- Looks like Mr Jupiter is in deep shit. He needs to pull out several ‘rabbits’ from his own ass to save his neck. The smart move will be to turn 180 degrees and go with the people. Take advantage of the situation by blaming the EU for all France’s problems and possibly call for a re-constitution of the EU, possibly FREXIT and the end of the EU as it now is.
- All Eyes on Macron After Fresh Yellow Vest Protests Hit Paris
A huge clean-up operation was under way in Paris on Sunday after French Yellow Vest demonstrators clashed with riot police in the latest round of protests against President Emmanuel Macron.
Protesters set fire to cars, burned barricades and smashed windows in pockets of violence across the city centre, clad in their emblematic luminous safety jackets, as armoured vehicles rolled through the streets.
FRANCE 24’s Shona Bhattacharyya reports from the aftermath of the protest
The embattled president – whose name rang out across the Champs-Élysées as protesters shouted “Macron, resign” – is expected to address the demonstrations in a much-anticipated speech on Monday. Clashes broke out in cities across France, including Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon and Toulouse, during a fourth weekend of nationwide protests against rising living costs and Macron in general.
‘Yellow vest’ protests also hit cities across France
But it was Paris that again bore the brunt of the violence and destruction. “Dozens of shopkeepers have fallen victim to hooligans,” Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo tweeted. “Once again, this is deplorable.” Thick plumes of black smoke from fires rose high into the sky as police fired tear gas, while numerous shops and a Starbucks café were ransacked.
“The weather is crap and so is this government,” a handful of protesters chanted (in French) as light rain began to fall. It turned to downpours by mid-evening, scattering many of the remaining demonstrators.