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Francia come Venezuela, Soudan, Haïti e Zimbabwe. L’Onu condanna Macron.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-03-11.

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«Macron is no saviour of Europe»


Se Mrs Michelle Bachelet, Alto Commissario delle Nazioni Unite per i diritti umani, avesse usato simili parole nei confronti dell’Italia e del suo Governo i media internazionali avrebbero fatto titoli ad otto colonne, l’europarlamento severe mozioni di censura e si sarebbe immediatamente mossa l’Alta Corte di Giustizia.

Essendo Mr Macron il presidente dei ricchi, alto esponente dei liberal, nominato dalla massoneria francese, la notizia è stata boicottata con ordine di scuderia: proprio come ai tempi di Stalin. I tiranni sono tutti tiranni.

Il Corriere della Sera, La Stampa, Repubblica, il Sole 24 Ore, il The New York Times non hanno minimamente menzionato questa notizia, come se non esistesse. Eppure l’Onu ha paragonato Macron a Mr Maduro.

Gilets jaunes : que peut engendrer l’enquête réclamée par l’ONU ?

«Gilets jaunes acte XVII»: cette nouvelle mobilisation sera-t-elle décisive?

Macron. Gilets Jaunes acte XVII. L’Onu condanna la repressione di Macron.

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«The UN human rights chief called Wednesday for a “full investigation” into the possible excessive use of force by French police during the “yellow vest” demonstrations»

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«”The ‘Gilets Jaunes’ (yellow vests) have been protesting what they see as exclusion from economic rights and participation in public affairs,” rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in her annual address to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva»

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«The ‘Gilets Jaunes’ (yellow vests) have been protesting what they see as exclusion from economic rights and participation in public affairs …. We encourage the government to continue dialogue – including follow-up to the national discussions which are currently underway – and urge full investigation of all reported cases of excessive use of force»

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« taken to the streets to protest inequalities and deteriorating economic and social conditions …. Inequalities affect all countries. Even in prosperous states, people feel excluded from the benefits of development and deprived of economic and social rights – leading to alienation, unrest, and sometimes violence …. Their demands call for respectful dialogue and genuine reform. And yet, in several cases, they are being met with violent and excessive use of force»

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«Pour rappel, Michelle Bachelet a demandé ce mercredi à la France de mener une enquête sur les cas de violences policières survenues pendant les manifestations des Gilets jaunes. Il s’agit notamment de l’usage de lanceurs de balle de défense (LBD) qui ont fait de très nombreuses victimes ces dernières semaines. La représentante de l’Onu a comparé la situation en France à celle des répressions violentes au Soudan, en Haïti et au Zimbabwe où les manifestants «réclament un dialogue respectueux et de vraies réformes» [Fonte]

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À l’Onu, on place la France entre le Venezuela et Haïti, Paris sous le choc

«Le gouvernement français, devant l’exigence formulée par l’Onu d’ouvrir une enquête sur «l’usage excessif de la force», s’est dit «étonné» de se retrouver sur une liste entre le Venezuela et Haïti et a donné sa vision de la situation.»

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«Sur fond de l’exigence des Nations unies d’ouvrir une enquête sur «l’usage excessif de la force» à l’encontre des manifestants, qui a de nouveau marqué l’acte 16 des Gilets jaunes samedi dernier, Paris a semblé embarrassé «de se retrouver cité dans une liste entre le Venezuela et Haïti».

Le porte-parole du gouvernement, Benjamin Griveaux, s’est exprimé sur le sujet à la sortie du conseil des ministres au Palais de l’Élysée. «Il faut […] s’étonner tout de même de se retrouver cité dans une liste entre le Venezuela et Haïti où il y a eu des morts […] des morts nombreux», a-t-il dit.»

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L’Eliseo ha risposto sdegnosamente, quasi che le accuse non lo riguardassero.

«On n’a pas attendu l’ONU pour faire la lumière»

«Le Premier ministre français a réagi à la demande de l’ONU qui réclame une «enquête approfondie» sur les usages excessifs de la police lors des défilés des «gilets jaunes.

«On n’a pas attendu» l’ONU «pour faire la lumière» sur les faits de violence qui ont émaillé les défilés des «gilets jaunes», a déclaré mercredi soir sur BFMTV le Premier ministre. Il réagissait à la demande des Nations Unies à la France d’une «enquête approfondie».

«En France, on a un Etat de droit», a ajouté Edouard Philippe, estimant qu’«il faudra expliquer à Madame le Haut-Commissaire l’ensemble des faits d’extrême violence» notamment contre «les forces de l’ordre» ou les «biens publics».

