Angry demonstrators wearing signature yellow vests took to the streets today all across France to protest a steep fuel tax increase. The following video shows one of the groups of protesters, which came unusually close to the presidential palace in Paris.
Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
News in English on the protests:
Below is a related article from F. de Souche (also translated by Ava Lon) about a demonstration by culture-enriching faux Yellow Vests in Alsace:
Kingersheim (68th Department): “Youths” from the projects pretended to be Yellow Vests and attacked the police
by Koba, November 17, 2018
Police officers from the Wittenheim police station, who were ensuring security around the Château d’Eau in Kingersheim and who were especially managing traffic on the RD430, blocked by the protesters, were attacked in the early evening (around 7:30 pm) by a group of about twenty Yellow Vests who were clearly hostile.
Even though most of them were wearing the rallying sign [yellow vests], the majority were also wearing balaclavas and holding iron bars.
The police quickly realized, after a rock or two flew in their direction, that they weren’t dealing with the protesters of November 17, but with young thugs who arrived from the neighborhood of Bourtzwiller, situated a couple of hundreds meters away from there, as the crow flies.
Two youths, aged 15 and 22 years, were arrested by the members of the Canine Brigade [of law enforcement] and of the BAC [anti-criminality brigade], and they are being temporarily detained.
|00:00||A crowd of Yellow Vests in front of the Élysée [presidential palace]
Macron step down!
|00:16||Several protesters against the increase of the price of fuel marched on Saturday, November 17 along Faubourg-Saint-Honoré Street where the Élysée palace is situated
Macron, step down
|00:24||Macron, you’re screwed! French people have descended to the street!|
|00:28||The Yellow Vests intoned a couple of chants about a hundred meters away from the Élysée, demanding especially Macron’s resignation.|
|00:36||Tear gas was launched by law enforcement in order to disperse the protesters
We aren’t happy, we aren’t happy!
|00:48||Police with us! Police with us!|
|00:56||It’s extremely rare that protesters manage to get this close to the presidential palace.|
|01:04||We aren’t happy! We aren’t happy!