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French protests

Postby Shorty » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:12 am

It's hard to tell from the article what they are protesting, but I think it's a worker's protest. Good for them.

Macron tours damaged Arc de Triomphe after Paris hit by riot
https://www.yahoo.com/news/riot-debris- ... nance.html

""It's difficult to reach the end of the month. People work and pay a lot of taxes and we are fed up," said Rabah Mendez, a protester marched peacefully Saturday in Paris. The demonstrators say Macron's government does not care about the problems of ordinary people. The grassroots protests began Nov. 17 with motorists upset over a fuel tax hike but now involve a broad range of demands related to France's high cost of living.

Macron, speaking in Buenos Aires before he flew home, welcomed the views of the protesters but said there was no place for violence in public discourse. "(Violence) has nothing to do with the peaceful expression of a legitimate anger" and "no cause justifies" attacks on police or pillaging stores and burning buildings, Macron said."

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Re: French protests

Postby you must be joking » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:44 pm

Shorty wrote:It's hard to tell from the article what they are protesting, but I think it's a worker's protest. Good for them.

Macron tours damaged Arc de Triomphe after Paris hit by riot
https://www.yahoo.com/news/riot-debris- ... nance.html

""It's difficult to reach the end of the month. People work and pay a lot of taxes and we are fed up," said Rabah Mendez, a protester marched peacefully Saturday in Paris. The demonstrators say Macron's government does not care about the problems of ordinary people. The grassroots protests began Nov. 17 with motorists upset over a fuel tax hike but now involve a broad range of demands related to France's high cost of living.

Macron, speaking in Buenos Aires before he flew home, welcomed the views of the protesters but said there was no place for violence in public discourse. "(Violence) has nothing to do with the peaceful expression of a legitimate anger" and "no cause justifies" attacks on police or pillaging stores and burning buildings, Macron said."


Shorty,

What isn't being covered in the press here is that Macron's intended rise in fuel prices up to the time that he decided to scale back on them was directly related to his desire to have France live up to the Paris Accords in global warming.

Unfortunately for the people who live outside of Paris and other large cities they are unable to get to work, the store or other places without a car. Therefore the tax on fuel affected them more than the people who live in large cities who have public transportation or the high up officials who don't pay for their transportation.

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Re: French protests

Postby Shorty » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:26 am

Is there a link for that? If outside Paris is affected most, why are the protests in Paris?

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Re: French protests

Postby gargantua » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:56 am

Because Paris is the seat of government in France? Kind of like why people protest in downtown Madison instead of downtown Pardeeville.


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