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Eiffel Tower, museums to close
during new ´Yellow Vest´ protests

France24 [Paris, France], by Staff

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 12/6/2018 7:25:24 PM

Paris´s Eiffel Tower will close on Saturday over fears of fresh violence during nationwide protests against President Emmanuel Macron, as police urged shops and restaurants on the Champs-Elysees to shut their doors too. Around a dozen museums across the capital have also said they will remain closed on Saturday after vandalism and clashes between protesters and police last week rocked France. The announcements came as around 200 high schools across the country remained blocked or disrupted by students protesting a raft of education overhauls, on a fourth day of action called to coincide with the anti-government demonstrations. An interior

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Sounds ominous for Macron.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: darling, 12/6/2018 7:34:23 PM     (No. 11855079)

Why is everyone of the give them "room to destroy" mindset? How about knocking a few heads and letting them know they are not free to be violent and shut down an entire city and its commerce?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pedro4, 12/6/2018 8:45:31 PM     (No. 11855100)

I wonder how their tourism business is going?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: hpmatt, 12/6/2018 9:07:31 PM     (No. 11855113)

#2, was just thinking that - glad we spent Thanksgiving in France & Italy. Bet this year it will not t/b too crowded at Christmas either, not that the city people really celebrate the Birth of Christ in much of ‘old’ Europe anyway.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sandbar, 12/6/2018 9:20:20 PM     (No. 11855121)

We´ve read a lot about the objections to the carbon taxes but does anyone know anything about the educational changes referenced in the article?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ribald1, 12/6/2018 9:47:33 PM     (No. 11855128)

This is far greater than a fuel tax.
The vest is important.
The French government requires that everyone who operates a vehicle have these things in the car or truck at all times. It is one of the thousands of stupid pointless impositions that the government places while working feverishly to add more.
Nobody has a reason to wear the vest, so one was created. Wear it because it is not supposed to be worn. It is supposed to be taking up space in the car so it can be produced to avoid getting a ticket for not having the thing.
Political violence is not pleasant, but it is the only response to tyranny that works.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: snakeoil, 12/6/2018 10:25:02 PM     (No. 11855148)

It will be serious when the French dust the cobwebs off the guillotine. If they didn´t want gasoline to cost more than wine, why did they elect the premier? If the Bernie Sanders faction of the dims takes over the same thing will happen to us. They get cake. We get shortnin bread.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dvc, 12/7/2018 12:07:31 AM     (No. 11855190)

Glad I am not vacationing in Paris right now....but then again, we always go in late spring to early summer.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/7/2018 12:58:27 AM     (No. 11855214)

So, protests are running France too ?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Highlander, 12/7/2018 4:58:33 AM     (No. 11855272)

The demand by the yellow-vests to restore the wealth tax hits me as a socialistic one. These people are likely the French version of antifa, only more destructive. Soros anyone?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dvc, 12/7/2018 11:45:38 AM     (No. 11855650)

#9, keep in mind that there is no single political group or faction running this revolt.
This has far left and far right and lots in the middle, all very angry about the direction of French policies.

So, some "yellow vest" can say he wants more taxes on the rich because he is a leftist, and at the same time the guy standing next to him could be against that and in favor getting more Muslims out. Politically schizophrenic? Of course.

Eclectic group, with no real leaders, exactly the kind of problem that is almost impossible to solve - because Macron and the French "elite" have manage to anger the entire spectrum of politics. THAT takes a special skill.

Good luck, gentlemen, I hope you can stop this climate craziness thing being used to stamp out the last vestiges of freedom.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Smart11344, 12/7/2018 12:30:46 PM     (No. 11855692)

In 1973 I visited France. I discovered the Parisians to be rude and arrogant and if you didn´t speak French, you were our verion of trailer park trash. I also visited Marseille and they were very warm, courteous and friendly. Many times, in Paris, I thought I knew where they should put the Eiffel Tower.

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