Thursday, 17 January, 2019

Italian Populists Back Yellow Vests While Macron's France Pledges Crackdown

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"If the banks weaken, the state weakens immediately", said Yellow Vest "sympathizer" Tahz San on Facebook. "Everyone must assume their responsibilities: this fund is shameful", he added.

Leetchi initially defended its hosting of the fundraising, saying it was simply a "neutral" online platform.

But on Tuesday morning, it announced that it had closed the fund "in light of the amount raised" after 7,801 pledges.

"I support honest citizens protesting against a president who governs against his people", Salvini said in a statement, while "firmly" condemning recent violent acts on behalf of protesters.

President Emmanuel Macron proposed the debate as a way for the government to hear and to respond to the movement's central complaints.

Mr Dettinger claimed he, his wife and a friend were tear-gassed and became angry when he saw police using similar tactics against pensioners and "hurting people with flash balls (rubber bullets)".

He also announced plans to ban known "troublemakers" from taking part in demonstrations, in the same way known football hooligans in the past had been banned from stadiums.

"[French President Emmanuel] Macron's government is not up to expectations and some policies are de facto risky, not just for the French, but for Europe".

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Several men driving a forklift truck also smashed open the doors to the ministry building of government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux in Paris, who denounced the break-in as an "unacceptable attack on the Republic".

The SCSI-CFDT police union said the funds should be seized to compensate the two officers injured in Saturday's attack.

Dubbed the "Collectors' Referendum", the latest demonstration by the movement calls on supporters to withdraw all their savings and other deposited cash from financial institutions on Saturday.

The French government has since toughened its stance and said it would crack down harder on undeclared protests and violence on the fringes of demonstrations.

The protest began as a grassroots French provincial movement with people donning high-visibility jackets, which by law must be carried by every vehicle in France.

Just like the yellow vest movement, Di Maio's party has heavily relied on the concept of direct democracy since being founded by comedian Beppe Grillo and web strategist Gianroberto Casaleggio in 2009.

The wave of the so-called yellow vests protests - named after the obligatory attribute of French cars - started in mid-November.

Since Nov. 17, thousands of protesters wearing bright yellow vests - dubbed the Yellow Vests - have gathered in major French cities, including the capital Paris, to protest Macron's controversial fuel tax hikes and the deteriorating economic situation.

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