Blocage 17 novembre

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Hi
Has anything been published about how long it is going on for? Naively, we thought it was one day - Saturday 17th!

Some friends are wanting to book the ferry but our village handyman (French) said it would go on for another 2/3 weeks.

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because it's an unregistered protest with no official organisers no one published anything

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Leclairon wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:32 pm
Hi
Has anything been published about how long it is going on for? Naively, we thought it was one day - Saturday 17th!

Some friends are wanting to book the ferry but our village handyman (French) said it would go on for another 2/3 weeks.
I thought it was just a one day protest till I saw your post :oops:
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I repeat my earlier post - This is supposed to be a democracy. If you don't like the policies of the government you vote them out. Demonstrations and protests are fine, but not when they affect the lives of others. That is anarchy. I had to take my wife to hospital for her daily dose of radiation and missed the appointment because of the protests. What about all the other people whose lives are severely impacted - the young mother who is unable to pick up her child from the creche, the sick baby in an ambulance that can't get to the hospital, the worker who is on the breadline but cannot get to work and looses much needed pay. These protests affect ordinary people - not the government or the protesters. If you wish to protest do it in a way that does not negatively impact your fellow citizens.

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You make all valid points but how many politicians are likely to come forward promising to reduce the fuel taxes? It will be a long wait to find no one offers a solution. And then of course even if they do the promise would be broken, as all politicians tend to do.

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Well, I'm leaving for Dieppe at around 19.00. That's around three hours extra. Have decided to avoid the autoroutes because there's no turning back if it's blocked. Will take my chance with the rond points during the night; reports suggest that those who are still there during the night are les plus durs. We'll see. I shall keep my mouth shut and reluctantly place a gilet jaune in the windscreen if I approach a blocage. Otherwise , no.
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Isn't democracy also about free speech and peaceful protest?
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Some of it has been anything but peaceful.

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It is, but is burning tyres and pallets in the centre of a road junction peaceful?
Is physically stopping a person going about their lawful business peaceful?

examples of Linda's post which just beat mine.

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I take it you would all continue to pay extra for fuel,if these protests succeed and there was no rise in fuel duty on the first of january.
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