YELLOW VEST revolution grows in Belgium & Netherlands…. and Canada

Belgian police fired tear gas and water cannons at yellow-vested protesters calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Charles Michel after they tried to breach a riot barricade, as the movement that started in France made its mark Saturday in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Protesters in Brussels threw paving stones, road signs, fireworks, flares and other objects at police blocking their entry to an area where Michel’s offices, other government buildings and the parliament are located.

Brussels police spokeswoman Ilse Van de Keere said that around 400 protesters were gathered in the area.

About 100 were detained, many for carrying dangerous objects like fireworks or clothing that could be used as protection in clashes with police.

Protesters appeared to hail at least in part from a populist movement that is angry at government policy in general and what it sees as the widening gulf between mainstream politicians and the voters who put them in power.

“Our children are hard-working people but they have to pay taxes everywhere.”.

“The government is not there for the people. It is there to protect its own interests,” she said.

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“Yellow Vests”: record of arrests in Paris

Some would like to silence him, but the member of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques does not intend to give up the grievances of a France that suffers.

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Wednesday, he was singing. No offense to the deputies of the Republic Marche who snubbed his intervention and mocked, for those who were still present in the Chamber, Jean Lassalle continuing their chatter. He hummed, ” Friend, do you hear … ”

The Yellow Vest movement comes to Canada

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