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Washington DC and The Holy Land>ABC: The Latest: France's Macron scraps fuel tax after protests
Just Passin' By 04:18 PM 12-05-2018
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French President Emmanuel Macron has scrapped a fuel tax rise amid fears of new violence, after weeks of nationwide protests and the worst rioting in Paris in decades.

An official with the Elysee palace told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the president decided to get rid of the tax.

Philippe told lawmakers that "the tax is now abandoned" in the 2019 budget, and the government is "ready for dialogue." The budget can be adjusted or renegotiated through the course of the year.
https://abcnews.go.com/International...speak-59624047

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Fuel tax rises which sparked weeks of violent protests in France have now been dropped from next year's budget, the government has announced.

The move was announced by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, who a day earlier had only promised to postpone them for six months.

The "gilets jaunes" (yellow vest) protests have hit major cities over the past three weekends.

Further demonstrations were planned for this weekend.

They have grown to reflect more widespread anger at the government.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46460445
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Fishpicker 09:33 PM 12-06-2018
laissez-les conduire électrique



mass arrests of teenagers

or

prayer time in Paris

I cant tell
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Munson 10:10 PM 12-06-2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-f...-idUSKBN1O52BS

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France to deploy 89,000 security personnel ahead of Saturday protests

PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said 89,000 members of the security forces would be deployed nationwide on Saturday, including 8,000 in Paris, where armored vehicles will also be out on the streets.

“We are facing people who are not here to protest, but to smash and we want to have the means to not give them a free rein,” Philippe told TF1 television’s evening news program on Thursday, revising an earlier figure of 65,000 forces.

Philippe said about 10 armored vehicles belonging to the gendarmerie would also be used, the first time since 2005 when riots broke out in Paris’ suburbs.

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Just Passin' By 10:24 PM 12-06-2018
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The Eiffel Tower in Paris is to close on Saturday amid fears of further street violence from "yellow vest" anti-government protests.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46476037
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Delaney37 04:48 PM 12-07-2018
LOL....https://www.foxnews.com/world/emmanu...e-plague-paris

"As France braces for another round of violent protests this weekend in Paris and the rest of the country, embattled French President Emmanuel Macron is a missing man as his government tries to curb the chaos caused in part by his unpopular plan to hike gas taxes."
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Frazod 04:51 PM 12-07-2018
Sounds like the French are so confused that they don't know who to surrender to.
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GloryDayz 05:41 PM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by Delaney37:
LOL....https://www.foxnews.com/world/emmanu...e-plague-paris

"As France braces for another round of violent protests this weekend in Paris and the rest of the country, embattled French President Emmanuel Macron is a missing man as his government tries to curb the chaos caused in part by his unpopular plan to hike gas taxes."
He's afraid he'll get his eyebrow shot off...
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GloryDayz 05:43 PM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by Frazod:
Sounds like the French are so confused that they don't know who to surrender to.
Their invaders had always filled-out that paperwork for them, so yeah, they're lost!

So the Frogs are turtling....
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BucEyedPea 05:43 PM 12-07-2018
Sorry to break it to y'all but the upset in France over Macron—is not just about the fuel tax. He's been in trouble for awhile and the migration issue is a big part of it.
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BucEyedPea 05:44 PM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by Frazod:
Sounds like the French are so confused that they don't know who to surrender to.
They need to start erecting guillotines in their town squares.
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Just Passin' By 07:32 PM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by BucEyedPea:
They need to start erecting guillotines in their town squares.
And the U.S. should never have stopped with the tar and feathers. But, here we all are.
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mlyonsd 07:34 PM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by vailpass:
Someone please tell us how the US signing on to the Paris Accord would have been a good thing for us?
We'd be feels goods.
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Munson 07:40 PM 12-07-2018
It's gonna be a real shit show tomorrow.
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Just Passin' By 07:44 PM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by Munson:
It's gonna be a real shit show tomorrow.
That's what Macron's hoping for, in all likelihood.
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displacedinMN 08:58 PM 12-07-2018
at least they are protesting on a Saturday-which is not a full work day-

wait-they work?
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Discuss Thrower 09:06 PM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by Just Passin' By:
And the U.S. should never have stopped with the tar and feathers. But, here we all are.
Fucking this
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