Those French... they love a good riot.
The French often like to cut their nose to spite their face when it comes to protest frenzy. Do these protesters really think they'll be better off under Marie Le Pen, a neo-fascist?
Macron is a fool. He suspended the tax for 6 months, yea, he's never going to be able to enact it now. Plus he have in to one demand so now everyone knows they can get whatever they want from him. The real mistake of course was pushing too far in the first place. At some point people will push back and once that happens, all is lost. He might as well resign now.
I heard from a friend in France that some police have defected and joined the protests. I'm not sure how true that is, but either way, I suspect that Macron's reversal of the tax hike won't matter. The ball is already rolling, and it's going to end up somewhere.
" Rampaging groups threw cobblestones through storefronts and looted valuables in some of the city's richest neighborhoods."
Sounds just like the rioters here. They needed to clamp down on this right away. Once the hoodlums see they can get away with it they just escalate the violence.
I keep thinking of Charles DeGaulle and his statement......"France would be great if it were not for the French." LOL!!!
I'm sure their recovery is like ours. The wealthy are doing better than ever and the rest are just making ends meet.
Macron has made a fool out of himself and the citizen punishing Carbon Tax as well. Where is Madame Defarge when we need her.?