Breaking Eggs – French Style

I was in the Post Office this afternoon, sending off a parcel. As I stood at the counter filling in address labels my nose was streaming and I didn’t even realise it. The girl behind the counter produced some tissues to clean up the mess. Just a quick update, because I’m dead on my feet with a really bad cold at the moment.

In the week before Christmas the police demolished most of the gilets jaunes encampments on the roads and roundabouts of France. In the last week or so the gilets jaunes have started appearing again on the roads and roundabouts – and in my quiet neck of the woods in much greater numbers, despite the awful January weather. Last Saturday we had Acte VIII, which was a big one, in both Paris and the rest of the country. This week President Macron’s response to this has been to announce even harsher measures against the demonstrators. As a result of this Acte IX next Saturday might be a bit subdued, or maybe it won’t. It’s hard to tell in these situations how things are going to pan out. One thing is for certain, the more that the hated Macron tries to break the yellow vests the more messy/violent the omelette will become.

The following brief video is French language, yet most of the satire is visual and quite easy to follow…

And a reminder that the first proper UK yellow vest protest is due to take place next Saturday.

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11 Responses to Breaking Eggs – French Style

  1. freddy says:

    A former boxer made famous after his impromptu bout with two French policemen during the latest Yellow Vest protest in Paris will be imprisoned pending his trial, which has been rescheduled for February 13.
    “They leave him in prison! Dictatorship! You will see Saturday!” supporters of Yellow Vest ex-boxer Christopher Dettinger cried out in the courtroom as the decision of his detention was announced. The hearing took place late on Wednesday in the 23rd chamber of the Criminal Court of Paris.

    Originally scheduled for immediate judgement on charges of “intentional violence against a person endowed with state power,” the court granted Dettinger’s request to postpone the trial in order to provide him time to prepare a defense.

    However, they also decided that he would remain in jail in the meantime instead of being released under judicial supervision as he and his lawyers had hoped, provoking anger and cries of outrage in the tense courtroom. The court also refused his team’s request for additional information or judicial investigation.
    https://www.rt.com/news/448482-yellow-vest-boxer-denied-bail/

    Hungary and Italy are now both against Macron

  2. freddy says:

    Some FRENCH protesters feel speed cameras are solely a revenue-generating measure which takes money from the poor.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46822472
    Members of the “yellow vests” protest movement have vandalised almost 60% of France’s entire speed camera network, the interior minister has said.

    Christophe Castaner said the wilful damage was a threat to road safety and put lives in danger.

    The protest movement began over fuel tax increases, and saw motorists block roads and motorway toll booths.

    • Rob Godfrey Rob Godfrey says:

      Freddy, if you look at the videos that I and others post you’ll see that for the most part the gilets jaunes are just ordinary people; young and old, all kinds of backgrounds, all kinds of political beliefs. Of course there’s a few hotheads in there, as you get with any mass movement. Overall, though, considering that there’s millions of them out on the streets, the gilets jaunes are remarkably peaceful; even with the incredible level of state violence that’s being aimed at them.

  3. freddy says:

    Run the Banks dry

    Paris police chief Michel Delpuech said on Friday that he anticipates an even greater turnout this Saturday – the ninth consecutive weekend of protests – and that 80,000 officers will be deployed across the country.
    https://www.france24.com/en/20190111-france-yellow-vest-protesters-call-run-banks-macron-economy-money-taxes-police
    “We think the turnout will be bigger than last Saturday for one thing, and that there could be some more radical and violent elements,” Delpuech told French television station CNews.

    Quite ingenious but very arrogant response
    “we will not let them draw out much money”

    Go back day after day to dry them up.

  4. freddy says:

    Bloody Hell it is getting serious

    Several injured in explosion at Paris bakery
    https://www.france24.com/en/20190112-paris-bakery-several-injured-explosion

    • freddy says:

      “As firemen were looking for a gas leak in the building, a dramatic explosion took place,” Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said, adding that one of the firemen had been buried under debris for several hours.

      An investigation has been opened to determine the exact cause of the blast, authorities said.

      Witnesses described the overwhelming sound of the blast

      So far three dead, two of them are firemen.

  5. JOML says:

    Good New Year to you Rob and I hope you’re getting back to better health. To hi-jack a Churchill statement – ‘The yellow vests are coming out all over Europe ‘. Let’s hope a few ‘lights’ go out and are replaced by more humane and progressive leaders.

  6. freddy says:

    FRENCH Authorities mobilised a total of 80,000 police officers to counter protests across the country, with 5,000 being deployed in Paris alone.
    Two hundred arrested, so far, today.
    Keep it up

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0XLzIswI2s

    • freddy says:

      The Fish Rots From The Head Down.

      Emmanuel Macron’s own former interior minister, Gérard Collomb told the Prime Minister to his face that large parts of FRENCH territory are no longer governed by the laws of the Republic but instead by the law of the jungle. “The law of the strongest… drug-dealers and radical Islamists.” He depicted nothing less than a country on the verge of civil war.

      https://www.rt.com/op-ed/448488-macron-france-yellow-vests/

      “The situation is very degraded… tomorrow it will be totally out of control.” He had made similar remarks off-the-record in February, but they were published only after his resignation in October.

      Collomb was only saying in public what people have known for years and what experts like Thibault de Montbrial and Laurent Obertone have documented scrupulously in their books.

      The fish rots from the head down. Emmanuel Macron is happy to upbraid inoffensive young men, accusing them of lacking respect for the presidency or for not trying hard enough to find a job, while at the same time posing for photos with bank robbers and ex-convicts.

  7. freddy says:

    FRANCE’S Digital Minister Mounir Mahjoubi on Sunday warned that a popular referendum on “any subject” would lead to government collapse and political unrest if left unchecked, calling into question one of the key demands of the anti-establishment yellow vest movement.
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1072068/emmanuel-macron-yellow-vest-protest-france-news

    This geezer seems to think that any Election or Referendom would wipe the floor with En Marche and the Evil Macron.

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