Sacrebleu !! Macron Shuts Down Paris in Attempt To Stop Protests, Deploys 89,000 Police Around France….

Yikes, and a simultaneous ‘Wow’.  French President Emmanuel Macron has officially shut down Paris this weekend in his attempt to stop the “Yellow Vest” populist uprising against current political policies.

The primary tourist venues are all closed; shops ordered to close; windows boarded up; 8,000 police units dispatched to Paris and 89,000 deployed throughout the country.

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris was in lockdown early on Saturday with thousands of French security forces braced to meet renewed rioting by “yellow vest” protesters in the capital and other cities in a fourth weekend of confrontation over living costs.

The Eiffel Tower and other tourist landmarks were shut, shops were boarded up to avoid looting and street furniture removed to avoid metal bars from being used as projectiles. About 89,000 police were deployed across the country.

Of these, about 8,000 were deployed in Paris to avoid a repeat of last Saturday’s mayhem when rioters torched cars and looted shops off the famed Champs Elysees boulevard, and defaced the Arc de Triomphe with graffiti directed at President Emmanuel Macron.

Protesters, using social media, have billed the weekend as “Act IV” in a dramatic challenge to Macron and his policies.

The protests, named after the high-visibility safety jackets French motorists have to keep in their cars, erupted in November over the squeeze on household budgets caused by fuel taxes.

Demonstrations have since swelled into a broad, sometimes-violent rebellion against Macron – a challenge made more difficult to handle since the movement has no formal leader. (read more)

If you don’t think these global elites take this stuff seriously, and are willing to go to any length to stop political nationalist uprisings, just take a look at how far they are willing to go with this one.

This isn’t Tehran or Beijing… this is Paris. Proving, once again, that globalism is really just the glove covering the hand of oppressive totalitarianism.

Next stop…. shut down the internet in France.

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660 Responses to Sacrebleu !! Macron Shuts Down Paris in Attempt To Stop Protests, Deploys 89,000 Police Around France….

  1. kea says:

    This feed has a lot:

    Live stream video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiKgYZrhAKg

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  2. kea says:

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    • JimmyJack says:

      Came here to point this out as an illustration of just how far the French and global elite will go to stop nationalist uprisings. Note these kids are non violent and obeying police orders. Muslim “youths” routinely burn hundreds of cars in France and shut down Islamic ghettos attacking police and first responders with no such repercussions. See the difference here?

      This isn’t a trivial issue. It is one small easily ignorable example of a much greater strategy. The globalist elites are playing for keeps, they are importing violent hordes and are instead suppression local populations who are law abiding citizens.

      The globalists have declared war and will use any means necessary as they lose control. The EU has just passed a law making it illegal to speak out at all about immigration or the migrants with the penalty being imprisonment. People are slowly catching on – this is just the beginning of the awakening in France. The native population is unarmed and has the largest per capita number of Muslims living among them. France is a tinder box.

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      • Maquis says:

        Marine LePen’s 144 Engagements Presidentielle, her platform essentially, with a highly detailed addendum regarding dealing with Islamism, was the most cogent and realistic approach to the Menace des Musulmans I’ve seen anywhere. France needs her.

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      • Critical Mass says:

        Not just France. it will be either England or Germany next. Then other countries in Europe where governments have walked roughshod for decades over the traditions, values and security needs of their native populations.

        All it will take is one more Muslim terrorist attack. Fanatic greenies and mass Islamic immigration – symptoms of the globalist pathology.

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        • cali says:

          @Critical Mass: At stake also is the EU HQ mandate called “Un Migration Treaty” that must be signed individually by each and every European country.

          So far 12 countries and countries are refusing to endorse, approve or sign that treaty.

          Mass demonstrations are ahead in the UK, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, France and more.

          My bet is on the European citizens – they are woke and this genie will not be put back into the bottle. It’s bust for the EU oligarchs and it won’t end well!

          I snickered when I saw some of the French patriots unloading a massive and oversized Guillotine in the Heart of Paris. The historic meaning of that goes back to Antoinette although that is how our trouble began at the same time because Antoinette only surviving son was secretly brought to this country.

          That was the beginning of the “Payseurs”…..!

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          • Critical Mass says:

            For UN Migration Treaty, read Muslim mass migration takeover. Any European country that allows that is signing their death warrant. And any leader who signs it is a traitor to their country.

