuel-price increases, and high living costs.

Macron Disappears as France Locks Down for Weekend Violence.

Come and See
Gepubliceerd op 7 dec. 2018
Macron Disappears, France Braces for weekend Violence. France shuts down. Macron remains invisible, as anti-government protests rage through France and Paris locks down, fearing new riots, the man whose presidency has unleashed the anger is nowhere to be seen.

En dan wat achtergrond-informatie van de alternatieve media:

Total Media Blackout! Paris Is Far Worse Than They Will Tell You!

Gepubliceerd op 7 dec. 2018
In this video, Luke takes to the streets of Paris France where there is a feeling in the air something BIG is about to happen. In fact, there seems to be a total media blackout, and the truth is that Paris is far worse than they will tell you!

Saturday is “Act Four”: Yellow Vests face off against 89,000 Macron army duurt 17 minuten.

The Duran
Gepubliceerd op 7 dec. 2018
The Duran Quick Take: Episode 32.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris take a quick look at French President Macron’s plan to deploy 8,000 riot police in Paris on Saturday, and 89,000 officers and security forces across France, as the Elysee prepares for “act four” of the Yellow Vest movement’s protests against the globalist, neo-liberal regime of “Jupiter” Macron.

CrossTalk: France Goes Yellow duurt 25 minuten.

Gepubliceerd op 7 dec. 2018
What does the rise of the ‘Yellow Vest’ movement in France tell us about the state of the neo-liberal order in Europe? Are the protests in France – the largest since 1968 – just about a hike in fuel prices? And is Emmanuel Macron the right person to be president to address the problems so many have in France?

CrossTalking with Bruno Drweski, Luc Rivet, and Louis Chauvel.

67 Reacties

    • mr.drs.Bou

      Bij de benzinepomp.

  1. mr.drs.Bou

    Only the Struggle Matters

    By Chris Hedges

    April 01, 2019 “Information Clearing House” – PARIS

    Three Saturdays ago France experienced its 18th consecutive weekend protest by the gilets jaunes, or “yellow vests,” against President Emmanuel Macron’s austerity measures, tax cuts for the wealthy and privatization of public services. Members of the masked and violent Black Bloc had infiltrated the yellow-vest protest on the Champs-Élysées. A few dozen Black Bloc people smashed windows of luxury shops and torched Le Fouquet, one of the city’s best-known restaurants. Police, who inexplicably waited to intervene, eventually used rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protesters. The images of the clashes and property destruction were repeatedly broadcast throughout the following week. The police chief would be fired. Macron, who during the mayhem was skiing in the Pyrenees, would ban protests on the Champs-Élysées and order 6,000 counter-terrorism soldiers deployed outside government buildings. The pleadings by yellow-vest organizers for Black Bloc activists to separate themselves from the nonviolent protests were effectively drowned out by the state’s successful demonization—bolstered by the broadcast media—of the protest movement as a threat to public order and security.

    As clashes took place on the Champs-Élysées, some 20,000 demonstrators thronged the streets outside the old Paris Opera House to protest the government’s refusal to address the crisis of global warming. My wife and I were in this nonviolent crowd, which was largely ignored by the press for the more colorful scenes of newspaper kiosks going up in flames on the Champs-Élysées.

  2. Groene Wolf

    Ze kunnen arresteren wat ze willen, de geest is al uit de fles en die gaat er echt niet terug in. Alleen maar slecht voor hun reputatie. Wij zijn bezig op Gele Hesje Zeeland en er wordt ook veel gelachen.

  3. mr.drs.Bou

    Yellow Vests news coverage: Are recent journalists arrests an attempt at intimidating press?

    Million$ For Notre Dame Repair Enrages Yellow Vest Movement In France duurt 14 minuten.

    Yellow Vest protesters question Notre Dame aid

  4. mr.drs.Bou

    Zij eisen (rond minuut 17):
    1) Verlaag de belasting (BTW) op eerste levensbehoeften
    2) Direct stemrecht omtrent bepaalde wetten (referendum)
    3) Afschaffen van privileges voor top-bestuurders

    Yellow Vest Fever. The movement’s unofficial leaders explain why the protests are just the beginning duurt 27 minuten

    RT Documentary
    Gepubliceerd op 24 apr. 2019
    Since November 2018, the Yellow Vest movement has grabbed the agenda in France through weekly protests. For the first time, the biggest players in the viral uprising appear in a documentary to tell its story. RTD follows them to meetings and marches to find out who they are and what the uprising is really about.
    Yellow Vest initiators Priscillia Ludosky and Ghislain Coutard describe how they launched the first anti-fuel tax demonstration online. Yellow Vest poster boys Jerome Rodrigues, a victim of police brutality, and Maxime Nicolle give their takes on who’s responsible for the violence at demonstrations. RTD asks the Yellow Vests’ unofficial leaders what will happen to the anger in “peripheral France” as time passes and the government makes concessions.

  5. mr.drs.Bou

    23 Weeks And Counting: Major Turnout For Yellow Vest Protest in Paris – Hundreds Arrested & Injured by Police

    Sat, 20 Apr 2019 18:23 UTC

    Comment: There was yet another massive Yellow Vest turnout across France today. Tens of thousands of security forces again broke up their gatherings with copious amounts of ‘tear’ gas, mass arrests, baton charges, and ‘flash-ball’ grenades. Dozens of people were seriously injured. Journalists and anyone filming events were targeted by police, who have apparently been tasked with minimizing the appearance online of their heavy-handed clampdown on pro-democracy protesters. This tactic doesn’t appear to be working…

    Their specific political demand remains ‘RIC’, which they want to see committed to in the French constitution. RIC stands for Référendum d’Initiative Citoyenne – popularly initiated referenda, like they have in neighboring Switzerland. More generally, they’re protesting against rising costs – many in France must choose between heating their homes and eating.

  6. mr.drs.Bou

    Is France on brink of revolution?

    150+ Yellow Vest protesters arrested on Bastille Day – Galloway

  7. mr.drs.Bou

    France Is Slowly Sinking Into Chaos

    Tyler Durden
    Sun, 04 Aug 2019 19:26 UTC

    Niet alleen de gele hesjes, maar ook Antifa demonstreert. Voeg daarbij de grote groep Algerijnen en andere mensen uit Afrika die in de suburbs een marginaal bestaan leiden. Dit is een post-kolonialistische tijdbom!

    Lees het hele artikel en je schrikt! 🙁

  8. mr.drs.Bou

    Macron destroys France, and with it the entire EU project duurt 23 minuten.

    The Duran
    Gepubliceerd op 11 aug. 2019
    The Duran Quick Take: Episode 274.

    The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss how the neoliberal and authoritarian policies of French President Emmanuel Macron have sunk France into chaos from which now looks impossible to get out of.

    The problem with the EU, globalist agenda of promoting puppet leaders, like Macron, in key EU countries like France, is that they eventually hollow out the member state until there is nothing left, which then weakens the core establishment in Brussels.


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