Anti-Carbon-Tax revolt escalates as French lorry drivers join protests 

Posted: November 19, 2018 by oldbrew in government, ideology, People power, Politics
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‘Yellow vest’ diesel tax protesters in France


Mayhem in France. An attempt to escalate an unpopular tax, supposedly climate-related, is going badly. Other national leaders may want to take note of the public reaction.

The revolt against President Macron’s environmental taxes escalated today as protesters tried to block fuel depots around France, reports The GWPF.  

The move came after a second night of violence in which demonstrators have already caused chaos across the country.

Protesters clashed with police, fought motorists and even attacked each other at some sites.

Lorry drivers joined the protest movement today as ministers struggled to restore order with at least 35 motorways partially or completely blocked, along with at least 18 motorway sliproads. Barricades were erected across dozens of other roads around the country.

Benjamin Cauchy, a self-proclaimed spokesman for the so-called yellow vest demonstrators — named after the high-visibility jackets they have adopted as their emblem – claimed that a dozen fuel depots had been blocked.

The revolt was sparked by Mr Macron’s pledge to continue to increase tax on fuel to cut pollution levels. That has since developed into a general rebellion against the rising fiscal burden on French households.

Continued here.

Comments
  1. ivan says:

    Oh dear, I did say it would get nasty and it looks as if it is.

    If Macron had any honour he would resign like De Gaulle did when faced with demonstrations and strikes over his proposed reforms.

  2. Bill In Oz says:

    Macron has no honour…Just driving ambition…

  3. Stephen Richards says:

    ivan says:
    November 19, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    They tried to assassinate De Gaulle. He was saved by his driver and the brilliant suspension on the Traction Avant

  4. Gamecock says:

    For the FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE, I am impressed by the French. Well done, mes amis!

  5. oldbrew says:

    Ugly scenes in Paris today…

    France fuel protests: Police in Paris fire tear gas
    34 minutes ago

    Several thousand demonstrators are estimated to have gathered and 3,000 police officers have been deployed.

    Organisers billed the latest protests as “act two” in their rolling campaign.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46328439

  6. p.g.sharrow says:

    And the French Minister says the Ecoloons will continue beating the population with escalating Green taxes until moral improves. Lol
    Great! go for it! The people need to learn, Ecoloons are their enemy. Ecoloons will stop at nothing in their drive to enslave the population into their weird Religion….pg

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