Chaos on French highways as 'yellow vests' torch toll booths
December 18, 2018 at 12:03 PM - Views: 68 #1910N2DocParticipant
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ARIS (Reuters) – French “yellow vest” protesters caused transport chaos on Tuesday after occupying highway toll booths and setting some of them on fire.
France’s biggest toll road operator, Vinci Autoroutes, said demonstrations were under way at some 40 sites in its network and that several highway intersections had been heavily damaged, notably in the south of France.
The Bandol toll station, east of Marseille in the south of France, suffered fire damage overnight into Tuesday and the A50 highway was closed, said Vinci, whose network is mainly in the south and west of the country.
“Motorists should take utmost care as they approach toll gates and motorway access ramps due to the presence of numerous pedestrians,” Vinci said in a statement.
December 18, 2018 at 12:15 PM #1919
December 18, 2018 at 12:34 PM #1929Ohio BarbarianModerator
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Vive la France!
Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov
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December 18, 2018 at 5:42 PM #2074
December 19, 2018 at 2:51 AM #2290
December 19, 2018 at 3:22 AM #2296OCMIParticipant
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Apparently there have been protests where the participants were wearing yellow jackets in Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and Great Britain. The Times of Israel has stated that protesters in Tel Aviv have been wearing yellow vests also. Globalnews.ca is reporting that there have been yellow vest protests in Canada. Alarabiya.net on 12/17 reported that there were protests in Turkey.
“The revolution will not be televised” – we’ll see how long the media can continue to avoid reporting on these protests.
The majority of mankind is ground down by industrial oppression in order that the small remnant may live in ease.
—Helen Keller, 1911
Joe Biden, you're no Jack Kennedy: "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."—John F Kennedy, 1962
December 19, 2018 at 4:22 AM #2304
December 19, 2018 at 3:28 PM #2483Utopian LeftistParticipant
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bans the sale of yellow vests . . . .
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” ~ Krishnamurti
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