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Victory in France over Carbon Tax

 

'Yellow Vest' Victory: Macron Cancels Fuel Tax Hike Entirely In Fear Of More Riots

"Will not be included in the 2019 budget"

 

Following the worst anti-government riots in Paris since 2005, French President Emmanuel Macron has now canceled the fuel tax hike entirely. As of yesterday, the plan was to delay it for six months, but that has now been shelved completely in fear that more protests were coming.

According to Fox News, an official with the Elysee Palace confirmed with the Associated Press on Wednesday that Macron had abandoned the tax entirely. France's Prime Minister Edouard Philippe confirmed to lawmakers that the tax will not be included in the 2019 budget.

The so-called "yellow vest" protesters have still vowed to stage demonstrations alongside trade unions and farmers.Jacline Mouraud, the self-proclaimed spokesperson for the "yellow vests," told The Associated Press that Macron's move "is on the right path but in my opinion it will not fundamentally change the movement."

 Mouraud told protesters to seize on Macron's weakness and demand other perks, such as a minimum wage hike. More protests are expected to come on Saturday, reports Fox News.

"France's largest farmers' union said it will launch anti-government protests next week after trucking unions called for a rolling strike," reports the outlet. "A joint statement from the CGT and the FO trucking unions called for action Sunday night to protest a cut in overtime rates. France's transportation minister agreed to meet with truckers' representatives on Thursday."

The proposed fuel tax was implemented to combat global climate change; protesters, especially those in the suburbs, said it imposed too high a burden and was unaffordable. Some 136,000 people protested in Paris over the weekend. At Tolbiac University, students took over a school building and classes were canceled.

"We need taxes, but they are not properly redistributed," protester Thomas Tricottet told BFM television. "We obviously need to fight against this."

As noted by the Daily Wire's Emily Zanotti, much of the media ignored the fact that the fuel tax was implemented to combat climate change:

Riots in France are raging into their fourth week, but American mainstream media outlets like CBS and CNN are having a tough time reporting on exactly why tens of thousands of French citizens are taking to the streets — perhaps because the protests are motivated by French President Emmanuel Macron's burdensome "anti-Climate Change" policies.

To be sure, Macron's recent efforts to combat "climate change" and reduce France's dependence on "fossil fuels" by levying a new tax on gasoline and other household fuels is not the only reason the French are protesting, but fuel tax is the "straw that broke the camel's back." French citizens were already hit with a tax increase in January, and more than 60% of the cost of fuel in France comes from government fees.

But if you ask CNN or CBS, the French riots are simply shrouded in mystery.

In response to the riots, President Trump blasted the Paris Climate agreement, which he pulled the United States out of, for punishing taxpayers.

The Paris Agreement is fatally flawed because it raises the price of energy for responsible countries while whitewashing some of the worst polluters," Trump tweeted on Tuesday. "In the world. I want clean air and clean water and have been making great strides in improving America’s environment. But American taxpayers – and American workers – shouldn’t pay to clean up others countries’ pollution."

 

https://www.dailywire.com/news/39072/macron-cancels-fuel-tax-hike-paul-bois

 

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Eiffel Tower, Louvre museum close in Paris as city braces for more protests

 

The Eiffel Tower and the Louvre museum in Paris will be closed on Saturday as French authorities tighten security to prevent another outbreak of violence following three weeks of anti-government protests.

And at the height of the festive shopping season, many retailers have said they will remain shut for the day for fear they may be in the line of any unrest between protesters and police.

READ MORE: France delays fuel tax increase amid ‘yellow vest’ protests

In addition to the 8,000 police forces that will be deployed in the French capital city, the Paris police prefect has identified 14 high-risk sectors that will be cleared out.

Fearing protesters could target street furniture and use material found at construction sites as makeshift weapons, Paris police will remove all the glass containers, railings and building machines set up in the identified sectors which include the world-renowned and glitzy Champs-Elysees avenue.

“According to the information we have, some radicalized and rebellious people will try to get mobilized tomorrow,” Interior minister Christophe Castaner told a press conference on Friday. “Some ultra-violent people want to take part.”

WATCH: French ambulance drivers protest against Macron’s reforms

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Many shop owners across the French capital are getting ready for the violence, setting up walls with carton boards to protect their windows. Meanwhile, the Nicolas wine chain, one of the biggest retailers in the country, canceled all its wine tasting sessions scheduled for Saturday.