            I agree with you that this is not going to end well. Nobody wants violence on the streets but what else can European and British citizens do, since their governments are so wilfully irresponsible?

            I’m getting a gilet jaune tomorrow and will wear it in solidarity wherever and whenever I can.

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          • BillofRights says:

            Like. Now I understand. This is serious.

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      • notunderwhelmed says:

        Jimmy-Jack– very succinct. Alinsky tactics on overdrive– aggressors-in-control destroying a decent, law abiding society with violence , propaganda , and chaos. The global goal is our obliteration.

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        • sDee says:

          It is.

          America has always been their greatest obstacle. Our intellectual property has been willingly transferred to the Chinese Communist Party, our manufacturing to their slave labor machine. The poison of illegal migration is actually far worse in America, than Europe – it is just harder to see spread out far and wide in our vastness.

          Our schools, universities, media and churches poisoned with political correctness and Marxist redistribution.

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          • Remember that the media has done a masterful job at hiding all the refugee and immigrant problems and costs to our citizens.

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            • truthseeker39525 says:

              Mz Molly Anna, I ask…. Who controls the US Media?
              I know Bezos (richest man in the World) owns the Washington Post, Carlos Slim (richest man in Mexico) controls the New York Slimes…… Specifically, who is in control at ABC? NBC? CBS? NPR? AP? Any articles that go down the list and describe each lead person? WHO are the persons behind the (Wizard of Oz’s) Green Curtain?

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              • lydia00 says:

                There is no organized cabal leading the media. It’s decades of groupthink from university (journey, law school, etc) to media outlets and government. You are witnessing the fruit in real color ONLY because Trump was elected.

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      • Most excellent comment Jimmy Jack!
        Now this, a student has died at the hands of the police! Huge development!

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        • cali says:

          @Mz Mollie Ana: Paris is burning as we speak and they could not subdue to protests. As it stands there are massive protests in Germany, UK, Denmark, Sweden and France and spreading.
          I think the citizens have reached their fill and critical mass.

          Hundreds have been arrested today.

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      • Matt Bracken says:

        “globalism is really just the glove covering the hand of oppressive totalitarianism.”
        I agree 100%. Here is a meme-theme that I hope to popularize to convey that message.

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      • Jimmy J- you are right spot on about the Mooslems. What the hell happened to them during all the Yellow Vest demonstrations? There were literally thousands of them that used to take over the streets in Paris and other cities for outdoor “prayer.”

        Also, what about the homeless migrant Third World savages who had been camping out on the streets?? Looks like if nothing else, the YVs got rid of them. Which is way more than ANY government has been able to do so far.

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      • GenEarly says:

        The essential point: “the native population is unarmed”.

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      • The late Samuel Francis coined term for this kind of State behavior: Anarcho-Tyranny.

        In an anarcho-tyrannical state, criminals are coddled and ordinary citizens receive the full weight of the law.

        What Macron is doing is, of course, self-defeating.

        The more arrests, the more people know someone who has been arrested. Some of those people will become ‘radicalized’ and join the movement. Repeat until the State collapses or sections of the country outright secede.

        This is why Macron wanted the EU to have their own army.

        If the EU had its own army, it would be in France right now.

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      • chipin8511 says:

        Brun it down Tax repression of the people

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  3. kea says:

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  4. rjcylon says:

    So the voters who chose Macron over Le Pen are now upset when the policies they voted for are actually implemented? I’m glad they are trying to take their country back, but maybe next time just do it at the voting booth instead of lighting cars on fire and throwing rocks through store windows.

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    • notunderwhelmed says:

      Rjcylon — the “voting booths” are compromised.

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      • swampratterrier says:

        Some say Marcon steals votes like a Democrat……….

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      • clive hoskin says:

        Well,that didn’t work out too well in America did it?At least you still have your”Fire-Arms”(well,you do at the moment)Never do what WE did in Australia.
        “Little Johnny Howard”(Australias then prime minister)conned us into giving up our fire-arms(for our own safety),should be a lesson to everyone here.It turns out our so called”Conservative”was in fact a”Globalist”following his orders from the UN(as per agenda 21,now agenda 2030)
        The gun buy back that was a con….https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=285&v=FUNNmfOtmv8
        The truth about Port Arthur(Tasmania Australia)https://gumshoenews.com/2017/10/17/episode-1-justice-lucky-country-port-arthur-massacre/

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    • sDee says:

      Granted, Europe is attracted to Marxism like a moth to a candle but now this is global. What good is a vote anymore?

