Following a day of protests in Paris, people took to the streets in the evening and burned down cars and motorcycles, torched buildings and looted shops. It is was a very sad state of affairs, and I was sad to see what looked like a war zone unfolding in front of me in Paris.
The narrative by the press about this, however, is wrong.
This wasn’t representative of what the Gilet Jaunes protests are about. The graffiti tagged on shops and buildings that were targeted during the protests suggested that those responsible were actually far left activists, calling themselves Antifa and Anarchists.
This is what the media won’t tell you, but I travelled the city following the riots and found the evidence.
Since this night, Macron has been forced to backtrack – but he hasn’t fully. In fact, he’s only suggesting that he should delay the taxes by six months. Former Presidential candidate Marine Le Pen wisely pointed out on Twitter that such a delay would simply take Macron past the May elections, and not really solve any of the problems that are affecting the French people.
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