Clashes as yellow vest protests grow in Belgium, Netherlands

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  1. Josephwalker

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    The socialist experiment in Europe that has been touted as the future for America by our left is imploding. You guys may want to rethink this.

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian police fired tear gas and water cannons at yellow-vested protesters calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Charles Michel after they tried to breach a riot barricade, as the movement that started in France made its mark Saturday in Belgium and the Netherlands.

    Protesters in Brussels threw paving stones, road signs, fireworks, flares and other objects at police blocking their entry to an area where Michel’s offices, other government buildings and the parliament are located.

    Brussels police spokeswoman Ilse Van de Keere said that around 400 protesters were gathered in the area."

    https://www.apnews.com/c0afb781cc074df88e40f1a2bd61ed92
     
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    Finally it's Frenchmen rioting and burning instead of Muslims.
     
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    its the globalism and the governments pushing it on everyone and the leaders disconnect to the wants and needs of their own country not just the eu
     
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    Macron was going to take the baton from Merkel for the liberal new world order, with its tyranny and imposition of their own standards on everyone else. Hopefully these riots will finally end a system where wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few, while everyone else suffers.

    It's time for our world economic system to be readjusted. Multinational corporations have to be broken up, and private ownership must be restored so people can get back their freedom, dignity and pride.
     
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    America was founded on that. Glad Europe us finally catching up with us. Sad part is the left in America wants to go backwards in this regard and Europeanize.
     
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    Yellow vests being egged on by Russian bots!!!
     
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    If only they had a second amendment.
     
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    Prime minister Michelle in belgium should resign but not for that reason. The biggest political party just left the goverment because of that immigration treaty in marrakech. Right now he only got 1/3 of the seats left so has no mandate anymore and his signature cannot be valid.
    yet he stays on and refuses to recognize this. Almost like a coup what they did this weekend.
     
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    Popular protests are evolving, if initially people who took to the streets demanded that the authorities refuse to raise taxes on fuel, now they have matured political, economic and even environmental demands. It was posted by Le Libre Penseur https://www.lelibrepenseur.org/la-charte-officielle-des-25-revendications-des-gilets-jaunes/

    1. To convene a national assembly for tax reform. Legally prohibit taxes in excess of 25% of the state of a citizen.

    2. Immediately increase by 40% the minimum wage, pensions and the subsistence minimum.

    3. Immediately create new jobs in health care, education, public transport, law and order, etc. to ensure the proper functioning of the infrastructure of the state.

    4. Immediately start the construction of five million units of affordable housing, thereby ensuring the reduction of rent, mortgage and the creation of jobs in the construction industry. Strictly punish city halls and prefectures, leaving the homeless in the open.

    5. Reduce the size of banks and break the banking monopolies, thereby protecting the financial sector from the crisis. To prohibit banks with investors to engage in stock speculation. Prohibit the rescue of illiquid banks for taxpayers' money.

    6. Cancel domestic debt as fiction.

    7. With popular support to rewrite the constitution in the interests of the sovereignty of the people. To legalize general referendums on popular initiative.

    8. Prohibit lobbying and influence schemes. To ban persons with a criminal conviction for life to hold elected positions. Forbid to hold several elected posts part-time.

    9. Frexit. Exit the EU, return French political, financial and economic sovereignty. Resume the circulation of your own currency.

    10. Stop the tax evasion practice. Return 80 billion euros, which 40 largest companies owe to the state.

    11. Immediately stop further privatization and return to the state property already privatized property: airports, railways and highways, parking ...and so on.

    The French government, as expected, blamed the Russians and Putin personally for all the unrest. RT has released an ironic photo about this.

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    Unfortunately your link is written in French so I can't dig into it.
     
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    This is true. I translated 11 points for you. I think in general terms this will allow to understand the demands of the protesters.
     
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    Blame the Russians, huh? Its never the fault of leftists and their ideology, Right?
     
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    Problem is if I can't read the source myself I can't assertain who these people are and what percentage of the protesters they represent.
     
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    Stop with the left bit, it's not selling. Our country was founded on individualism and free enterprise, not on corporate ownership and corporate control. Hopefully the French riots will end the globalist and liberal tyranny Washington has been pushing for years and which has caused poverty and death all over the world.
     
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    I think its probable that professional leftwing protestors will be part of the anti governemt demonstrators

    But that does not mean that all the negative backlash against high fossil fuel taxes is not sincere or spontanious for most participants
     
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    Your post takes the term mixed metaphor to a new level.
     
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    That's pretty much my take on this.
     
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    Yeah, Frances rural people who don't have access to public transportation helps give clarity to that issue.
     
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    Expect the Belgians and Netherland to follow the France excuse.


    France Is Investigating Russia’s Supposed Role In Promoting Yellow Vest Riots.....


    France is investigating Russia’s alleged role in promoting the so-called Yellow Vest movement after recent reports suggest Moscow-linked news outlets spread false information about the protests.

    French security services are looking into whether Russian outlets boosted hashtags promoting the protests, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a Sunday local radio interview. His comments come after reports showed that 600 Twitter accounts pushed the anti-carbon tax protests.


    The protests “have been at or near the top” of the list of accounts that Alliance for Securing Democracy monitor, the group’s social media analyst, Bret Schafer, told reporters. “That’s a pretty strong indication that there is interest in amplifying the conflict” for worldwide audiences.


    Much of the content from the tweets is coming from Russian-owned outlets RT and Sputnik. Some of their reporting has been splotchy at best, according to Bloomberg News. For instance, both outlets falsely reported that police unions were showing their allegiance to the Yellow Vest movement.


    https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/09/m...-riots-russia/
     
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    Allons! Enfant de la patrie!
    Putin's jour de glorie arrive!
     

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