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Parisian boulevards built not for cars but to better suppress street protests

Protesters wearing yellow vests hold up an anti-Macron banner during a demonstration in… [+] Paris, France Saturday, December 8, 2018. Note the road cobblestones, or cobblestones – these are ripped from the ground and thrown at riot police by some of the protesters. Photographer: Anita Pouchard Serra/Bloomberg © 2018 Bloomberg Finance L.P. Despite President Emmanuel […]

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Trenches of the Champs Elysées: from the “Paris Commune” to the “Yellow Vest”

The general legislative elections of November 2019 in Spain did not allow any of the parties to obtain the absolute majority necessary to form a government. After two months of negotiations, a left-wing coalition between the PSOE (Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party) and Unidas Podemos (United We Can) was formed in January 2020. Having received the […]

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The trenches of the Champs Elysées, from the “Paris Commune” to the “Yellow Vest”

France is the leader of contemporary revolutions, as long as the term “revolution”, in its new sense, entered the political culture largely through the successive French revolutions of the end of the 18th century and the first half of the 19th century. XIXth century. Gilet jaune, translated as the yellow vest movement, refers to the […]

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Macron learns the hard way: Green taxes carry political risks

PARIS (Reuters) – When Emmanuel Macron came to power, he put the environment at the heart of his agenda. Eighteen months later, anger over those policies has fueled protests that pose a huge challenge to the French president. FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators wearing yellow vests, a symbol of French drivers’ protest against higher diesel taxes, stand […]