Across the country some 89,000 police will be mobilized, up from 65,000 last weekend when more than 130 people were injured and over 400 were arrested in the worst street violence seen in Paris in decades. And authorities have also cancelled six French league soccer matches this weekend around the country.

Since the unrest began on Nov. 17 in reaction to a sharp increase in diesel taxes, four people have been killed in accidents.

The protesters are collectively referred to as the “yellow vest” movement, in reference to the fluorescent safety outfit French motorists keep in their cars.

READ MORE: Paris protests reveal fracture between France’s haves and have-nots

Amid the unrest, some of the protesters, French union officials and prominent politicians across the political spectrum have urged calm especially as French President Emmanuel Macron agreed to abandon the fuel tax hike that triggered the movement. However, protesters’ demands have now expanded to other issues hurting French workers, retirees and students.

Students opposing an education reform protested again Friday, a day after footage widely shared on social media showing the arrest of high school students protesting outside Paris prompted an outcry. Trade unions and far-left parties have lashed out at perceived police brutality.

The images, filmed Thursday at Mantes-la-Jolie, showed a group of students on their knees with their hands behind their head. They are being watched over by armed police officers whose faces are hidden by ski masks.

Interior minister Christophe Castaner said that 151 people were arrested in the small town, adding that some of them carried weapons. He said none of the students were injured.

WATCH: French police clash with protesters in Paris

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The rioting has also had an economic impact at the height of the holiday shopping season. Rampaging groups last weekend threw cobblestones through Paris storefronts and looted valuables in some of the city’s richest neighbourhoods.

The National Federation of French markets said that Christmas markets have been “strongly impacted” and that its members registered “an average fall of their estimated figures between 30 and 40 per cent since the beginning of the movement of the yellow vests.”

In addition to the closure of the Eiffel Tower, many shops and museums across France, including the Louvre, Orsay Museum and the Grand Palais, will keep their doors shut on Saturday for safety reasons.

READ MORE: Why France’s ‘yellow vest’ protesters are rioting in Paris and across the country

“We need to protect culture sites in Paris but also everywhere in France,” Culture Minister Franck Riester told RTL radio.

In Paris, police officers will be equipped with a dozen armored vehicles that could be used for the first time in a French urban area since 2005.

“These vehicles can be very useful to protect buildings,” said Stanislas Gaudon, the head of police union Alliance. “And in case they set up barricades, we can quickly clear out the space and let our units progress.”

 

https://globalnews.ca/news/4739337/eiffel-tower-louvre-museum-close-paris-protests/

 

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1 hour ago, Malcolm said:

Jaydee, I see that a few parts of your post were redacted (blacked out).  Censorship? 😀

All there in the link. I find this site extremely sluggish lately using an iPad. Anyone else having problems besides me ?

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8 hours ago, Malcolm said:

Jaydee, I see that a few parts of your post were redacted (blacked out).  Censorship? 😀

to read:

Highlight the lines with a left mouse click.

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12 hours ago, Fido said:

to read:

Highlight the lines with a left mouse click.

or of course edit the post to remove the black areas.  Takes time but....   Regarding that I am surprised that Kip has not noticed.

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20 minutes ago, Malcolm said:

or of course edit the post to remove the black areas.  Takes time but....   Regarding that I am surprised that Kip has not noticed.

Tried...deleted the post and posted it in a second time...same thing happened. This site is becoming hard to use with an iPad for some reason  Sme thing wa occur in about a month ago nd the mods did something to fix it  but whatever they did has happened again...maybe it’s just me...not really sure 

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25 minutes ago, Jaydee said:

Tried...deleted the post and posted it in a second time...same thing happened. This site is becoming hard to use with an iPad for some reason  Sme thing wa occur in about a month ago nd the mods did something to fix it  but whatever they did has happened again...maybe it’s just me...not really sure 

Look for all the quote boxes and in particular the share ones.  You need to remove all of them to get rid of the black out areas which are hidden links.  The easiest way to do it is to click onto your post and then chose edit.  Of course I am using a desktop with windows 10 and that process works for me using a mouse. 

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I'm not using an Apple product and have no problems with speed.

Meanwhile, Paris is burning.

The people seem to be sending their government a big message; they've had enough of globalist ambition and aren't going to accept that direction any longer.

 

 

 

 

 

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meanwhile in canada we will continue to post political memes on social media in protest.

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