By: Steve Dellar | 11-27-2018 | News
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France - Macron Shock Refusal To Change New Fuel Taxes

After ten days of unparalleled protests, the yellow vests (gilets jaunes) were looking forward to what President Macron would propose to them in return. Even though he acknowledged the widespread anger over fuel taxes, the French president surprisingly refused to back down from his environmentally friendly policies.

French President Emmanuel Macron shockingly stuck to his guns and said he won't "change course" amid the country-wide "yellow vest" protests. Although he acknowledged the widespread anger regarding fuel taxes over the past 10 days, Mr Macron said he will continue making environmentally friendly policies.

"What I've taken from these last few days is that we shouldn't change course because it is the right one and necessary," he said. "We need to change how we work because a number of our citizens feel this policy course is imposed on them from above."

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The French government had in the past few days admitted that the increase in diesel tax, which kicked in just as prices were rising, inflicted more damage than anticipated. Macron said that fuel taxes would be adjusted to take account of sharp rises in world oil prices.

"We need to change how we work because a number of our citizens feel this policy course is imposed on them from above," he said.

'Won't give in to destruction and disorder'

Macron condemned the violence seen over the weekend as the protests, which have involved hundreds of thousands of people donning yellow vests carried in all French vehicles for use in case of a traffic accident or vehicle break-down, descended into rioting in the capital Paris.

"I understand the demands of these citizens, but I won't give in to those who want destruction and disorder," he said, referring to the burning of vehicles on the Champs Elysées and the rocks thrown at police forces.

So far, two people have been killed and 606 injured since the protests began.

Just last weekend, some 100,000 people continued the protest, including hundreds who gathered on the Champs-Elysees in Paris carrying signs that read "Macron, thief!" and "Macron, resign!"

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tab No. 91737 2018-11-27 : 15:02

the new tax is so that Macron can house all of the migrant invaders.

Anonymous No. 91745 2018-11-27 : 15:47

Wait till May next year, and we'll see who wins those elections ....

Anonymous No. 91747 2018-11-27 : 16:16

Macron is a vomit eating dog for the globalist agenda. He has already enslaved the French by his refusal to heed the people and his blatant rejection of nationalism. His allegiance is not to France, but to his global masters, who intend to rape and pillage the world. He forgets he is an elected official, and instead believes himself to be "chosen" to crack the whip. He actually believes he is the master of the these people. In his own words, "a god". He is the guy who has to compensate his manliness with mania because he is a lily-livered dog. He will never measure up, or be respected, or be loved, no matter how many power displays he puts on!! Because he is a bowing puppet, licking the globalist boots set on evil intent!!! Judgement is coming and he will be stubble. In the name of almighty JESUS CHRIST, LORD OF LORDS AND KING OF KINGS!!!!!!!

Anonymous No. 91748 2018-11-27 : 16:24

He can never be Trump! He is so jealous of Trump! But the people will never be devoted and loving to him, like the people are for Trump. Even the Parisians wish Trump could be there president. Even people worldwide wish for a loving caring patriot president like Trump. But just wait... Le Pen is coming!!! VIVA A LE PEN!!! #SHE IS RISING

Anonymous No. 91755 2018-11-27 : 17:55

Example of what happens when you elect socialists.


Anonymous No. 91796 2018-11-28 : 06:15

Macron hoping to do as much damage as possible before he loses to Le Pen in the next election.

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