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The “Yellow Vest” protests in France appear to be expanding, with numerous protests appearing to take place today throughout the country.
The reasons for these protests are complex, but they appear mostly rooted in a growing distrust of and contempt for the status quo French ruling class, which like the U.S. ruling class has not served its citizenry well in the past two decades, from either side of the political spectrum.
The response of the leftist Macron French government to these protests, which have been on-going for the past two months?
On February 5th the National Assembly passed a new law to restrict protests, a law pushed by President Macron and his party “La Republic En Marche”.
It would give local authorities the right to exclude specific people from protesting and allow judges to ban protests entirely.
I am not surprised that the protests have grown since this law was passed. It goes against every principle of western civilization, and can only spark outrage.