Friday January 24, 2020

Les gilets jaunes get revolutionary with the elite

The protests in Paris may seem quintessentially French, but the underlying causes are also present in other EU states and in the US

16th December, 2018

Paris is burning, the sans-culottes are in revolt and the government is in retreat. When the French engage in public protest they do it with gusto and with style. Unfortunately, on occasion, they also do it with violence. The protests of the last month have cost three lives and dozens have been injured.

The protests by the gilets jaunes have not just taken the sheen off president Emmanuel Macron, they threaten to deal his government...

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