The errors Macron does not justify a violent outbreak

THE DAY of protests yesterday in France resulted in more than 700 arrested and dozens injured, which gives an idea of both the police deployment ordered by the

The errors Macron does not justify a violent outbreak

THE DAY of protests yesterday in France resulted in more than 700 arrested and dozens injured, which gives an idea of both the police deployment ordered by the Elysée as the size of the mobilisations over the last three weeks held in check the neighbouring country. The president of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, was unable to see the significance of an event that exceeds the claims to agricultural and also calibrated the impact of a rising tax on fuels -especially diesel-in a time in which the middle-class French feel beaten by the adjustments resulting from the crisis. However, any policy error, important as that is, it justifies the scenes of violence that have been seen over the past few days and yesterday came back to collapse Paris to the point of making it a city to a standstill.

it Is inadmissible, despite the understandable anger of large sectors of society gala, the appeal to extremism, coercion and intimidation. The intensity of a protest is not at odds with the requirement of the ethical imperative to carry it out by peaceful methods. What is not of receipt is that a city of global projection as the French capital will see blocked by the blackmail of those who seek to impose their demands on the set of the citizenship.

the yellow vests -a social movement without structure and without a leader, organized on the sidelines of the political parties - have joined during the past few days the students and other groups. Not only is the rural France that raises the voice, but the France peri, nourished by a broad social layers. Are citizens fed up with tax abuse, a labour market that is precarious and a policy of cuts in public services, which constrains their quality of life.

Macron has a comfortable majority in the Assembly. Therefore, it has margin parliamentarian to save the motion of censure which will be presented tomorrow to the formations of the left. However, according to several polls, his popularity has plummeted to 18%. First, by their hesitation, the access to freeze the rates of the fuels. And, second, by the inability to manage a crisis that has forced it to mobilize 89.000 police officers in the Hexagon. In the most difficult of his Presidency,Macron must demonstrate the caliber of its political leadership.

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Updated Date: 11 December 2018, 08:00

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