The "Gilets Jaunes" in France: a revolution unfolding in front of our eyes ?

Apr 2012
1,009
The Netherlands
The French Yellow Jersey's might still be going strong but the same can't be said of those inspired by them.

It has been a very dark week for the Dutch Yellow Jersey's. First they manages to humiliate themselves during a meeting with the prime minster by acting like bratty teenagers and following that the movement collapsed in Rotterdam after only 10 people showed up to a protest. Even that dastardly ''mainstream media'' doesn't bother covering their collapse much.
 
Apr 2013
7,365
New Verulamium
Not really. He is doing a little better than Mussolini in 1944 though.
Ill admit the EU elections campaign got off to a terrible start, but at the moment RN only leads by 0.5% with EM in recent polls staging a comeback. Furthermore those levels of polling put both RN and EM the next closest party is more than 10% behind. So the Mussolini comparison isn't quite accurate is it? But everyone loves a bit of rhetorical flourish don't they?
 
Apr 2013
7,365
New Verulamium
What that means is that essentially Macron has retained his 1st round core vote, indeed the limited polling data available would suggest he would beat Le Pen in a run off in 2022. Anyone surprised by his decline from 66% really needs a reality check vis a vis politics.
 

Willempie

Ad Honorem
Jul 2015
4,901
Netherlands
What that means is that essentially Macron has retained his 1st round core vote, indeed the limited polling data available would suggest he would beat Le Pen in a run off in 2022. Anyone surprised by his decline from 66% really needs a reality check vis a vis politics.
We'll see the 27th. In the meantime you could read this about the stress on the police. Shooting at people apparently causes stress
I think I got the gist, but @deaf tuner may be able to translate it better.
« Je ne l’excuse pas, mais je comprends le craquage » : les policiers face à leur propre violence
 
Oct 2013
13,814
Europix
Apr 2013
7,365
New Verulamium
Jan 2017
4,102
Sydney
the Police is under severe stress between the suburbs riots by young immigrant ,struggling against illegal immigration ,
various terrorist attacks with full deployment and their other duties ,
their complains is that they have not had a week end of years cannot take their holidays because they are assigned to extra shifts
numbers have not been increased as promised and they are tired and demoralized
So far , 29 policemen have committed suicide in 2019 ,
At the moment 1996, when a total of 70 officers killed themselves, holds this grim record. there were 35 last year
In 2000, 54 officers committed suicide, in 2005 50 police officers took their own lives, in 2008 there were 49 and in 2014 there were 55.

Among the most shocking was the suicide of a policewoman who was organizing for better conditions .... she gave up

'It's a massacre': One French police officer commits suicide every four days

French police demand better working conditions after spike in suicides