Yellow Vests have destroyed 60% of France's speed limit cameras
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<p class=”zn-body__paragraph speakable”><cite class=”el-editorial-source”> (CNN)</cite>Close to two-thirds of fixed speed cameras in France have been vandalized by yellow-vest protesters since November, as demonstrators revolt against lowered speed limits introduced by the government last year.</p>A spokesman for the French Ministry of the Interior told CNN that 60% of fixed speed cameras have been damaged by gilets jaunes demonstrators since November 17, when the protests erupted.“I saw on social networks a few fools who appear next to burnt speed cameras. I do not wish for them to one day face the reality of a death on the road. It’s not about figures, it’s about life,” Interior Minister Christophe Castaner told reporters Thursday.
The French government could be losing billions of euros in lost revenue.
The government claims the lowered speed limit was needed in order to reduce car accidents and fatalities. But protesters claim the real motivation is to increase revenue for the government from the increase in fines.
January 10, 2019 at 8:50 PM #10950Ohio BarbarianModerator
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Vive la France!
Sometimes, you’ve just gotta love the French.
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January 11, 2019 at 6:27 PM #11235JustSayinParticipant
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Most speed cameras are a part of the Neoliberal money grab schemes. Proud of whosoever destroyed these scum earners livelhood
Never expect different result by following the previous steps
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