The Yellow Vests are a peasant uprising, and no peasant uprising has ever resulted in positive change of any sort.
But hey – whatever.
It’s better than not calling these people “scum.”
For the first time in months, the ‘Yellow Vests’ have this Saturday resumed their protest activities on the streets of Paris. The sizeable march quickly descended into chaos, scuffles with police and numerous arrests.
Following a pause for summer holidays and Covid-19 lockdown, the signature ‘gilets jaunes’ have also planned marches in Marseille, Toulouse, Lyon, Lille, Nantes, Nice, Bordeaux, and Strasbourg.
In Paris, throngs of Yellow Vests began amassing in the capital’s center, with police expecting thousands of protesters to take part. Two demonstrations have been authorized by local prefectures, one near the Champs-Elysees and Place de la Bourse, and another near Place Wagram.
— Lo boièr (@BoierLo) September 12, 2020
The procession that set off from the Place Wagram saw people chanting slogans and handing out leaflets listing the movement’s grievances, including demands for increases in the minimum wage, retirement pay, and other social benefits.
The situation became tenser when scuffles broke out, prompting law enforcers to use tear gas and to make arrests en masse. By Saturday afternoon, at least 154 people had been detained, with this number likely to rise as the day progresses.
— nonouzi (@Gerrrty) September 12, 2020
Paris police were prepared ahead of the renewed Yellow Vests demonstrations. A number of heavily armed riot squads were strategically placed all over the protest venues, most notably at the iconic Champs Elysees avenue – previously a site of many violent scenes. This area was declared off-limits.
Previous Yellow Vest marches in the area were overshadowed by violence, destruction of property and injuries to both police and protesters. “There can be no destruction and chaos on the Champs Elysees,” police prefect Didier Lallemant told news outlet BFMTV, urging protesters to remain “calm.”
Warnings aside, police forces have geared up for the upcoming season of protests, rolling out new crowd-control weapons. A new non-lethal grenade – said to be less dangerous than earlier versions – was rolled out this week, despite concerns that such a powerful weapon could cause grave injuries.
The Yellow Vests last major demonstration took place back in March 14, just three days before France imposed a strict lockdown due to the blighting Covid-19 epidemic.
Also known as the “shut up, goyim” protocols.
It would be nice if these people would address the elephant in the room: the fact that the elite are getting rich off of these lockdowns, while all evidence shows that the virus is nothing more than a mild flu.
That is more important than whatever French gibberish.
But the fact that Yellow Vests are violating the lockdown to hold these protests indicates that –
lol, I’m just joking.
It doesn’t indicate anything.
If peasants rise up, they do not have a leader, and they will accept whatever leader makes peasant noises at them. There is no path to anything here, unless someone who understands the reality of the situation, and has the initiative to lead, seizes control of the mob.