PICTURES: Students Join Anti-Macron Disorder, Set Fires, Block over 100 High Schools


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PICTURES: Students Join Anti-Macron Disorder, Set Fires, Block over 100 High Schools

Victoria Friedman 4 Dec 2018 Breitbart News

Over one hundred high schools across France have been blocked or otherwise disrupted, with a fire seriously damaging one school in Toulouse, as students protest education reforms.

Student protests continued Tuesday following action that broke out nationwide at 188 schools on Monday in solidarity with the Yellow Vest movement against Macron’s fuel carbon tax and other reforms.

Students and high school unions have called for the abandonment of changes to the French high school qualification, the baccalaureate, and other measures introduced for entry to university.

“We have our own reasons for striking, but the anger comes from the same source as the Yellow Vests. The government has made destructive reforms. It is worth mobilising with them, ” Louis Boyard, head of the UNL high school union, told Agence France-Presse (AFP), and called to block “all high schools” Friday.

France Soir reports that the worst affected areas are in Versailles (30 schools, 8 fully blocked), Marseille (23 disturbed, 10 blocked), and Créteil (32 schools, 5 completely blocked).

At least half a dozen schools have been affected by arson, with France 3 Provence-Alps sharing a video report of a fire outside the Victor Hugo high school in Marseille, with youths attacking vehicles and a fire engine attempting to tackle the blaze. . . . .


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I have no use for socialist Macron, but what good is setting fires?


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PaulfromIowa . . .

I have no use for socialist Macron, but what good is setting fires?

Yeah. Good question Paul.

I don’t know either.

Seems like they are BOTH making some of the SAME errors of self-destruction.

God bless.

Cathoholic


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Socialist?


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Maybe.
Globalist? Definitely.


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Destructive,and thugs,who should pay for everything they destroy cent over cent. Plus all what costs to the people who cannot get to work or study,because of these picketeers.
Ignorant,belligerent who destroy what belongs to the community or is private.
Fed up of " freedom" to destroy. To jail to cool down those who destroy until they come back to their senses.Non negotiable.


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I can’t disagree, even though I’m sympathetic to their cause.


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Wonder what the students’ grievance is. The article doesn’t tell us.


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I think this is the answer from the article:

“ Student protests continued Tuesday following action that broke out nationwide at 188 schools on Monday in solidarity with the Yellow Vest movement against Macron’s fuel carbon tax and other reforms.

Students and high school unions have called for the abandonment of changes to the French high school qualification, the baccalaureate, and other measures introduced for entry to university.”

Whatever the reason, I wonder why our world is so angry.


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Hard to know, particularly when it comes to France. Incomes there are lower there than here and taxes are higher. Yes, there are a lot of social benefits, but they pay for every last one of them. It’s difficult for young people to get hired in France because it’s very difficult for employers to fire them if they don’t work out. One thing the government could do to ease the pressure for the better jobs is to limit educational opportunities.

If that’s what the government did, it’s no wonder the students are angry.


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Gets their attention.

Macron didn’t pay attention otherwise.

[$7+ per gallon for gasoline AND a carbon tax, increasing annually.]

The VAT [sales tax] is 20%.

Social security charges are quite high. Employees lose about 22% of their salary to social security withholding (the employer pays an additional 40% or more). Self-employeds can expect to pay about 35% of their profit as social security tax. While this is deductible in the following year’s Profit & Loss Statement and thus reduces income tax, it is a small balm. A self employed can conceivably pay about 70% of his or her profit in the form of taxes: social security, doing business tax ( taxe professionelle ), and income tax.


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