Yellow Vests Return to Streets of Paris Enraged by Billions Donated to Rebuild Notre Dame — Waking Times – April 20, 2019

Yellow Vests Return to Streets of Paris Enraged by Billions Donated to Rebuild Notre Dame

The contrast between the French government’s and upper class’s response to Monday’s fire at Notre Dame and ongoing inaction to combat income inequality, was a primary driver of mass protests in Paris on Saturday.

The Gilets Jaunes, or Yellow Vests, staged their first major protest since large portions of the historic cathedral burned, apparently due to an electrical short-circuit, to call attention to the €1 billion ($1.1 billion) that the country’s richest families have donated to help rebuild the church, months after the yellow vest movement began demonstrating against income inequality.

“You’re there, looking at all these millions accumulating, after spending five months in the streets fighting social and fiscal injustice. It’s breaking my heart,” Ingrid Levavasseur, a founder of the movementtold the Associated Press

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Breaking: Watch French Police Officers Remove Their Helmets In Solidarity With The People — Collective Evolution – December 3, 2018

Mass protests, I have come to realize, are very complicated phenomena. They can give rise to a wide swath of interpretations about their purpose and legitimacy. Their initial thrust seems to be fueled by a deep discontent, a reasonable grievance about unjustifiably oppressive activities or policies on the part of the authority. The way in which protests are…Read more & videos

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