The famed Yellow Vest protests rocked France for the sixth straight weekend and spread to other nations in the region, marking another victory for ordinary people fighting back against the unaccountable governing class in Europe.
In France, confrontations between protestors and police escalated, turning more violent than they have been in previous weekends. Police threatened unarmed protestors with firearms during Saturday’s clash.
“At one point a group of Yellow Vests reported to be in the famous Champs Elysees were filmed throwing road cones at police as they drove away from the scene, while police deployed tear gas as clashes broke out,” said ZeroHedge. “A French policeman drew his weapon and was forced to abandon his motorcycle as protesters threw objects.”
Ezra Levent of The Rebel posted footage of the incident.
“Macron’s cops pull out a handgun in the face of yellow vests,” he said.
— Ezra Levant 🍁 (@ezralevant) December 23, 2018
Protestors reportedly set fire to a highway in the Southern town of Bilou.
— srb news (@srbnews0) December 22, 2018
Meanwhile, French newspaper Le Monde reported that French President Emmanuel Macron is becoming increasingly isolated, and cannot go out in public without being harassed:
Insults, boos, threats … When he goes out, now, it goes wrong. Since the beginning of the mobilization of “yellow vests”, for the president who loved so much walks, they have become rare (and discreet). Like the visits.
From Loudes airport, in Haute-Loire, to Puy-en-Velay, there is 10 km, a quarter of an hour by car. This December 4, to reach the prefecture burned three days earlier by the “yellow vests”, Emmanuel Macron fortunately does not need to go through the roundabout of Lachamp, in the town of Saint-Pierre-Eynac. It is there, on the RN88, that demonstrators had sewn a puppet of human size, placed on a scaffold more real than nature. On the block was written: “To guillotine is our project. “
“today in Bonnyville [Alberta, Canada] , yellow vests waiting for the trucks to come,” said Sheila Gunn Reid on Twitter.
today in Bonnyville , yellow vests waiting for the trucks to come. pic.twitter.com/QuUgovzv9F
— Sheila Gunn Reid (@SheilaGunnReid) December 22, 2018
Hundreds of Israeli ‘Yellow Vests’ protest high cost of living,” said PressTV.
Hundreds of Israeli 'Yellow Vests' protest high cost of living pic.twitter.com/akAfdlOOOE
— Press TV (@PressTV) December 23, 2018
“RAW: Beligian #YellowVests scuffle with police,” said Russia Today.
— RT (@RT_com) December 23, 2018
A Twitter user called Tiger Reborn posted a video of Yellow Vests dancing in solidarity with their French counterparts.
— Tiger Reborn (@tigerreborn) December 22, 2018
The mainstream press once again downplayed the protests amid reports of censorship of the events by French media.
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PURE EVIL: Churches Torched and Razed to the Ground During Anti-Government Riots in Chile
Another one of those “mostly peaceful protests” erupted over the weekend in Santiago, Chile, on the anniversary of last year’s protests—read: riots—against the Chilean government.
On Sunday demonstrators and criminals smashed up businesses, looted stores, attacked police, and even vandalized and burned two churches.
The riots happened one week prior to a referendum on a new constitution, of which the rioters are in favor. The current constitution was written during the autocratic rule of General Augusto Pinochet, with two-thirds of the Chilean electorate voting to adopt it back in 1980.
— Catholic Arena (@CatholicArena) October 19, 2020
In addition to supporting a new constitution, the rioters claim to be dissatisfied with persisting economic inequality, inadequate health care, and insufficient pensions. This is despite, as the Wall Street Journal points out, economic growth and decreasing poverty over the years.
Absolute chaos in Santiago – the church spire has come down in flames pic.twitter.com/FZHmrVCquy
— John Bartlett (@jwbartlett92) October 18, 2020
Some Chileans may have some legitimate grievances—I’m by no means an expert on the Chilean economy or political situation—but I will always side against the protesters when I see churches being desecrated and city blocks being destroyed. Far-left agitators are without a doubt behind these horrifying scenes. It’s too bad we no longer have General Pinochet around to deal with these Marxists the proper way.
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