France's Yellow Vest Protestors Took To The Streets For May Day (HBO)

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  • Published on May 2, 2019
  • Tens of thousands of people took to the streets for May Day, in solidarity with millions around the world who marched for worker’s rights. While the French protest every year, these protests were remarkably violent as police fired tear gas at crowds in attempts to control factions bent on rioting, detaining more than 250 protestors by the end of the day.
    This was the first May Day rally for members of France’s “Yellow Vest” movement, which began protesting 24 weeks ago against what they see as President Emmanuel Macron’s pro-business policies favoring the elite.
    The group has proven to be one of the biggest challenges to Macron’s presidency and has already forced the President to make concessions related to taxation, pension reform and the closures of schools and hospitals. By turning up today, the Yellow Vests aligned themselves with a centuries-old movement that’s traditionally seen as pro-union and pro-left.
    “Today is May Day. It has nothing to do with a Yellow Vest action. It’s a workers’ celebration,” Jérôme Rodrigues, an unofficial leader of the Yellow Vest’s told VICE News. “Within the Yellow Vest march, you have workers who have gathered here to reinforce their demands, and show that they are workers too.”
    Rodrigues joined the Yellow Vests in it’s earlier stages, and in a January rally, lost an eye after being hit with what he believes to be a police-fired projectile. Videos capturing the moment propelled him to the forefront of the movement.
    “The problem is that we have a president in France right now who not only doesn’t listen to us, but also mutilates us,” Rodrigues told VICE News. “So why wage a revolution? Because the climate of violence was brought on by the government.”
    Turning out today was important for Rodrigues and the Yellow Vests because they’ve been losing momentum as of late. He hopes that the Yellow Vests’ presence at the May Day pro-labour rally will help bolster support for their cause in the future.
    “All this diversity- That’s how we win. OK?” Rodrigues told VICE News. “Today, we see that we ignored that [in the past], and that we have recovered something fundamental in France. It’s called fraternity.”
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  • western warrior
    western warrior 2 months ago

    Even as someone with right wing views i would join them . The working class is being exploited wether your right or left .

  • Survivor Films
    Survivor Films 3 months ago

    m.ruclip.com/video/1wgJTds1QUI/video.html

  • Ego demon
    Ego demon 3 months ago

    France was always a revolutionary country historically. Educated people demand their rights. The politicians have to represent ordinary people, not corporate interests.

  • Assad has his own nazbol gang now

    What is happening in france today reminds me of what happened in russia from 1910-1917. Nice.

  • Assad has his own nazbol gang now

    Their government betrayed them. These comrades, both yellow vests and antifa have my support.

  • Son Goku
    Son Goku 4 months ago

    On t'aura Macron on t'aura... 🇫🇷

  • blood raven
    blood raven 4 months ago

    GOD BLESS THE YELLOW JACKETS CURSE MACRON I SO HOPE YOU GET HIS HEAD ON A STICK GOD BLESS YOU FRENCH LIONS YOUR DOING GODS WORK GOD BLESS GREETINGS FROM NETHERLANDS YOUR HEROES GOD BLESS YOU , HOPE MACRON BURNS IN HELL TREATING FRENCH GOOD FOLK LIKE SHIT HAVE NO MERCI FOR YOUR COPS SLIT THEIR THROAT ONCE YOU GET THE CHANCE THEY HAVE BETRAYED YOU LONG TIME AGO THEY WILL HAVE NO MERCI IF YOUR REBELLION FAILS , DO IT WITH A CHRISTIAN HEART DO IT FOR YOUR PEOPLE GOD BLESS YOU FRENCH YELLOW JACKETS YOUR LIONS FIGHTING FOR YOUR COUNTRY

  • Fred Ziffel
    Fred Ziffel 4 months ago

    #YELLOWVESTSMOVEMENTAMERICA

  • Fred Ziffel
    Fred Ziffel 4 months ago

    Can anyone guide me to YELLOW VESTS MOVEMENT AMERICA... Please, I want to know how to start in the US

  • Sigma Geranimo
    Sigma Geranimo 4 months ago

    nobody say anything about this.

  • 老麦McClane
    老麦McClane 4 months ago +1

    French France, not African France!

    • 老麦McClane
      老麦McClane 4 months ago

      In Guangzhou, China, many Africans live there, so I am angry.

  • Sasuke Uchiha
    Sasuke Uchiha 4 months ago

    THIS IS FRANCE !

  • Ron Burgundy1979
    Ron Burgundy1979 5 months ago

    VICE ARE A BUNCH OF SOCIALIST SWINE...... There are only strong french women nowadays, the men are behind the scenes....... buttering baguettes and making shit tea....

