Mobile phone footage shared on social media showed a protester crouched in pain as medics tended to his severely-damaged hand.
Police said the grenades, which scatter rubber pellets and emit tear gas, were used to disperse protesters after they tried to storm the parliament building.
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The right hand of one of the Yellow Vest protesters has been blown off, reportedly by a grenade, during Saturday’s #YellowVests demonstrations in Paris.
Di Maio this week met leaders of the gilets jaunes as he declared the “wind of change has crossed the Alps” and a “new Europe is being born of the yellow vests.” France said the comments were an unacceptable “provocation”.
Chalencon, spokesman of the Yellow Jackets list led by Ingrid Levavasseur, told ANSA Tuesday he and Di Maio and Di Battista „practically agree on everything“ after their meeting at the Hotel de France at Montargis, in the Parisian hinterland.
„We’re not talking of alliances yet but certainly of dialogue,“ he said.
He said there would be another meeting next week in Rome between Di Maio and Levavasseur, with him present.
MPs may have so little to do that the Commons was adjourned before 3.30pm yesterday, but that hasn’t stopped the Government from trying to sneak a new death tax through on the sly. They are laying a statutory instrument today which will increase the ‘probate’ fees – which families have to pay when administering someone’s estate after they die – from £215 up to a potential £6,000. This is a death tax in all but name, hitting grieving families with a massive bill as they go through the difficult process of dealing with a relative’s death…
Depuis de nombreux mois, les salarié-es, les retraité-es, les privé-es d’emploi et la jeunesse se mobilisent dans notre pays. Depuis la fin de l’année 2018, le mouvement dit des Gilets jaunes mobilise les attentions et révèle un regain de confiance en l’action collective. La démultiplication des mobilisations s’oppose à la profonde injustice sociale et exige une autre répartition des richesses créées par le travail… Retrouvez dans cet article la carte des mobilisations pour le 5 février.
The hard left CGT union has called for a national day of strikes and demonstrations on Tuesday in France in response to the national consultation launched by the government and to the ongoing „national crisis“.
(4.1.2019) Nous dressons ici un bilan non exhaustif des blessures graves occasionnées depuis le 17 novembre 2018 à l’occasion des manifestations de gilets jaunes et lycéennes. Nous n’avons répertorié que les blessures ayant entraîné des fractures des os, la perte totale ou partielle de membres ou l’incrustation dans les chairs d’éclats de grenade. Nous appelons toutes les personnes concernées à nous apporter des précisions et à rectifier notre article en cas d’erreur ou d’oubli. Par ailleurs, nous invitons toute personne blessée à nous contacter pour s’organiser ensemble sur les suites juridiques, le combat contre les armes et la rencontre entre les personnes blessées. Notre contact : email@example.com / 07.58.67.20.60
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„One illustration of this cultural divide is that most modern, progressive social movements and protests are quickly endorsed by celebrities, actors, the media and the intellectuals. But none of them approve of the gilets jaunes. Their emergence has caused a kind of psychological shock to the cultural establishment. It is exactly the same shock that the British elites experienced with the Brexit vote and that they are still experiencing now, three years later.“
L’acte 9 des „gilets jaunes“ a coïncidé avec un net regain de mobilisation, avec 84.000 manifestants recensés dans toute la France, contre 50.000 la semaine dernière. 244 personnes ont été interpellées.
Sur Twitter, Jean-Luc Mélenchon a tenu à saluer le «succès total» de l’acte IX des manifestations.
Des dizaines de milliers de manifestants ont défilé pour l’acte IX partout en France ce samedi. Des incidents ont éclaté dans quelques villes, notamment à Paris. A Bordeaux des heurts ont lieu place Pey Berland.
GILETS JAUNES – Des milliers de manifestants vêtus de gilets jaunes défilent ce samedi dans plusieurs villes de France. A Paris, un cortège s’est élancé depuis Bercy. A Bourges, plus de 5000 personnes s’étaient rassemblées à la mi-journée. Les dernières informations en direct.
Selon nos informations, environ 3000 manifestants défilaient à la mi-journée à Paris dans le cadre de „l’acte IX“ du mouvement des „gilets jaunes“.
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« Fascination ! » « Fascination !» ont-ils glapi en cadence. J’ai amélioré mes performances au jeu du chiffon rouge. Les chiens de garde hurlent exactement comme le font les chiens de compagnie dans une rue pavillonnaire : juste parce que le chien d’à côté le fait déjà. Un fait n’est rien pour un journaliste par rapport à l’affirmation d’un collègue. Recopier et répéter est moins dangereux que de dire quelque chose en étant seul à le faire. Ce n’est pas qu’ils mentent, c’est qu’ils sont obligés d’être moutonniers pour ne prendre aucun risque.
