January 20, 2020
France has been in protest mode for over a year now. This has been nonstop. The anger and the indignation has been endless. And yet, somehow, we never hear about this from the media and neither the president nor the government in France appears to feel the need to address the concerns of the people.
It’s just batons and gas and dogs – nonstop.
At least 59 people have been arrested in Paris after scuffles broke out between Yellow Vests and police on Saturday. The protests have gained new momentum fueled by a nationwide strike against pension reform.
Thousands of anti-government protesters flooded the streets of the French capital Paris on Saturday, chanting slogans to berate the sweeping social security system reforms initiated by the pro-business government of French President Emmanuel Macron.
The march led by Yellow Vest protesters in downtown Paris was marred by violence, and saw police using batons and tear gas on activists, who hurled objects in return.
Show me what Democracy looks like! *clap* *clap*!
Au lieu de restaurer la confiance entre l'État et les citoyens avec des référendums d'initiative citoyenne (#RIC) demandés par une large majorité de Français, l'oligarchie se cramponne au pouvoir et use de violence. Cela entraînera sa chute.#GiletsJaunespic.twitter.com/N06BNE0zFA
— Collectif Carton jaune (@collCartonJaune) January 18, 2020
This is what Democracy looks like! *clap* *clap*!
President Macron is beloved by his people, who chase after him wherever he goes… *clap* *clap*
But on a more serious note: you will notice the distinct lack of yellow high-visibility vests in these latest protests. This is mostly a cosmetic change, but also indicative of a shift in the nature of the demonstrations.
The people who came out in the first waves of protests a year ago were country Boomers getting hit by gas taxes, effectively making it impossible to commute to work. Without any political acumen and little organization, they got the blunt end of liberal democracy several times to the skull and had to leave their eyeballs behind in Paris as trophies for Macron’s new janissary anti-demonstrator police force.
The protests foundered for a bit as the people reeled from the brutality and the complete censorship that they faced from the Jew media. Antifa and feral nu-French decided to riot in Paris several time just because they could. The police treated their colleagues in the Black Bloc with kid gloves and let them basically run amok for a bit to get public opinion to shift against the Yellow Vests. But this largely failed.
With more cuts coming, many labor groups decided to start throwing their own protests. For a while, it was more or less peaceful. The police were not trying to murder randos like they usually do because the people they were up against were far more organized this time around. Now though, with their numbers swelling, Macron and his deep-throat gaynigger state is starting to get worried and as a result, the police has begun mercilessly beating people up again.
I have to say though: what the protests failed to achieve a year ago, they may achieve this time around. I am far more optimistic about these protests than I was a couple of months ago.