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Post by papasmurf » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:27 pm

Anyone ended up in the yellow waistcoat fuel protest today?



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Post by coeurdelion » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:39 pm

Had to go to pontorson today for building materials,got my yellow high viz on the dashboard to show support,worked out a alternative route just in case of burning tyres but nothing,not a gillet jaune in sight .Bit bad in Paris though,a lady was run down by a mother trying to get her child to a hospital also a policeman slightly injured,but they will get the price down.coeurdelion

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Post by FrancisBarnett » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:20 pm

papasmurf wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:27 pm
Anyone ended up in the yellow waistcoat fuel protest today?
Nah - did the shopping yesterday as all rondpoints and ponts in Pontivy were planned to be blocked- Including Le Pont D'Ivy (he was a monk who built bridges icon_whistle )
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Post by wizzard » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:44 pm

Had to go for a bidon of fuel today and expected hold ups, but when I got to a local roundabout there was a dozen or so gilet clad protestors. They saw the gilet on my dash and just waved me through cheering and clapping. I do like french protestors.
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Post by ChrisD » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:19 am

C'est la vie, c'est normal. icon_fran
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Post by yorkie » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:51 am

Went to get our free flowers for taking part in the village flower competition. Talked to neighbour. He had an appointment in Avranches, had to run the gaunlet as he could prove he had the appointment. The guy he was meeting could not and had to park his car 25 mins walk away!

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Post by kitcarman » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:53 am

Damp squib, nothing much happening around here, We had our excitement prior. A mini riot in St Liverade, Some young guys fighting at the main round about, approximately twenty to thirty of them, armed with baseball bats and pickaxe handles, Soon sorted by the blokes in navy blue. Then the new hotel come restaurant was burnt to the ground just before opening it's doors to the public, arsonists suspected.Never a dull moment😧😈

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Post by Andrew » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:13 pm

Just back from Bordeaux, journey extended by maybe 2 hours due to 4 separate blockages.

I dunno, I respect the right to strike and the desire to make your grievances known but can't help but feel that these protests are more like shitting on your own bathroom floor to protest the price of loo paper.

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Post by wizzard » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:23 pm

I was out a run on the Harley thi afternoon. I refuse to wear a gilet , but I did bungy one to the handlebars. The demonstrators I saw were all a friendly bunch and didnt seem to be causing any delays around here.
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Post by papasmurf » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:31 pm

Andrew wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:13 pm
Just back from Bordeaux, journey extended by maybe 2 hours due to 4 separate blockages.

I dunno, I respect the right to strike and the desire to make your grievances known but can't help but feel that these protests are more like shitting on your own bathroom floor to protest the price of loo paper.
In this instance there is no union involvement, so the right to strike is not an issue.

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