  • Deathless
    Deathless 5 months ago +3

    Maybe the yellow vest should call themselves Hong Kong, they’ll get more coverage

    • Chris Suka
      Chris Suka 4 months ago

      Nah, they need to get at least another ten eyeballs lost.
      Hk only had one eyeball allegedly hurt and the media makes 20 reports a day for werls over one eyeball
      France had actual limbs blown off and 24 eyes permanently lost and does not get half the coverage of hk girl. It's not really fair. 🤦‍♀️

  • Deathless
    Deathless 5 months ago +1

    Is this the Hong Kong protest?

  • Basnet Arpan
    Basnet Arpan 5 months ago +1

    why do the asian people still trust these White european american anti-human people,,, they have done so much harm to us and still are trying to do so.... time will come when we will drive them away not only from asia but from the entire world,,,,,,,,

  • Amber MGL
    Amber MGL 5 months ago +2

    How come people don't want to sanction france for violence against protesters lol, but they all wanna help hong kong.

  • KostyaKG15
    KostyaKG15 5 months ago

    “no church in the wild”

  • KING IDRIS
    KING IDRIS 5 months ago

    Macron must go 😔

  • Brian LO
    Brian LO 5 months ago

    That's a lot of hammer and sickles.

  • Alex Tan
    Alex Tan 5 months ago +2

    The main stream media are just showing the protests in Hong Kong. Nothing about the yellow vests were shown to us in Asia. Shame on the MSM!

  • Dr. Evil
    Dr. Evil 5 months ago +2

    Karma for France's colonial tax on its ex colonies ...

  • 381Beatz
    381Beatz 5 months ago +1

    I dream of the day when something like this happens in the U.S

  • KingGrooms747 Dwayne
    KingGrooms747 Dwayne 5 months ago

    How do u like gun control now....

  • Perron Wang
    Perron Wang 5 months ago

    double-standard western medias mentioned too less about yellow vest protest compared to HK protest, and everyone knows why

  • Иван Иванов
    Иван Иванов 5 months ago

    And these people require from Moscow to be patient and guard human rights of rebels. FuShing idiots.

  • 羅德夫
    羅德夫 5 months ago

    Every person has a different idea what justice is. Yellow Vests think that justice means every one has a right to own a Harley Davidson. Others think that everyone is responsible for his own life and living conditions.

  • 谢春超
    谢春超 5 months ago +2

    French yellow vests are doing well and spread to the United Kingdom, the United States

  • 谢春超
    谢春超 5 months ago +1

    French yellow vest is doing well

  • Red Knight 2014
    Red Knight 2014 6 months ago

    Macron must go!
    Power to the French People!
    To hell with the EU!

  • fbn Prz
    fbn Prz 6 months ago +2

    Freedom for the Frenchmen .. God bless France.

  • Rio Dio
    Rio Dio 6 months ago

    China is going to take over the world. Goodbye France, UK, USA, EU. It's all over for democracy. It doesn't work, does not promote equality and not sustainable long term.
    Communism is going to take over the world. Soon.

    • Rio Dio
      Rio Dio 6 months ago

      @Ke3p3r dictatorship is better than anarchy like these yellow vests are doing. Revolution after revolution

    • Ke3p3r
      Ke3p3r 6 months ago

      Let's go, unit ourselves against dictatorship by creating dictatorship ... .

  • Benny Tsangmin
    Benny Tsangmin 6 months ago +1

    Parisian dislike their govt. How come US IS NOT INVADING PARIS.

  • 唯我华夏独尊
    唯我华夏独尊 6 months ago

    这就是民主,呵呵

  • PwnishR
    PwnishR 6 months ago

    You yellow vests need to wear reinforced protective eye wear and mesh masks during your protests....a little bit of money can protect your eyes that for some are priceless...
    ruclip.com/video/T4JZmmacJuU/video.html

  • Jeff Doe
    Jeff Doe 6 months ago

    The police look like Storm Troopers

  • Hue Hue
    Hue Hue 6 months ago

    I never understood why the franch are stereotyped as weak and cowardly. Current holder of the decathlon world Recordand frst whitey to run under 10 secs in 100m both French. Always the first people to revolt against oppression.
    Keep fighting france

  • james mcbride
    james mcbride 6 months ago +2

    Macron ex rothschild banker globalist puppet, the euro fckd over the french.