      We are far bigger fools. We voted in a Republican House, a Republican Senate, yet NONE of the polices we voted them in for for were implemented – no budget, no end to rampant federal corruption, no curb on government power, no halt to illegal migration, no end to transfer of American wealth, no reduction in taxes, no end to funding of trillions in globalist agendas and on and on and on.

      We did not take to the streets.

      Then we voted in a President to do what our Republican Congress failed to do and that Congress opposed him.

      We did not take to the streets.

      So that didn’t work and we voted in a Marxist House majority and even more globalist aligned State Governors.

      What good is a vote under a lawless regime?

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      • NME666 says:

        well quit voting in the “church”!!!!

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      • Katherine McCoun says:

        Point of disagreement: Many of the things we voted for have been accomplished, just precious few that need Congress as well as POTUS.
        Congress & POTUS:
        -Tax reductions
        -Judicial appointments, including 2 SCOTUS justices (time will tell if they are conservative)
        POTUS:
        NK/SK
        Pipeline
        Individual Mandate
        NAFTA converted to improved USMCA, waiting on Congress
        Paris Agreement
        Israel embassy relocated
        Iran deal canceled
        Plus more…all of this President Trump promised and has delivered.

        Congress, the deep state, media, etc are working against him night and day and yet he continues to accomplish. Leave President Trump out this!

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        • Guillermo Maguire says:

          Good points all around. Trump has been the spotlight on the reality…and its ugly. Lets not forget, across the board, West Civ has turned against God. That has yet to end well for thousands of years. We need some Trump types in our religious leadership, too.

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        • sDee says:

          Trump did that – the Rep Congress would have stopped him if they could.

          Further, our House should be doing what we demanded long ago – we have placed too much power in the executive branch – far far more that deigned into our Constitutinal Republic.

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          • Katherine McCoun says:

            President Trump as the GOP presidential nominee was the Tea Party & conservative voter grassroots protest and political war action against the establishment. We are just keeping it within the system, within the Constitution, lawful political war.

            Congress is decentralized and harder to act upon — but shouldn’t it be the opposite? Every district and state in which President Trump won the GOP nomination ought to be able to elect MAGA Congress. However, President Trump did it, in part, by “punching” through the media narrative.

            It is actually harder for local candidates to do that and to get their message to the voters, esp. over and above the slick advertising campaigns that the establishment candidates fund with mailers, attack ads, fake robo calls in their opponents name that turn people off of their opponent, TV, newspaper, radio & internet ads, etc. Big money even in little districts even for state house reps and state senate much less Congress.

            Hard to bust through the $ to get to the voters but President Trump did and that is a big part of why he was able to win.

            Where do we (Independents, Tea Party, grassroots conservative base, MAGA Republicans, Trump Republicans) go from here? How do we elect a MAGA congress and fight the GOPe?

            We MUST have a plan going forward – would be great do accomplish this while we have a MAGA POTUS but we Must have a plan for 2024 or we have just delayed the inevitable and we see our future as we watch the news of France today and of the betrayal of Brexit.

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          • truthseeker39525 says:

            It seems to me that the Judiciary has GRABBED WAY MORE POWER than it was ever intended to have.
            President Trump does something clearly enumerated to be within his power.
            The ‘Rats go shopping and find a leftist judge to Stop it.
            And it Stops….. until the Supreme Court rules on it.
            The COURTS have NO check on their power, as far as I can see.
            Comments?

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            • john galt says:

              Congress has the ability to shut down the courts. Congress the House of Representatives could do away with about four or five districts and that would get the message across. People are so brainwashed or stupid that they only believe things that they see. They are unable to think beyond the first thing that comes to their mind. That means aggressive action has to be taken to get the point across. Similar to hitting a mule with a two-by-four just to get his attention.

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  5. JimmyJack says:

    France isn’t France anymore. Trump was right again.

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  6. Herbert Kroll says:

    If these are ‘populist’ protests, it is mostly the populist Left, simular to Podemos in Spain. Btw: where is Marine Le Pen in all of this?

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  7. k4jjj says:

    This is a healthy sign of demand for consent by the governed – their God-given right. People are not playthings of the elites. They will not work as slaves.

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  8. Guyski says:

    “[The elites] worry about the end of the world while we worry about the end of the month,” Jean-Marc Mourey, a gilet jaune in eastern France told Le Monde.

