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 movement, told the Associated Press
Read more via Yellow Vests Return to Streets of Paris Enraged by Billions Donated to Rebuild Notre Dame — Waking Times
Thousands of protesters are rallying across France as Yellow Vest demonstrations show no sign of abating on their 20th week despite authorities banning many locations. A heavy police presence can be seen throughout the country.
Read more via Properly Done: Yellow Vests Flood Streets Of France For 20th Weekend (5 Months) In A Row — Humans Are Free
Bild: Operation Sentinelle posterad i Paris nära Eifeltornet, en “symbolisk byggnad”. Foto: Ministère des Armées
NOTERAT. President Emmanuel Macron kritiseras kraftigt för att han beslutat att sätta in den franska antiterrorstyrkan Operation Sentinelle över hela Frankrike för att säkerställa ordning under helgens demonstrationer ledda av de gula västarna, skriver France24.
Läs mera via Macron begär att antiterrorstyrkan Operation Sentinelle ska säkra landet — NewsVoice
Reader Post | Anonymous
For all American honest lawyers and American people who really don’t know what’s happening right Now in France, a French lawyer created this English video for you!
Massive repression in France against peaceful citizens.
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Dr Guy Millière som är professor vid Paris universitet och som författat 27 böcker om Frankrike och Europa sammanfattar varför franska befolkningen gör uppror mot Macrons regim och varför Macron svarar med nonchalans och våld mot sitt eget folk.
Text: Dr Guy Millière | Källa: Gatestone Institute
Lördagen den 26 januari 2019. De “Gula västarnas” protester anordnades i Frankrikes storstäder. Mobiliseringen avtog inte. Stödet från befolkningen hade minskat något men var fortfarande enormt (60-79 %, enligt opinionsundersökningar). Slagorden har varit desamma sedan den 17 november 2018: “Macron måste avgå”. I december lades ytterligare slagord till: “Medborgarinitierad folkomröstning“. Läs mera
via Därför fortsätter upproren i Frankrike och därför ger inte Macron upp — NewsVoice
François Boulo is the a 32-year-old lawyer and spokesman for the Gilets Jaunes Yellow Vests movement in the northern city of Rouen, who is now calling on the French people to form a general strike on February 5th, as “The only way to force a deaf president to call us to the polls.”
As a lawyer, Boulo says, “I defend people threatened with the seizure of their homes by the banks,” and he complains that the “tax devices” of the Macron government work “for the benefit of the richest 1%,” at the expense of public services….Read more
via Yellow Vests Call for General Strike on February 5th — Era of Light
- The Facts:The French government recently announced plans to make “unauthorized” protests illegal. This is coming as a result of the Yellow Vests movement.
- Reflect On:What is an “unauthorized” protest? Does this mean protests can only be legal in France if it’s ‘authorized’ by the government?’
The Yellow Vests hit the streets and began raising awareness about the latest economic austerity measures in France that have impacted everything from gas prices to taxes for the middle class. The distaste for how things are being governed in France has been building for many years and has simply boiled over into this movement…..Read more
via France To Make ‘Unsanctioned’ Protesting Illegal In Light Of Yellow Vests Movement — Collective Evolution