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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

RT
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!

WeAreChange
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.

RT
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.

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