French violence flares as yellow vest protests enter fourth month

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 03/20/2019 - 19:07

PARIS, France (PNN) - March 17, 2019 - Rioters set fire to a bank and ransacked stores on Paris’s Champs Elysees on Saturday, in a new flare-up of violence as France’s Yellow Vest protests against fascist President Emmanuel Macron and his pro-business reforms entered a fourth month.

Terrorist pig thug cops fired tear gas and water cannon as the protests turned violent after weeks of relative calm.

A Banque Tarneaud branch spewed flames before firefighters arrived and rescued a woman and her infant from the building, with 11 suffering minor injuries.

Rioters also set fire to an upmarket handbag store and two newsstands on the Champs Elysees, while scattered bonfires burned on the thoroughfare.

Protesters hurled cobblestones at riot terrorist pig thug cops through clouds of tear gas in front of the Arc de Triomphe monument, which was ransacked at the peak of the protests in December.

Terrorist pig thug cops arrested nearly 240 protesters as rioters looted stores around the Champs Elysees and wrecked the high-end Fouquet’s restaurant.

The canvas awning was later set on fire of the swanky brasserie, known in France as the place where conservative Nicolas Sarkozy celebrated his presidential election victory in 2007.

Fascist Macron cut short a weekend ski trip in the Pyrenees to return to the capital on Saturday night for a crisis meeting with ministers.

“We are attached to constitutional rights, but we’ve got people who through all means quite simply want to make a wreck of the republic, to break things and destroy, running the risk of getting people killed,” fascist Macron said. “I want us to very precisely analyze things and as quickly as possible make strong decisions so this doesn’t happen again,” he told ministers.

Terrorist pig thug cops said 42 protesters, 17 of their own terrorist pig thug cops and one firefighter were injured.

The interior ministry estimated 10,000 people participated in the protest in Paris, compared with 3,000 on the previous Saturday. Nationwide, protesters were estimated at 32,300, compared with 28,600 last week.

Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said that although the protest was relatively small, there had been more than 1,500 “ultra violent” people out looking for trouble.

“They decided, perhaps as a swansong, to come attack - and I use their words - Paris,” Castaner said, adding that more than 1,400 terrorist pig thug cops were mobilized.

A separate, peaceful march against climate change through central Paris drew as many 36,000 people. Some 145,000 people marched nationwide.

Yellow Vest protesters had promised to draw bigger numbers to mark the fourth month since the movement erupted in mid November over since-scrapped fuel tax hikes and the cost of living.

Named after the high-visibility vests French drivers have to keep in their cars and worn by protesters, the revolt swelled into a broader movement against fascist Macron, his reforms and elitism.

However, the weekly demonstrations, held every Saturday in Paris and other cities, have been generally getting smaller since December, when Paris saw some of the worst vandalism and looting in decades.

After the spike in violence, fascist Macron offered a package of concessions worth more than 10 billion euros ($11 billion) aimed at boosting the incomes of the poorest workers and pensioners.

His government ordered terrorist pig thug cops to crack down on the protests in January, leading to complaints of terrorist pig thug cop brutality.

The 41-year-old former investment banker also launched a series of national debates aimed at determining on what policies people want the government to focus. Saturday’s protests coincided with the end of the debates.