  • Nort McGort
    Nort McGort 6 months ago

    They aren't protesting for more leftist policies. Socialists are allowing 3rd world terrorists to pour into the country to displace the native population. Socialism is dying in Europe. Just ask the French, British, Polish, Hungarians, Italians, and Austrians. Europe will be taken back.

  • Zer0 Hero
    Zer0 Hero 6 months ago +20

    Western mainstream media never broadcast this, but when it happen in Hong Kong.....And also every year they remind us about 64 Tiananmen Square.

    • Chris Suka
      Chris Suka 4 months ago

      They don't even report the actual real story.
      Story of the century 🤯
      Google "Birth of a massacre myth
      BY GREGORY CLARK"

    • Amber MGL
      Amber MGL 5 months ago +5

      because they don't care about protests, they just don't like seeing china becoming powerful. China is a living reminder to europe of what they once were but will never be again. Europeans are mad that a country could actually thrive without being the lapdog of US.

  • AATCHOUUMM Anthony
    AATCHOUUMM Anthony 6 months ago

    Que tous les pays tiennent leurs mouvement
    Ce système doit changer

  • ImperialJapanBall
    ImperialJapanBall 6 months ago

    Do you hear The People sing? Singing a song of angry men. This is The music of a People Who will not be slaves again!

  • Australian Patriot
    Australian Patriot 6 months ago

    Il y a environ 100 ans, des millions de personnes étaient mortes en France et dans d'autres pays pour la liberté des pays conquis par les dominateurs de l'agresseur. Elles sont mortes pour que vos libertés aient une vie raisonnable et décente. .Les vrais Australiens marchent dans l’esprit juste à côté de vous.

  • sumrandumguy1
    sumrandumguy1 6 months ago

    Also: say what you will about Vice, at least they're actually talking about this.
    The same cannot be said for organizations like CNN or the BBC.

  • sumrandumguy1
    sumrandumguy1 6 months ago +2

    It occured to me "hang on a minute...Why have I not heard about the yellow jacket protests in several months?
    How did it end?"
    And I do a little research (ie: I had to actively SEARCH for a video like this because the algorithm buries it) and find that it's only gotten worse.
    How can anyone trust conventional media when they're blatantly ignoring a borderline revolution going on in a G8 country?

  • AndrewTheFox XD
    AndrewTheFox XD 6 months ago

    Im cheering for the police.

  • Angel Sievert
    Angel Sievert 6 months ago

    FIGHT THESE GLOBALIST LUCIFER worshipping spawns of Macron; a militarized Police versus a populace disrespected

  • Mark Fonseca
    Mark Fonseca 6 months ago

    They are saying enough is enough true courage salute my brothers of the good fight .

  • Lieutenant Colonel Nicholson

    What are you waiting for yellow vests? Go get Emmanuel Macron!!!

  • zoolook1000
    zoolook1000 6 months ago

    Thanks French people yellow vest keep fighting I believe in you don't give up you are the Fighters and leaders against tyranny and Evil in this world now,

  • uthred king of mercia
    uthred king of mercia 6 months ago

    Unstable as water so will not excel as a leader in the world

  • Batuhan Batuhan
    Batuhan Batuhan 6 months ago

    Imagine 1000 yellow vests have the exact same police costume and surround the police and start beating them. It would be SO fun to watch police wouldn't know who was who

  • im Jus St ChiLLin
    im Jus St ChiLLin 6 months ago

    Come on french people!!
    The American's who are aware, believe!
    You can do this the people will win when it's World wide.

  • Michelle Higgs
    Michelle Higgs 6 months ago

    They have now stopped showing this on RUclip. 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

  • Chase Clark
    Chase Clark 6 months ago

    The yellow vests are a bunch of radical hacks

  • PGCN RCTT
    PGCN RCTT 7 months ago

    The wife vs president like the money + food vs weapon
    We cant win by weapon but can win by food and ́money sure

  • PGCN RCTT
    PGCN RCTT 7 months ago +1

    To all dear france friend
    If you want to win macron
    You must focus on his wife
    A strong man = weak wife
    A weak man = strong wife
    Look billgate wife she is poor
    If you want to win macron policeman and fighting
    Focus on his wife and family
    God bless you from vietnam

  • Dog D.C&
    Dog D.C& 7 months ago +1

    法国没人权 不民主 怎么能打游行者呢?👎🏻👎🏻

    • C Wong
      C Wong 5 months ago

      在中国能示威反政府嗎?
      翻牆的VPN花了你多少錢?

  • emre hattus
    emre hattus 7 months ago

    1789 :D

  • Jarrod Yuki
    Jarrod Yuki 7 months ago

    compromise with the large factions and arrest the smaller fanatical factions.