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.
Marking up the Arc de Triomphe, smashing the face of the Marianne statue, a symbol of the French state, and trashing private property along the Champs-Elysees will be considered minor incidents if the Yellow Vests pull off their next move—an organized run on the banks.
More than 80% of the people of France—ordinary working people, not the professional bureaucrate class—support the “gilets jaunes,” the yellow vests in the street protesting against the globalist policies of Emmanuel Macron, defender of the mega-wealthy and upholder of EU progressivism.
The French state is debating if it should impose a draconian censorship law ahead of European parliamentary polls next year. The demand to regulate the speech of the French people came directly from President Emmanuel Macron.
It’s personal for Macron. During the 2017 election campaign, he was miffed by online rumors that he is gay and has an offshore bank account in the Bahamas.