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Jade - the blade of the guillotine is kept in the Paris Police Museum. A few hours of carpentry work and it would be back in business.

I think President 'Micron' has a Napoleon complex. All the National Police officers lined up are all taller than him.

I forgot to mention that the EU tells the French farmers what they can grow and how much. If they want to grow a little more and make some more money … no can do.
 

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I don't think this is about gas taxes.
Perhaps people are finally fed up with the Socialist agenda?

Or, this is just disguised Leftists who just want to cause chaos. As usual.

But I have a feeling that this is a mix of both Nationalists and Socialists; the Socialists finally figuring it out about their leaders.
 

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Perhaps people are finally fed up with the Socialist agenda?

Or, this is just disguised Leftists who just want to cause chaos. As usual.

But I have a feeling that this is a mix of both Nationalists and Socialists; the Socialists finally figuring it out about their leaders.
That is my guess, but you're likely right that it is a mix.
 

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That is my guess, but you're likely right that it is a mix.
From what I'm hearing, it is indeed a mix of people with all kinds of grievances:


I'm willing to bet that the most chaotic group, the folks flipping cars and starting fires, are ANTIFA, and everyone else is likely legitimate Yellow Vest protesters, many of whom likely just want to protest peacefully.

But that's just my guess.
 

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GF and I are visiting France in September (flying in and out of Paris). These riots reminded me that I will be essentially unarmed during our visit (forget about guns, French knife laws are about what you would expect, restrictive). This news did convince me to buy an "Unbreakable Umbrella" tonight. There is a straight handled walking stick version on the way. It will probably rain on us too so we will be as ready as we can for bad weather of all kinds.

https://unbreakableumbrella.com/unbreakable-walking-stick-umbrella-standard/
That's cool, but kinda spendy. Unless you plan on flying away like Mary Poppins hopefully you have some basic H2H skills if not specific stick training like Arnis (Kali or escrima).
 

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It's about EU-socialism and the French blue-collars are fed up with it.

The burning cars etc. are Antifa and african migrants, who infiltrated the yellow vest movement and give Macron a reason for countermeasures against decent people.
 

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You can tell it's a mix of groups because on one hand you have some that are destroying national monuments and some that are guarding them. One of the news networks showed pictures of a group of yellow vests guarding (what looked like) the flame at the tomb of the unknown soldier.

Anyway, most of you old farts on here can remember that there's been protests, riots, and strikes in France all the time in the past 50 years. I don't know that this one contains different participants braving the cold than the last bunch of times this happened? Not sure.
 

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I was at a kegger during my college years in the early 70s. There was a heated political discussion going on around the bonfire so I walked over and listened in. Three frenchies were making an argument about the greatness of France at the time and that it was still a true world power. The Americans within earshot just burst out laughing and the frenchies realized they weren’t fooling anybody. They finished their beers and split with the crowd still laughing at them.
 
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It's moved to Belgium:


I think I'm starting to see a pattern here.....
Yup.. Progressives/Socialists sending the bill to the white working class has worn too thin.

Trumpism is spreading. Nationalism is springing back to life. The effect is across the whole western civ.
 
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