The immediate trigger for the protest wave was Macron's decision to raise tax on diesel fuel in a move to encourage the driving of less-polluting cars. The centre of Paris was on lockdown tonight after masked protesters stole an assault rifle from police, clashed with riot squads and set fire to cars and Christmas trees on the Champs-Elysees in furious demonstrations against the French government. Protesters said today's actions were 'the start of a revolution' that would eclipse the mass strikes and occupation of universities and factories in1968 when the country was on the cusp of civil war. Fires and clouds of tear gas covered the French capital from early morning until late in the evening, in some of the worst violence ever seen in the French capital as more than 5,000 demonstrators brought chaos to Paris for the second week running. Meanwhile there were further rallies spiralling across the country, spreading to Marseille, Biarritz and Antibes on the Mediterranean coast and even into the Netherlands. The protests, named 'Yellow Vest' after drivers' high-vis jackets, began last month amid fury over rising fuel prices but have mushroomed into an all-out challenge to Emmanuel Macron's presidency. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... atons.html You mean to tell me people dont love higher taxes and $7 a gallon gas that tears into thier limited income and an authoritarian control enacted by a lie clothed in psuedoscience ‘Paris Accord’ bullshit that limits thier freedom to move about their world? Who knew? Best pay attention, USA libtards-times this by 1000 and you have whats going to happen to you if the working class are FORCED into having the free time through horseshit like this.