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FRANCE BRACES: Security Forces Deployed as Yellow Vest Protesters Eye Versailles

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.21.18

French authorities are bracing for another weekend of violent demonstrations throughout the country, with Yellow Vest organizers eyeing the ex-royal city of Versailles as their next target in the anti-Macron movement.

“The Versailles chateau and gardens, a symbol of French state power and one of Europe’s top tourist attractions, will be closed on Saturday as authorities expect hundreds of protesters in the wealthy suburb, 20 km (12 miles) west of Paris,” writes Reuters.

Thousands of demonstrators have shut down key tourist attractions throughout Paris -such as the Eiffel Tower- as well as bridges, highways, and toll booths across France.

Versailles was a historically pivotal site during the 1789 French Revolution that ultimately led to the end of Royal-rule dating back centuries.

Read the full report at Reuters.

DEVELOPING: ‘Yellow Vest’ Movement Hits UK, Brexit Activists ‘SHUT DOWN’ Tower Bridge

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.14.18

The iconic ‘Yellow Vest’ demonstrations that have rocked the French capital for weeks spread to the United Kingdom Friday; where pro-Brexit activists shut down the world-famous Tower Bridge.

According to the Daily Mail, dozens of demonstrators took over three bridges in central London this week; demanding Theresa May’s government take action as negotiations with the European Union appear to have completely stalled in recent days.

“Campaigners chanting ‘Brexit now’ stopped cars from crossing Westminster Bridge, Tower Bridge and then Waterloo Bridge as Theresa May held crunch talks with EU leaders in Brussels,” writes the Daily Mail.

BAD TIMING: Gore Launches 24-Hour ‘Climate Tax’ Campaign as France REVOLTS Against ‘Climate Tax’

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.04.18

Former Vice President and climate-change crusader Al Gore kicked off his 24-hour ‘reality’ broadcast promoting a global ‘climate tax’ this week; perfectly coinciding with the worst riots France has seen in over 50 years over Emmanuel Macron’s proposed ‘climate tax.’

“All of it is felt most keenly by the world’s most disadvantaged people,” said Gore Tuesday, “It’s up to each and everyone of us now to demand that our leaders do more.”

“A dramatic shift is underway, but it must be accelerated by new policies,” Gore added.

French President Emmanuel Macron partially caved to the “Yellow Vest” protesters this week; announcing a six-month suspension of his so-called ‘fuel tax’ as gasoline supplies dwindle throughout the country.

h/t Daily Caller

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