Gilets jaunes: wanneer er niks anders rest dan de opstand

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14-03-19 03:47:00,

De Franse gilets jaunes maken zich op voor wat ze zelf ‘het ultimatum’ noemen. Aanstaande zaterdag zakken ze van over het hele land opnieuw af naar Parijs. Deze niet aflatende mobilisatie kan niet los gezien worden van het enorme democratische deficit in Frankrijk.

Kleine voorspelling: dit weekend zullen de gilets jaunes Parijs opnieuw op stelten zetten. Dat doen ze trouwens al achttien weken. Sinds de zeventiende november wordt er iedere zaterdag opnieuw betoogd. In Parijs, maar ook in tal van andere steden. In tegenstelling tot wat de Franse overheid steeds opnieuw wil doen geloven, is de mobilisatie de voorbije achttien weken niet afgenomen. Af en toe waren er natuurlijk terugvallen en fluctuaties, maar vele duizenden Fransen komen iedere week op straat, bezetten nog steeds rondpunten, hebben plaatselijke comités opgericht en zijn vooral vastberaden om Macron uit het zadel te lichten.

De strategie van de Franse overheid bestond er tot nu toe niet alleen in om de opkomstcijfers steeds te minimaliseren, ze probeerde ook om de gilets jaunes een extreem rechts of antisemitisch imago aan te meten en gaven carte blanche aan de politiediensten om de meest brutale vormen van repressie los te laten op de manifestanten. Tientallen manifestanten verloren ledematen, ogen, of zijn voor de rest van hun leven gehandicapt door granaten en rubberkogels. Het geweld is van die aard dat zelfs de VN nu aandringt bij de Franse overheid op een onderzoek naar het excessieve politiegeweld tegenover manifestanten.



Oproep voor 16 maart

Daarnaast is er ook de juridische vervolging van gilets jaunes. Sinds de aanvang van de protesten werden meer dan 8.000 aanhoudingen verricht, er werden 7.000 personen onder garde à vue geplaatst (een soort administratieve aanhouding die maximum 48 uur kan duren), 1.800 actievoerders werden veroordeeld en nog een slordige duizend wachten op een uitspraak van de rechter. Enkele honderden verblijven in de gevangenis. Het zijn stille drama’s van mensen die het al niet zo breed hebben en nu terechtkomen in een juridische mallemolen die hun dikwijls hun werk en weinige spaargeld kost. Macron heeft de roep om amnestie straal genegeerd.

Nieuwe allianties

En toch heeft de fysieke en juridische repressie de strijdlust niet weten af te remmen.

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Gilets Jaunes, Round 14. Knocked out, the leaders are losing their mind | The Vineyard of the Saker

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19-02-19 05:32:00,

by Le yéti and translated by Le Saker Francophone

The explosion of hysteria that struck the ruling class in the aftermath of Act 14 shows that the Yellow vests are scoring decisive points.

Everything, they have tried everything, but none of the scare tactics they used to cast anathema and discredit on their opponents will have worked. The demonization of the Yellow Vests accused in November of being under the influence of the extreme right – failed! The stigmatization of the supposed violence of the bad Yellow vests – failed! The attempt to introduce the venom of the migratory problem on the roundabouts – failed!

The auditory hallucination of Benjamin Griveaux

Today, taking advantage of the fact that Alain Finkielkraut has been harassed [when he was passing by a group of Gilet jaunes, NdT], they tried with the usual anti-Semitism accusation, failed too! But yes, yeaaaah, Benjamin Griveaux, Macron’s spokesman, is screaming, we can hear it at the 22nd second of the video, we clearly hear the attackers shouting “dirty Jew!”, “dirty Jew!”!

It seems that Griveaux was probably under the influence of tinnitus [parasitic noises that a person hears without them really existing, editor’s note], because no one heard anything of the kind, not even the victim, present on the spot, who admitted not having heard any infamous “dirty Jew” in the mouths of his attackers. On the other hand, “Zionist bastard”, yes, he heard it, and very clearly… except that the person concerned deserve it! Simply listen to what Alain Finkielkraut said about the children of Gaza in June 2007, listen carefully:

Did you hear it well? Palestinian children in Gaza “who have no place in that world” are the result of an “unbridled production of surplus men”. You see, with this level of crap, it’s surprising that our “academician” has ONLY been subjected to verbal aggression.

Gérard Larcher’s stroke

There is one thing that people in power must understand, including those of the left-wing opposition who are feeling offended by insults uttered against this “academician” of TV sets: when the people’s anger overflows, it does not take gloves (or maybe boxing gloves).

This is something that the Senate Speaker, Gérard Larcher, felt very well,

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Gilets Jaunes SITREP | The Vineyard of the Saker

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11-01-19 07:15:00,

Do not expect the French medias, all owned by the French 1%, to be objective when speaking about the Yellow Vests. We shall then look at the Sputnik News France to get a fair vision of the phenomenon. Here is a translation made by Le Saker Francophone after the 8th act, hold on January 5th.

By Fabien Buzzanca – January 9th 2019 – Sputnik France

The Yellow Vests came back full throttle for the beginning of this year with their Act VIII. With demonstrations already planned for January 12th and the government having promised even more firmness to face the protesters, what is the feeling of the demonstrators? The law enforcement? Sputnik contacted both parties to provide an update.

With the kind of half truce we observed during the holidays, the government hoped that the yellow vest movement would not survive the end of the year. It has not been the case. As if the President’s offensive New Year wishes had blown over the embers, the flame of the protest that has been heating up France since 17 November has set off again in style. Starting with the breakage of Benjamin Griveaux’s State Secretariat door by some hot demonstrators, during the Act VIII on January 5th. Let’s skip the usual battle of numbers (50,000 demonstrators for the government, 300,000 for France Police -Policiers en colère [ a policemen union ]), the many photos circulating on social networks showed yellow processions all over the country.

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The Yellow Vests don’t want to give up and have sent a strong message to the government. The resurgence of the protest came with its share of violence. In addition to the emergency exfiltration of the government spokesman [because of the door of his building has been broken by somme demonstrators], vehicles were set on fire in Paris, barricades were set up and a former boxer, Christophe Dettinger, played fists against the CRS on a footbridge in the capital.

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In the provinces, the town hall of Rennes was attacked and clashes between demonstrators and police forces were observed in Nantes, Beauvais or Bordeaux. Non-exhaustive list.

“We only talk about violence,

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