Riots over rising fuel costs plunge Paris into chaos as police struggle to maintain order

Apr 2012
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This is what happens when you over tax the people. The democrats should see this and know that raising taxes does not work
There are pictures in the links. It seems paris is burning

Paris burns as fuel riots grow violent


More than 3000 police have flooded onto the streets of Paris as protests in the French capital turned violent.
Police and gendarmes used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the Yellow Vest protesters, with clashes breaking out along the famous Champs Elysees boulevard.

Riot police face off against the “yellow jacket” demonstrators in front of a burning barricade in Paris. The violent altercations are the result of rising fuel costs. Picture: AFPSource:AFP




Rocks and bottles were thrown at police, fires set and protesters set up barricades along the Champs Elysees, in the shadow of the Arc de Triomphe, causing tourists to flee.
The unrest comes after 10 days of protests and riots across France which have already left two people dead and more than 600 injured.

Riot police vehicles stand on the Champs Elysees in Paris, on November 24, 2018 during a protest against rising oil prices and living costs. Picture: AFPSource:AFP



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Dozens of police have also been injured, mainly heading off an attempt by protesters last weekend to storm the Elysee Palace, the official residence of French president Emmanuel Macron.
The “gilets jaunes’’ or Yellow Vests, named for the high-visibility vests they are wearing, began their action to demonstrate against rising petrol and diesel prices.
But the protests have grown and demonstrators on Saturday were calling for the resignation of Mr Macron, who is trying to reform France’s sluggish labour laws.
 
May 2016
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Macron should get the blame but I doubt he could be disposed. Besides the underclass there seem to be anarchists and would riot for just about anything. Can't feel too much sympathy for the French, just for the US that will probably end up like the French with violence in the streets.
 

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That shit is everywhere. In Russia also, Putin just forced the oil companies to temporarily freeze gas prices for at least rest of the year: Russia resorts to stop-gap measures to tackle high petrol prices | Reuters

Weird that a country with their amount of oil reserves has this problem... But, Russia's always been mismanaged, all her history, with regular people never getting to benefit from all her rich resources... :(
 
Apr 2012
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Macron should get the blame but I doubt he could be disposed. Besides the underclass there seem to be anarchists and would riot for just about anything. Can't feel too much sympathy for the French, just for the US that will probably end up like the French with violence in the streets.
The rioters are calling for macron to step down. There are 30,000 according to some reports. Their gas price is 3 times higher than ours according to reports. That is all because of taxes
 
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That is true but they have to be pretty outrageous for people to riot. If gas prices were that high here you would also see protests
Who is doing the rioting.

Once you figure that out you will get a glimpse into the bigger picture here.
 

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