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Thousands of French protesters clash with police, call for Macron’s resignation over gas taxes
https://www.foxnews.com/world/thousands-of-french-police-use-tear-gas-water-cannon-against-paris-protesters

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Thousands of French protesters flooded the nation’s capital Saturday to demonstrate against President Emmanuel Macron’s controversial fuel tax increase -- clashing with policies as they called for Macron’s resignation.

The angry clashes, both in Paris and other towns and cities across the country, mark the eighth day of “yellow jacket” protests against the tax, but have also come to encompass a growing anger against Macron and the French ruling class -- seen by many as out of touch.

The yellow jackets have become a uniform of sorts for the protesters, originating from the neon yellow jackets French drivers are required to keep in their vehicles.

The French are not too happy with gas prices going up. Why tax fuel?
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I understand that, surprisingly, it's not to pay for their social programs, but rather to penalize the use of fossil fuel and thereby fight global warming.  The Frenchman in the street is apparently not as keen on saving the planet as Macron thought.
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Macron starts the clean-up: Graffiti is removed from the Arc de Triomphe 24 hours after 'gilets jaunes' protesters stole assault rifle from cops, attacked police, burned cars and left 133 injured in France's worst riots in 50 years
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6451503/France-considers-imposing-state-emergency-end-civil-unrest.html

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Graffiti was removed from the Arc de Triomphe today after anti-Macron protesters stormed through Paris on Saturday.

The protesters occupied the city centre and torched cars, smashed windows with clubs and axes and stole an assault rifle from riot police firing tear gas and water cannon in France's worst urban rioting for years.

The French President - who faced calls to resign from protesters who scrawled anti-Macron slogans on the Arc de Triomphe - today vowed to bring the rioters to justice as he inspected wreckage on the Champs-Elysees.

It has escalated in Paris.
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Stopping climate change it a noble fight, until it costs YOU money. :-) :lmao: :lmao:
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ironic the shit is hitting the fan in the city the climate accord was created... :lmao: :lmao:
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Wait till they find out al gore is deducting 100,000 carbon credits from their account for setting all that shit on fire! :-) :-) :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:
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ironic the shit is hitting the fan in the city the climate accord was created... :lmao: :lmao:

Next time they will have the Paris accord in Hoboken, NJ :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
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If you piss off the French populous enough to riot.............you done ****ed up.
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Macron is in hiding.  Typical Frenchman.