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Amid loud calls for him to end the "yellow vest" crisis gripping France, President Emmanuel Macron will address the nation Monday evening as authorities count the cost of weeks of anti-government protests.

Hours before that, he will meet with trade unions, employers' organizations and local elected officials as he tries to formulate a response to an unstructured movement that has taken France by storm and broken through traditional political and trade union communication channels with the government.

On Sunday, workers in Paris and other cities swept up broken glass and towed away burnt-out cars while the government warned of slower economic growth and the judiciary said it would come down hard on looting and attacks on police.




Car drivers gesture as "yellow vests" protesters gather to protest against rising fuel prices and living costs at the highway's toll in southern France, December 9, 2018. /VCG Photo


On Saturday, protesters, for the fourth weekend in a row, threw stones, torched cars and vandalized shops and restaurants in a protest against Macron's economic policies.

Officials said the latest riots were less violent than a week earlier, with fewer people injured, but damage to property across the capital was far worse.

Labour Minister Muriel Penicaud said on LCI television Macron that will announce “concrete and immediate” measures, but they will not include boosting the minimum wage.

“Increasing the minimum wage would destroy jobs. Many small businesses cannot afford it and risk going bankrupt,” she said.

Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux warned against unrealistic expectations.

“Not all the problems of the yellow vest protesters will be solved by waving a magic wand,” he said.



Employees remove a burned car on the Friedland avenue following the fourth weekend of protests against rising fuel prices in Paris, December 9, 2018. /VCG Photo


Demonstrators were unimpressed with the government's overtures, continuing their blockade of traffic roundabouts nationwide and vowing to fight on.

“I will stay here until Easter, if necessary,” a protester called Didier told BFM television in Frejus, southern France.

Macron's last televised address was on November 27, when he said he would not be bounced into changing policy by “thugs.”

Since then, he canceled a planned rise in fuel taxes last Tuesday to try to defuse the situation but the protests have morphed into a broader anti-Macron rebellion.

The upheaval in the Christmas shopping season has dealt a heavy blow to retailing, tourism and manufacturing as roadblocks disrupt supply chains.

On Saturday, the Eiffel Tower and several museums closed their doors for security reasons, as did top Paris department stores on what should have been a prime shopping weekend.


The protest movement will have “a severe impact” on the economy, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said as he toured a heavily looted central Paris neighborhood.

“We must expect a new slowdown of economic growth at year-end,” he said.

In mid-November, the central bank had forecast 0.4 percent fourth-quarter growth. Economists said at that time that the economy would need to grow at 0.8 percent in the final three months to hit the government's 1.7 percent annual growth forecast.

Authorities said 136,000 people had taken part in protests across France on Saturday, including 10,000 in Paris. More than 1,709 had been arrested, of which 1,000 were in Paris. More than 100 remained in custody.



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Post time 2018-12-11 05:37:52 |Display all floors
Israel

Has Macron made any pro Palestinian overtures ? Is he gentile ?
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Post time 2018-12-11 12:28:57 |Display all floors
Palestine

I understand Macron is gentile and is interested in the plight of the Palestinians. They will get rid of him.
9/11 was an inside job.
No second plane.It was a bomb.Bomb in the other building.
You KNOW without a doubt the videos are fake,right ?!
Planes don't meld into steel and concrete buildings.They crash into them !!!!!!!
It's amazing how the building ate the plane !!!
Imagine those fragile wings cutting slots in massive steel columns !!!!!
How STUPID can they think the people are to believe that crap ??!!

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Post time 2018-12-11 19:07:32 |Display all floors
Here is the cause:

Macron said Paris had unwavering friendship toward Israel, but called on Israel to end policies that undermined the possibility of a peace agreement.
“Continuing this path would be a mistake,” he said.
French and European officials acknowledge they have little room to maneuver on the Middle East peace process.
However, in talks with Trump, Macron on Monday told the U.S. president that his policy of putting all the pressure on the Palestinians was not tenable and a solution had to be found, a French presidential source said.
9/11 was an inside job.
No second plane.It was a bomb.Bomb in the other building.
You KNOW without a doubt the videos are fake,right ?!
Planes don't meld into steel and concrete buildings.They crash into them !!!!!!!
It's amazing how the building ate the plane !!!
Imagine those fragile wings cutting slots in massive steel columns !!!!!
How STUPID can they think the people are to believe that crap ??!!

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Post time 2018-12-12 05:36:39 |Display all floors
Predecessors

Nothing like this could have happened under Macron's Chosen predecessors Sharkozy and Hollande.
9/11 was an inside job.
No second plane.It was a bomb.Bomb in the other building.
You KNOW without a doubt the videos are fake,right ?!
Planes don't meld into steel and concrete buildings.They crash into them !!!!!!!
It's amazing how the building ate the plane !!!
Imagine those fragile wings cutting slots in massive steel columns !!!!!
How STUPID can they think the people are to believe that crap ??!!

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Post time 2018-12-12 18:05:58 |Display all floors
Algeria

Macron has called the 19th century French invasion of Algeria a crime against humanity and the 2011 invasion of Libya a historic mistake. This has obviously not gone down well with the banksters.
9/11 was an inside job.
No second plane.It was a bomb.Bomb in the other building.
You KNOW without a doubt the videos are fake,right ?!
Planes don't meld into steel and concrete buildings.They crash into them !!!!!!!
It's amazing how the building ate the plane !!!
Imagine those fragile wings cutting slots in massive steel columns !!!!!
How STUPID can they think the people are to believe that crap ??!!

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Post time 2018-12-12 18:12:21 |Display all floors
Emmanuel Macron Under Siege Too

The Anglo/zionist gangsters are almost certainly behind the yellow-vest protests. That's why the teeny-tiny tax increase is being peddled as the "final straw", in an admission that it's too trivial to be blamed for the rioting.

Europe’s effort at building a “special purpose vehicle” (SPV) to help European companies evade US sanctions is evidence of this danger. Recent comments from the French foreign minister hinted at a broader campaign for the SPV to undercut US influence.
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President Macron of France has just suggested that Europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the U.S., China and Russia.
- Napoleon Reborn: We Need A "European Empire" To Challenge US And China, French Minister Says

Marshal Philippe Petain's name appears alongside seven other top military chiefs to be honored this Saturday in a ceremony at the Invalides monument, site of Napoleon's tomb, to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1.
- Macron praises WWI general who later collaborated with Nazis

Lewrockwell.com confirms the hostility towards France with three attacking propaganda articles on the same day:

"Who Does Emmanuel Macron Owe?"

"The End of France as We Know It?"

"Emmanuel Macron’s Free Fall"
Compounding is the magic ingredient.

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