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  9. scrap1ron says:

    Perhaps the French authorities will bring back those Devil’s Island vacations.

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  10. shirley49 says:

    Elections have consequences. We have idiots in this Country who not only put the Dems in charge of Congress but elected the likes of an incompetent ditz named CORTEZ.

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  11. Pyrthroes says:

    Macron deals only from weakness, his Enarque Economy is institutionalized theft under cover of oligarchic Central Bankers’ masquerading as AGW catastrophists. Dating from the 1970s, immune to any real-world circumstances whatsoever, these mordant cliches speak to caste-and-class divisions throughout the Continent.

    Think Bonaparte’s “whiff of grape”… as civil polities disintegrate, attitudes stemming from inchoate ideas morph tactics into strategy pending “La Marseillaise”. Quelle surprise! The point is never “if”, but only “when”.

    What matters now are acts and deeds, not smirking Optimates’ “mere words”– and in particular, not the canting PCBS so fulsomely expressed by anti-capitalist [read, anti-peace and prosperity], anti-democratic, anti-family, anti-intellectual/moral/spiritual (Enlightenment) values crucial to modern aspirations. Let’s face it: Globalists hate the autonomous, freely competitive, critical-minded bourgeoisie, and want ’em dead.

    Crapulent ideologues, self-dealing dirigistes, will say this is all rhetoric… but then, what are halfway decent, honorable citizens supposed to say: “Give us your phony genders, wretched tribal clans, murderous sectarian jihadis ‘yearning to breathe free’?” When something-for-nothing becomes nothing-for-something, the game is up, my little chickadees. Yeats’ “Second Coming” (1920) sensed this a century ago… Poets trump Professors every time.

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  12. jim says:

    One ping only-

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  13. Artemis Gordon says:

    Good day, my deplorable bible hugging gun clinger friends. Reporting from Paris!

    I’m here on a 2 week business trip, sitting in my hotel at the moment after a long morning walk. The reports on the thread here are correct. 95% of shops / stores closed, boarded. Very little car and people traffic. Many headed to the crowds w/ Yellow Vests. There are some Asian restaurants open where I’m at, but most of everything else is closed. On TV here it shows the crowds growing thicker and wider. A paper left for us in the hotel says expect violence and be aware / stay away from certain areas. There are areas of Paris that are of focus, the rest are just empty for the moment at least.

    The money being lost today must be staggering. I’m blocks from streets of luxury shops usually packed with rich tourists. I cannot imagine they are going to put up with this very long. As long as there is no violence, they can’t do too much. As soon as the fire flies, they have permission to handle it. If I’m going to die in a riot for my country, it will be in MY country, so I’m staying away and staying safe. On my walk I was at one point one block away and then beat feet the other way.

    One lesson I think we can take from this exercise is: peaceful = powerful. And, it is amazing what a few hundred people can do, with vehicles, trucks, blockades to basically shut down a country. Think of WashDC, Ports, airports, and so on. Interesting to watch.

    Sorry for the long note – one other point. As an American I get mocked about guns quite a bit and violence, etc. In the office this week, I asked where the 89,000 police were coming from to help Paris and other cities. The others said they would come from towns all over. I then asked, ok, then who is protecting the people they left behind. And, how are they protecting themselves? Not much discussion after that.

    Stay safe, team.

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    • sDee says:

      Thanks for the eyewitness update!

      Only our Constitution and about 5-10 years separates America from the globalist designs of the EU. It would have been complete if not for Trump. Our Constitution is now tattered and weak with precedent and globalist judges.

      10 years now after the wake up call provided by Obama and Holder, there is no longer room for hope that our votes matter. Our vote has been nullified by the very men we voted in. The American globalist regime will not reform itself. The press will never expose that fact.

      Our time is near. I was in the massive 2009 protest in DC. It was extremely peaceful and self-policing. In the last 10 years we voted, we engaged at local levels of the party, nothing has changed under the globalists’ Republican guard.

      Without violence we, The People, could easily fill beyond the beltway with lawful and peaceful protest. Even that, we must keep in mind, will be patronized and dismissed by the media and the arrogant ruling class we call a government. But it now remains only our c first step to regain liberty.

      Patrick Henry:
      “And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done, to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne. In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free² if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending²if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained, we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight!”

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      • budklatsch says:

        Give me liberty or give me death!

