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French Police Call In The Armored Vehicles Ahead Of More Protests

Police in Paris are bracing for a fifth straight weekend of violent protests and are preparing to deploy armored vehicles and thousands of officers to maintain control, the Associated Press reports. Armored vehicles patrolled the streets of Paris for the first time since World War II last weekend as thousands of protesters in the “yellow vest” movement, which started in ...

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At-Large Suspect In Strasbourg Terror Attack Killed By Police

The suspect who allegedly opened fire at a crowded Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, killing three and injuring 13 others, was reportedly killed by police Thursday. A manhunt of some 720 police officers and other law enforcement members had been underway since 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt, who has at least 27 convictions in four European countries, escaped from the scene Tuesday. French authorities are telling NBC News that ...

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France Is Investigating Russia’s Supposed Role In Promoting Yellow Vest Riots

France is investigating Russia’s alleged role in promoting the so-called Yellow Vest movement after recent reports suggest Moscow-linked news outlets spread false information about the protests. French security services are looking into whether Russian outlets boosted hashtags promoting the protests, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a Sunday local radio interview. His comments come after reports showed that 600 ...

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French Officials Were Warned A Carbon Tax Could Spark Riots. They Didn’t Listen

French protests over a now-scrapped carbon tax proposal are entering their fourth week, but French officials could have avoided the marches and looting if they had listened to scientists’ warnings about green reforms beforehand. French climate scientist Valérie Masson-Delmotte – co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – and a team of experts met with members of the ...

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Paris Is Burning As Armed Patrols Work To Stamp Out Yellow Vest Protests

French police arrested hundreds of protesters associated with the so-called Yellow Vest movement as France is now dealing with more fallout from a failed set of carbon taxes designed to tackle climate change. Police arrested more than 700 people Saturday morning and searched protesters for items like the now-famed yellows vests they wear to signify allegiance to the country’s working class. ...

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Macron’s Approval Rating Craters As France Braces For Another Round Of Protests

French President Emmanuel Macron’s approval rating dropped to its lowest level Thursday amid a growing sense that the former banker is losing touch with France’s working-class citizens. Macron’s approval rating slipped 4 percentage points in a month to 23 percent, according to an Elabe survey for Les Echos published Thursday. His approval rating is now lower than socialist predecessor Francois Hollande. “There’s a battle being ...

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Citizens From Another Leftist, Socialist, Anti-American Nation Praise President Trump

Not only have we heard the good citizens of Tijuana, Mexico advance the ideas of Donald Trump, but now the absolutely most sophisticated people on the planet earth, the enlightened citizens of France, have also expressed agreement with the thoughts of our president. The citizens of Tijuana were persuaded to Trump’s side of the political discussion when the caravan, which ...

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Buzzfeed Blames French Riots On Facebook, Not France’s Sky-High Carbon Prices

Buzzfeed believes Facebook’s algorithm is largely responsible for riling up France’s working class and encouraging them to riot against French President Emmanuel Macron’s climate agenda. The so-called yellow vest movement roiling portions of France “is a beast born almost entirely from Facebook,” Buzzfeed writer Ryan Broderick noted in a post Wednesday. Macron’s sky-high carbon taxes take second-fiddle to Facebook’s algorithm, he suggests. Broderick ...

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Macron Waves The White Flag On Carbon Taxes

French President Emmanuel Macron decided to scrap the planned carbon tax on fuels after weeks of protests rocked Paris and other major cities across the country. An Élysée Palace official told The Associated Press Wednesday that “the president decided to get rid of the tax.” Macron’s decision comes one day after the government announced plans to delay implementing the carbon ...

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Carbon Tax Revolt Tarnishes France’s Green Image At UN Climate Talks

Environmentalists at COP24, a United Nations climate conference in Katowice, Poland, are worried that France is setting a bad example by backing off a climate tax after hundreds of thousands protested. French President Emmanuel Macron postponed a gas tax hike Tuesday for six months after the proposal ignited protests that have lasted over two weeks. The protesters, known as “yellow ...

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