French ‘yellow vest’ protesters marched through Paris and other cities on Saturday to highlight their struggle to make ends meet, a day after President Emmanuel Macron’s government hardened its stance against them.
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Thousands of citizens across Paris, Toulouse, Toulon, Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Clermont-Ferrand, Lille, Strasbourg, and many other cities in France vow to continue the national protests, in defence of their social and other rights, Saturday. The ‚Yellow Vests‘ movement launch the eighth demonstration against President Emmanuel Macron’s adjustment policies.
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Yellow Jackets activist Eric Drouet, who has emerged as a leading figure in the French anti-government movement, was arrested in Paris on Wednesday evening, according to national media reports.
Drouet, a truck driver, is accused of the „organization of an event without prior notification“ for an event that took place in the French capital that night, French prosecutors said.
Brussels is preparing to reduce the threshold at which businesses start paying VAT from a turnover of £85,000 to £76,700 in a bid to „harmonise“ tax systems.
MPs on the EU scrutiny committee warned Britain will have to accept the move if it comes into force after Brexit in March 2019 because it will lose its right to veto the plans.
So let us be very clear. It is not the Yellow Vests that are xenophobic and racist, but increasingly large components of the French elite. The elites will not hesitate for a moment, when the post-Macron era comes, to entrust power to the far right if necessary.
That is to say, if their odiously iniquitous capitalist order were really threatened; if the French people, thirsty for justice, their hearts full of renewed hopes, shouting for their joy in regaining their dignity, gathered in revolt and aware of their strength, managed to get back on their feet, to become masters of a collective future of solidarity and progress, then the elite would look to the ultra-right parties as their solution.
L’acte VI des Gilets jaunes en Seine-Maritime est très tendu à Rouen, samedi 22 décembre 2018. Environ un millier de personnes se sont rassemblées dans l’hyper-centre.
In a sense, 2018 is less like 1848 itself and more like the decades that preceded that tumultuous year. These were, in the words of Trygve Tholfsen in his 1977 study of working-class radicalism in the run-up to 1848, ‘hungry decades’ – decades in which disgruntlement and radicalism bristled and grew before exploding in firm demands for change. And though many people were alarmingly poor in these ‘hungry decades’, it wasn’t their ‘immediate deprivation’ that drove them to organise and take action, says Tholfsen; rather, their instinct for revolt was built on ‘solid intellectual foundations’ and it expressed a ‘denial of the legitimacy of the social and political order’.
The protesters had been split Friday on whether to stage another large rally in Paris, or in the nearby town of Versailles, once home to King Louis XVI who lost his head to the revolutionary guillotine.
Fearing possible unrest, authorities said they were closing the Palace of Versailles and its gardens on Saturday.
Local officials said the latest victim, a man aged about 60, was hit by a truck near a motorway where demonstrators had been gathering.
The interior minister said around 69,000 police were active on Saturday with a reinforced presence in the cities of Toulouse, Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne.
A police source told Reuters some 16,000 protesters had been counted in France, excluding Paris, by 11am Irish time, compared to 22,000 at the same time on December 8th.
For today (Friday December 14) and Tuesday December 18, unions called for strikes across several industries, including air traffic control, transport, and education. The call read: “We must act for an immediate increase in salaries, pensions and social protection.”
The unions the FSU, Solidaires, SUD and UNEF have also joined the movement.
Yellow Vest demonstrators began gathering on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday morning for a fifth weekend of protests in defiance of calls by the French government to stay home.
Huge stop-and-search operations were undertaken to prevent so-called casseurs (violent hooligans) from joining the protests. I was searched six times before I could get anywhere close to the Champs Élysees.
The gilets jaunes who made it through the gauntlet of gendarmes were largely in good spirits when I arrived, at various points chanting ‘Macron resign!’ and singing La Marseillaise.
For years, Berlin watched with growing frustration (bordering on panic) as both Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande failed to enact serious reforms in the face of the country’s increasingly difficult economic situation.
Macron knew that to succeed in Europe, he would have to win over Germany and the only way to do that is to fix France. The precipitous decline in his standing at home over the past year, culminating in the “uprising” by the Yellow Jackets, has robbed Macron of the legitimacy he needs on the European stage.
In a long-awaited address on primetime television, the president tried to talk the protesters out of further action, promising a rise in the minimum wage and tax concessions.
In a mea culpa, Macron said he had heard and understood protesters’ anger and indignation, which he said was “deep and in many ways legitimate”.
The minimum wage would increase by €100 per month from 2019, he said.
A planned tax increase for low-income pensioners would be cancelled, overtime pay would no longer be taxed, and employers would be encouraged to pay a tax-free end of year bonus to employees, he added.
However, he refused to reinstate a tax on the wealthy, saying „this would weaken us, we need to create jobs“.