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      • ALLAN CRAIN says:

        What percentage of college seniors could comprehend the above? How many public elementary, middle and high school teachers under 50 are capable of explaining the meaning of the big words in Patrick Henry’s speech and what he is saying?

        When questioned if it is ignorance or apathy that keeps them from knowing the meaning, their response would be “I don’t know and I really don’t care.”

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        • Deb says:

          How many young people have you taught? How many have you mentored? How many programs have you volunteered for?

          My children are in high school and younger. They know the meaning of those words, because in spite of the fact that those in my generation are for the most part liberal, I make sacrifices in order to make sure that they know their history and their heritage.

          Reach out and educate people. The left are constantly indoctrinating as many people as possible, and then we complain. Start telling people the truth!

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      • clive hoskin says:

        Appeasement NEVER works.You are more fortunate than most countries because you have refused to give up your”Fire-Arms”With-out 2A you won’t have 1A

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      From some videos online it appears as though they have MPs in military vehicles guarding Macron’s palace. Guessing those 90K troops on the streets of Paris are not traffic cops and gumshoes? Initial reports note some 350 arrests already early Saturday morning.

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    • Commendable, and rare these days it seems, good sense in all your words.

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    • Greg1 says:

      “Sorry for the long note – one other point. As an American I get mocked about guns quite a bit and violence, etc. In the office this week, I asked where the 89,000 police were coming from to help Paris and other cities. The others said they would come from towns all over. I then asked, ok, then who is protecting the people they left behind. And, how are they protecting themselves? Not much discussion after that.”

      There are few things more annoying, aggravating, eye opening, and persuasive than an utterly irrefutable argument.

      You, my friend, presented an UTTERLY irrefutable argument! (They hate you now….)

      By the way, Americans have come to France in large numbers twice now. AND WE BROUGHT GUNS. It was beneficial for the French, all of those American guns, no?

      I’m a big fan of utterly irrefutable arguments. Even if one is directed against me. Because it forces one to reconsider their position, like it or not.

      They can mock us as Americans for guns and violence all they want. Guns in the hands of good people stop violence. Now THEY have violence……and no guns…….

      Be safe. Report what you can. And may you come home soon……..and enjoy going target shooting with an even greater appreciation of our Founding Fathers.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Appreciate the post

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    • Esperanza says:

      Stay safe. I don’t see what the issue is. The temptation will be to cracking down hard. Which will only make things worse. Maybe this will end with Macrontaxalot resigning?

      He campaigned as a “localist” and has governed as an autocratic morphing into semi avowed dictatorship. He is being abandoned by his own voters who voted for something different.

      Like Obama he has been worse than I thought.

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    • WeeWeed says:

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  14. JMC says:

    Watch the Paris demonstrations live on YouTube RT (Russian Owned) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KP7rMiNBew

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  15. Dora says:

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    • sDee says:

      Should Macron resign, he will be replaced by another globalist puppetman and a new wave of GoladmanSachs ministers.

      The Government of the French people and all Europeans lies in Brussels, in the dirty hands of an unelected politburo.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      This is how we know these people are NOT the equivalent of the rioting libtards here in the US. The French protesters sing their national anthem. 🙂 They want to take back their country, not destroy it.

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  16. Maquis says:

    Marine LePen has a powerful letter posted on her party’s site:

    https://www.rassemblementnational.fr/lettre-ouverte/a-ceux-qui-voudraient-attenter-a-nos-institutions-republicaines/

    She defends the Fifth Republic and it’s capacity for a truly representative republican government, and explicitly emphasizes that violence will weaken their cause. Nevertheless, she champions the cause of the gilets jaunes and states and defends their case better than I’ve seen anywhere.

    She said the only solution can be a political one, and that the ball is in macron’s court.

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  17. TwoLaine says:

    IF you haven’t seen it yet, the 15:17 to Paris has been available on Cinemax. It’s the true story played by the true young American heroes who stopped an attempted jihad on the train to Paris a few years back.

    Even they are told, skip Paris on your European trip, it ain’t what it used to be. They almost didn’t go…

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  18. Maquis says:

    The government is contemplating the use of “vehicules blindés,” armored rigs, to dominate the foot bound, possibly also as force multipliers to free up manpower to deal with the genuine radicals and destroyers, many already known to police.

    Seems they are addressing the street fairly appropriately, but only the boy-king can fix the mess he and his kind have made. If I was him I’d be sitting with LePen on a conference call to PDJT. . .”M’aidez!!”

