The French government, led by the former investment banker Emmanuel Macron, is desperately trying to discredit the Yellow Vest movement. The violence and looting headlined by the propaganda media—much of it by Black Bloc-styled “anarchists” that now routinely act as provocateurs for the state—is being used to make protests illegal, thus allowing the police to use extraordinary measures to shut down the movement.
Yellow vests are BANNED from marching in parts of France amid fears of violence and looting https://t.co/JbOvHvuPt1
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) January 11, 2019
The ruling elite are petrified of this movement, especially after it threatened a run on the banks in France. In response, the state is moving to outlaw protest and violently crackdown on any effort to publicly display solidarity with the movement.
This requires the usual tricks, deceptions, and psychological operations. In addition to linking protesters and activists to “extreme” political groups on either side of the artificial political divide, the French state now says the Yellow Vests are endangering French national security by hacking its cybersecurity agency.
French cybersecurity agency (@ANSSI_FR) website is down, ongoing DDoS attack on https://t.co/8kbXoMweus – apparently linked with #YellowVests according to https://t.co/m3zlvUhI9n (FR article) pic.twitter.com/RrpsP2ZQEH
— x0rz (@x0rz) January 10, 2019
In Canada, the government and Facebook are working together to put a damper on the movement spreading.
Why doesn't Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer condemn these absolutely outrageous death threats made against PM Justin Trudeau?
Facebook begins removing comments from Yellow Vests Canada group following talk of killing Trudeau https://t.co/aF4OoNwHwn
— Lorne Nystrom (@LorneNystrom) January 9, 2019
Canada's Yellow Vests are nothing more than the latest iteration of far-right extremism. https://t.co/QzOdYRKIJw
— Progress Alberta (@ProgressAlberta) January 12, 2019
In the UK, the police have arrested James Goddard, said to be the leader of a Yellow Vests spin-off in London. Notice that protests in support of the effort to follow through on Brexit and rejection of the EU are “abusive” according to the British propaganda conduit, The Independent (which isn’t).
Yellow vest organiser James Goddard arrested in London https://t.co/sVYCnpF7aK
Ha, more brains in the yellowing vests of Stan Ogden and Rab C Nesbitt.
— Mark Williams (@crazydruid) January 12, 2019
— Olivia Alabaster (@OliviaAlabaster) January 12, 2019
Police in France have increased the use of violence. The use of “flashballs” against nonviolent protesters and journalists, of course, is not being reported by the propaganda media.
— Mediapart (@Mediapart) January 12, 2019
#GiletsJaunes #mutilation En marge du déplacement du min. #JeanYvesLeDrian à Biarritz le 18/12, #LolaVillabriga 19 ans, a eu une #triplefracture de la mâchoire suite à un tir de #flashball. Elle devra garder deux plaques, de 8 à 18 mois.
— Bahiaflâneur (@bahiaflaneur) January 8, 2019
allo @Place_Beauvau – c'est pour un signalement – 247
«J’ai reçu un projectile sur le visage. Je ne sais pas ce que c’est, s’il s’agissait d’un flashball ou d’un éclat de grenade. »
Bordeaux #ActeVIII, 5 janvier 2019
— David Dufresne (@davduf) January 7, 2019
An uptick in police violence will not stop this movement. It is a reaction to neoliberalism, the dominance of a predatory financial class, and austerity measures.
As the movement grows and spreads, the full force of the police state will be unleashed. A former education minister, Luc Ferry, has called for the use of live ammunition against protesters.
— Atlantico (@atlantico_fr) January 9, 2019
French police should be allowed to use LIVE bullets and ‘shoot-to-kill’ tactics on Yellow Vest protesters, the country’s former education minister Luc Ferry sayshttps://t.co/HtCNNCZzBt
He calls himself a philosopher..
— Jack Lecom-Sogaro (@JackCobus1) January 11, 2019
If the current measures fail—police violence, water cannons, propaganda portraying protesters as anti-semites, etc.—the French state will go to the next level: martial law and all-out war against the French people.