The GJ's are planning to block all fuel depots and refineries on tuesday.

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The GJ's are planning to block all fuel depots and refineries on tuesday.

Post by Cornishman » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:48 pm

I went to my local SuperU this evening and there were huge queues. I went onto the Intermarché and there was nobody there.


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The GJ's are planning to block all fuel depots and refineries on tuesday.

Post by SimonW » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:26 am

Not wanting to add to the chaos caused by panic buying, I had resisted filling up my van until it was deep into reserve. I arrived at Carrefour, and only had to wait for one vehicle. I got some dirty looks from the vehicle waiting behind me as I took a jerrycan of petrol as well - they weren't to know that I was out of fuel for my dirt bike, and not stock-piling!

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The GJ's are planning to block all fuel depots and refineries on tuesday.

Post by wizzard » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:29 am

Hopefully things will calm down a bit after yesterday's announcement.
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The GJ's are planning to block all fuel depots and refineries on tuesday.

Post by papasmurf » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:41 am

wizzard wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:29 am
Hopefully things will calm down a bit after yesterday's announcement.
I doubt that because it is more than just the price of diesel.

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The GJ's are planning to block all fuel depots and refineries on tuesday.

Post by wizzard » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:01 pm

papasmurf wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:41 am
wizzard wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:29 am
Hopefully things will calm down a bit after yesterday's announcement.
I doubt that because it is more than just the price of diesel.
Its also the new diesel test which was due to come in January, the extra strict Controle Technique which came in May this year, and the minimum working wage (SMIC) - what I saw on the news last night indicated the Prime Minister was trying to address all these points.
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Post by SteveWalsh » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:32 am

Drove from Ouistreham to Dordogne last night, No sign of any GJ or fuel restrictions

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Post by FrancisBarnett » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:02 am

The mood from the protesters seems to be "we've got 'em on the run so we'll carry on and get it all sorted out" .
From The Times and The Sunday Times yesterday


FRANCE IN REVOLT
Yellow vest protests: ‘This is the start of a revolution. We can’t back down now’
Adam Sage, Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray
December 4 2018, 5:00pm,
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After more than two weeks on the barricades their faces were weary and their yellow vests stained with dirt and soot. But nothing — not tear gas, not the cold and rain, not even the concessions made by President Macron’s government — has dented the determination of protesters in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, a small town near Rouen in Normandy.

“We have been here every day since the movement started on November 17, and we will stay until Macron goes,” said Frédéric Bard, 42, a forklift truck driver who struggles to earn a living from temporary contracts. “The freeze on fuel taxes is not enough. What we all want is for Macron and his government to resign.”

“They pay themselves bigger and bigger salaries and leave us with more and more taxes on tobacco, electricity, petrol and everything else,” Mr Bard, who is married with two children, said. “When you earn €1,200 a month, by the time you have paid rent of €600 a month and your heating, insurance and fuel, what’s left? I’ll tell you. €50 a week to do the shopping for you and the kids.”

M Bard was one of several dozen demonstrators wearing the hi-vis yellow vests from which their movement took its name at a road block on the rond-point des vaches, roundabout of the cows, so-called thanks to the life-size plastic cows that stood there until they were burnt at the start of the protests.

Like hundreds of groups that have sprung up across France, the protesters are a mix; self-employed workers and public sector staff, pensioners and unemployed people, political novices and experienced activists, leftwingers and supporters of Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally.

Their demands are varied and range far beyond the fuel duties that started the revolt. A minimum wage rise, the return of the wealth tax and a new form of direct democracy are just some of the proposals. All of the protesters, however, share a contempt for a ruling class seen as arrogant, self-serving, out-of-touch — and embodied by Mr Macron.
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