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  • Break Out the Hotdogs & Marshmellows; Paris is Burning...Again

    Ok, so the whole city is not burning, but I likes me title too much to be too pedantic.

    Right. So are these "real" Yellow Vests, or have they been co-opted by the "We-likes-to-always-protest-and-burn-sh**" crowd? Or is Macron really in trouble?



    French firefighters are working to extinguish a blaze in a Paris restaurant seen as a powerful symbol of France's elite that was set amid yellow vest protest violence.

    The flames pouring out of the posh eatery Fouquet's on the Champs-Elysees marked one of the most powerful images on a day of unusual unrest in the French capital. The restaurant was vandalized Saturday morning and later set ablaze. Several luxury boutiques along the elegant avenue were also ransacked, and kiosks set on fire.
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/latest-mother-child-saved-bank-fire-paris-riot-134546459.html


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    The Corsican knew how best to deal with such situations
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      Originally posted by Tuebor View Post
      Ok, so the whole city is not burning, but I likes me title too much to be too pedantic.

      Right. So are these "real" Yellow Vests, or have they been co-opted by the "We-likes-to-always-protest-and-burn-sh**" crowd? Or is Macron really in trouble?





      Probably neither, they appear to be the sort of far right thugs who tend to gravitate to populist movements and take advantage. Worth noting the climate change demo that also took place in Paris same day had four times as many attending.

      Shame about Fouquet's. I had the good fortune to be invited to dine there in the late 70s and it was superb
      Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
      Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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        Originally posted by MarkV View Post
        Probably neither, they appear to be the sort of far right thugs who tend to gravitate to populist movements and take advantage. Worth noting the climate change demo that also took place in Paris same day had four times as many attending.
        French media En Direct is reporting that several people arrested for this arson attack are members of Black Bloc.....hardly far Right thugs. If anything, they are a conglomeration of far-Left, anarchists-nihilist thugs who have co-opted the movement for several months now.

        Originally posted by MarkV View Post
        Shame about Fouquet's. I had the good fortune to be invited to dine there in the late 70s and it was superb
        I too ate there in 1992, as a sending-off present the week before I entered the service. I also recall it was excellent, and was equally thankful I was not the one paying for the fare. Last I heard, Fouquet's Paris is now owned by a Saudi multi-millionaire, so repairs should be prompt.
        You'll live, only the best get killed.

        -General Charles de Gaulle

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        • #5
          Originally posted by asterix View Post

          French media En Direct is reporting that several people arrested for this arson attack are members of Black Bloc.....hardly far Right thugs. If anything, they are a conglomeration of far-Left, anarchists-nihilist thugs who have co-opted the movement for several months now.


          Could be both

          "It's very serious," says Vincent Duclert, a specialist in anti-Semitism in France at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences - one of France's most prestigious colleges.

          "The gilets jaunes are not an anti-Semitic movement, but alongside the demonstration each Saturday there's a lot of anti-Semitic expression by groups of the extreme right or extreme left."
          Both Ms Le Pen's party and that of her far-left rival, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, have been trying to win the support of the gilets jaunes ahead of European elections in May.
          from Aunty Beeb
          Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
          Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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