Macron Fears ‘Coup Attempt’ as French Protests Continue
The Yellow Vest protests in France are set to enter their third weekend while the French government is warning about a potential “coup attempt.”
“The intelligence services have reported to the Elysee Palace, the official residence of the president, that there have been ‘calls to kill’ and ‘carry arms to attack’ parliamentarians, government officials and police officers, Le Figaro newspaper said on Thursday,” according to an RT report.
RT cited a French source who said “this is a coup attempt.” The French government has reportedly banned employees from working this weekend.
“On Thursday Eric Drouet one of the movement’s most famous leaders announced the Yellow Vests plans to approach the residence of Emmanuel Macron. ‘Saturday will be the final outcome, Saturday is the Elysee, we all would like to go to the Elysee,'” he said according to the report.
The French protests were sparked over a fuel tax increase, but have grown into something much larger. Both the political left and right have teamed up to protest Macron while American mainstream press has largely ignored the groundbreaking events. Even after Macron abandoned his plans for the fuel tax, the protestors have pressed forward.
According to the report, their motto is “we stay on our course.”
Macron represents one of the European Union’s elite puppet-leaders, a member of the establishment ruling class that voters around the world are rejecting.
Jean Bricmont, a French writer and political commentator reportedly told RT that the protests are fueled by the “incompetent” dependent French government, and that the protests are a “general revolt against the policies of the government.”