The Paris “Yellow Vest” riots over the weekend has been going on for a month now with numbers growing.
The media blackout here continues with the narrative being the French do not like rising “fuel taxes”.
President Trump over the weekend exposed the bigger issue of what the French people are dealing with over President Emmanuel Macron’s extremist climate change policies.
Macron, who chastised Trump at the Armistice Day celebration last month on the president’s nationalistic policies like tariffs, is facing his citizens wrath for taking the globalist view that the only way to change people’s behavior is to punish them through higher taxes.
The former Rothschild & Cie banker is being branded as an elitist who is taxing the poorer French people to fund his globalist agenda. While Macron backed off from raising fuel taxes for a few months, a reportedly, 136,000 protesters hit the streets of Paris this weekend to show the government that this is about his wider agenda.
Parisian shopkeepers, who rely on holiday shoppers, will be decimated as the French capital was on lockdown the past two weekends. The daytime peaceful protests are being followed up at night by marauding bands of younger unemployed men from just outside Paris looting storefronts as police forces are stretched to handle the daytime protests.
The Macron government, not facing election until 2022, however it has a difficult decision to make. Will it be able to lead this uber-globalist agenda such as the Paris Climate Accord and watch the namesake city burn or will the French people prevail to wrestle back control of their government?
This could be the start of the EU Winter, which like the Arab Spring some years ago, gave the people back some nationalistic control.