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  19. Anne says:

    “Macron en prison” (which means, “Lock him up!)”

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  20. Anne says:

    No to the UN Global Compact on Migrations to be signed in Marakesh (Morocco) next week:

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  21. Anne says:

    Yellow Vests at the EU Parliament in Brussels

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  22. red6242 says:

    If the we cared as much about our country we would have more people than they do each day out everywhere until we take our country back and get justice but sadly almost none of us are willing to go out and fight for our country.

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  23. Don Molner says:

    I wonder where Steve Bannon is?

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  24. sDee says:

    Had Trump not pulled out of the Climate Scam, the French and others would not be on the streets because, like so many other globalist schemes, the bulk of the wealth transfer would have been taken from American working families – in the form of new taxes, regulatory fees and debt/bonds spread far and thin so that it would hard to discern.

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  25. Katherine McCoun says:

    I have checked many of the live feeds on YouTube. Streets are not as crowded as I expected, esp. Dec 1 crowds. French people retreating as things get serious?

    Hope they watch for infiltrators who purposefully turn the peaceful events violent so the media narrative can turn and the armed forces can move against them.

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    • Maquis says:

      Gendarmes have already arrested hundreds that arrived with bats and steel pétanque balls. Pretty sure their aims weren’t in the interests of des Gilets Jaunes.

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  26. Greg1 says:

    To sDee:

    I tried to reply to an earlier post of yours but could not get it to work.

    Your Patrick Henry quote is one I had not read, thank you for posting it. It does not just apply to us, or even the French. It applies to any people, of any time, who are repressed by their “leadership”.

    It saddens me that today’s young people all to often can’t even read Henry’s quote. Or worse, understand it.

    Our politicians today certainly cannot speak with such wisdom and clarity.

    Patrick Henry

    “And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done, to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne. In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free² if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending²if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained, we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight!”

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  27. Me says:

    So where are all of the people calling Macron a fascist for bringing in the police? If it were here, they’d be calling PDJT a goon, dictator, oppressor of rights. Globalist pigs are the disease. We need to be the cure.

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  28. Me says:

    So where are all of the people calling Macron a fascist for bringing in the police? If it were here, they’d be calling PDJT a goon, dictator, oppressor of rights. Globalist pigs are the disease. We need to be the cure.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      If he did the exact same to urban, minority immigrant groups who gave frequently rioted Macron would be berated in the national media and on the world stage!

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  29. Dora says:

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  30. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Meanwhile, little King Macaroni is still AWOL.

    Liked by 1 person

  31. swampratterrier says:

    IS BERLIN BURNING?

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  32. dauntlessguy says:

    From France Today. Embedded journalist not from the GNN (Globalist news network) reporting what is really going on.

    Liked by 3 people

  33. 4EDouglas says:

    We are witnessing history-the fall of the European Union. France,Italy, Greece,
    Czech Repubilic, Hungary, and of course Britain. Gone the flaming wreckage of the fourth Reich just exploded..

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  34. dauntlessguy says:

    Belgium at least 70 arrested in protest today.

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  35. shipley130 says:

    Simple solution…don’t pass gas (taxes). But no, the politicians are just too smart for us little people, so they think.

    Liked by 1 person

  36. Anne says:

    Bordeaux (France) tonight:

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  37. dauntlessguy says:

    Belgian Protesters Call for Resignation of PM.
    Protests in Amsterdam Netherlands are peaceful.

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  38. sukietawdry says:

    Do you hear the people sing?
    Singing the songs of angry men?
    It is the music of the people
    Who will not be slaves again!
    When the beating of your heart
    Echoes the beating of the drums
    There is a life about to start
    When tomorrow comes!

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  39. namberak says:

    I lived in France as a young man, have visited in the decades since, and I can tell you without fear or favor that a very large percentage of the average obstreperous Frenchmen will see Macron rolling out all of les flics to shut them up as a challenge they are willing to take. If Vegas has an over/under, I’d be tempted to bet the over.

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  40. sunnydaze says:

    Anyone understand what the protestors are chanting? Brussels:

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  41. lydia00 says:

    This has t be one of the most ironic situations to date. France is basically caste system big government socialistic. The yellow jackets are socialists demanding better wealth distribution. This is a reminder to us how socialism actually works out in Western countries. Still, I cheer them and pray they recognize the absurdity of their overall situation. Marie LePen is also a socialist. But a pro France non EU, socialist. Small steps?

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