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Post by Andrew » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:56 pm

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In this instance there is no union involvement, so the right to strike is not an issue.
Typo. I'm tired after the journey. I meant right to protest.

But I support a right to strike too.



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Post by yorkie » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:43 am

Still at it here yesterday afternoon. Blocked off the road to the local station, had to take youngest there to get train to Uni. His bus had already been cancelled so I was already a bit riled up. One block that delayed us, then a second. I got out of the car and asked them if they thought they had the right to interupt our sons education. They then opened up the second barrier so we could get to the train station.

Can fully understand why there are incidents on both sides

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Post by Andrew » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:06 pm

I've just come back from town and there were around 6 or 8 'gillets jaunes' at a roundabout, stopping traffic and making each car wait for the regulation (what is it?) 3 minutes (?) before letting it go. And repeat. No gendarmes. Most people waited patiently, some turned around. It all looked rather surreal to me, somewhat going through the motions. Maybe a local reporter turned up at some point for a photo. who knows? Ah, la vie en rose eh?

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Post by Jamba » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:10 am

Yesterday, I had to collect the wife from Angouleme station. Train in at 19:30.
On the N141 feeder to the N10 at 19:50 ish.
That was that until 09:10 this morning. NOT feckin happy! :mrgreen:
Nor's the wife :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Got home at 10:20 as there were other small hold-ups further south.

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Post by Andrew » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:34 am

Jamba wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:10 am
Yesterday, I had to collect the wife from Angouleme station. Train in at 19:30.
On the N141 feeder to the N10 at 19:50 ish.
That was that until 09:10 this morning. NOT feckin happy! :mrgreen:
Nor's the wife :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Got home at 10:20 as there were other small hold-ups further south.
I saw on the news last night that it was really bad around there; as you experienced, people stuck overnight.

I came through Angouleme on the way back from Bordeaux on Sunday and whilst traffic was being held up, it wasn't as bad as that. The 'gillet jaunes' need be careful, they will lose people from their cause. Nobody wants cost increases, and we can all sympathise, but the methods of protest are going to work against them. They're punishing the people that agree with them - and whilst there is support for the cause, there will be decreasing tolerance for protests that inconvenience, and worse. Some people can't get to hospital appointments. Hauliers are cutting up rough at the delays. Some small businesses are feeling it already; missing deliveries of stock (delivery trucks can't get to them), fewer customers and losing sales. Some of them simply don't have the cash reserves to weather it for too long.

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Post by papasmurf » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:20 pm

The protest seems to be escalating:-

https://www.france24.com/en/20181123-fr ... ron-diesel

Latest update : 2018-11-24

Police fired teargas and used a water cannon to disperse some 8,000 protesters gathered in Paris Saturday for a second weekend of “yellow vest” protests, as public anger over rising diesel fuel prices shows no sign of dying down.
Protesters converged on the famous Champs-Elysées avenue, where they faced off against police deployed to prevent them from reaching the nearby Elysée presidential palace.

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Post by wizzard » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:57 pm

Its been very quiet around here the last few days, but I see Paris and other cities are still having problems. I agree with protests , but when people are getting hurt, and property damaged, I reckon things should calm down. The point has been made now.
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Post by yorkie » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:19 am

An who pays for all the damage? There is already tens of thousands of Euros done to the A84 round Caen by fires on the tarmac, it all comes out of our taxes/charges.

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Post by FrancisBarnett » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:29 am

A man on a horse wearing a funny hat yesterday - near us :lol:
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Post by Jamstealer » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:12 pm

Unfortunately, certainly in Paris, the originally well intentioned protest has been hojacked by the far right. Not only LePen’s sympathisers, but Steve Bannon’s “ the Movement” Group. No coincidence bthat Bannon is in Europe, currently. On the dark net, the “movement” and it ultra-right thug base is being mobilised.

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