Dans un discours prononcé devant le Conseil des droits de l’Homme à Genève, la Haut-Commissaire aux droits de l’homme de l’ONU Michelle Bachelet, ancienne présidente du Chili, a encouragé «le gouvernement (français) à poursuivre le dialogue et (demandé) urgemment une enquête approfondie sur tous les cas rapportés d’usage excessif de la force».

Mme Bachelet a estimé que les «gilets jaunes» manifestent contre «ce qu’ils considèrent comme (leur) exclusion des droits économiques et de (leur) participation aux affaires publiques».

Elle a rappelé que «les inégalités touchent tous les pays» et que «même dans des Etats prospères, des gens se sentent exclus des bénéfices du développement et privés de droits économiques et sociaux». ….

Plus tôt dans la journée, le porte-parole du gouvernement français Benjamin Griveaux a estimé qu’il fallait «s’étonner» de voir la France citée «sur une liste entre le Vénézuela et Haïti» par l’ONU.

«Il faut, je le dis, s’étonner tout de même de se retrouver, cité dans une liste entre le Venezuela et Haïti, où il y a eu des morts», a déclaré Benjamin Griveaux lors du compte-rendu du conseil des ministres, interrogé sur le discours de la Haut-Commissaire aux droits de l’homme de l’ONU, Michelle Bachelet à Genève.

Interrogé pour savoir si les critiques de Mme Bachelet pouvaient affaiblir la voix de la France sur les violences dans d’autres pays, il a répondu: «Je ne crois pas que ça l’affaiblisse (…) Je crois que la position de la France dans les instances internationales est multiple, sur le fond démocratique, stratégique, commercial et économique».».

Mrs Bachelet also spoke more generally about citizens across the globe who have “taken to the streets to protest inequalities and deteriorating economic and social conditions.” 

“Inequalities affect all countries. Even in prosperous states, people feel excluded from the benefits of development and deprived of economic and social rights – leading to alienation, unrest, and sometimes violence,” she warned. 

“Their demands call for respectful dialogue and genuine reform. And yet, in several cases, they are being met with violent and excessive use of force,” the rights chief continued.  

Thousands of yellow vests are expected to march through Paris and other French cities on Saturday, which will mark the 17th straight weekend of action against the Macron government.» 

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«According to government figures, 1,700 people have been injured and 1,000 policemen or gendarmes have been hurt in the 11 weeks of conflict. …. Out of those injured, 100 have been seriously hurt and 11 people have now died»

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Macron il tiranno, il Maduro europeo, deve semplicemente dimettersi e gli stati dell’Unione Europea dovrebbero ben prendere posizione con un simile essere.


The Local. 2019-03-10. UN demands France investigates ‘excessive force’ against yellow vests

The UN human rights chief called Wednesday for a “full investigation” into the possible excessive use of force by French police during the “yellow vest” demonstrations.

“The ‘Gilets Jaunes’ (yellow vests) have been protesting what they see as exclusion from economic rights and participation in public affairs,” rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in her annual address to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.  

“We encourage the government to continue dialogue – including follow-up to the national discussions which are currently underway – and urge full investigation of all reported cases of excessive use of force”.

Yellow vest demonstrations have taken place across France since November. 

The protests began over fuel taxes but mushroomed into a revolt by people in rural and small-town France against President Emmanuel Macron’s policies.

The IGPN, the body that investigates police abuses, has launched more than 100 investigations into the conduct of officers during the protests. 

Bachelet also spoke broadly about people worldwide who have taken “to the streets to protest inequalities and deteriorating economic and social conditions.”

“Their demands call for respectful dialogue and genuine reform,” she said. 

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The Local. 2019-01-29. Lost eyes… hands blown off: Injuries from ‘yellow vest’ clashes with French police mount

Violent clashes between the police and yellow vests since the start of the movement have caused many injuries including the loss of eyes and hands and led to claims of police violence. Here are the latest statistics.

Less than three months since it kicked off, the Yellow Vests movement has turned into one of the longest and most violent social protests in modern France.

Hundreds of protestors and police alike have been injured since the start of the protests with claims of police violence over the controversial use of rubber-bullets and stun grenades by French security forces have been gaining ground. 

Here’s a look at the numbers.

1,700 people

According to government figures, 1,700 people have been injured and 1,000 policemen or gendarmes have been hurt in the 11 weeks of conflict.

Out of those injured, 100 have been seriously hurt and 11 people have now died. Most of those casualties resulted from road accidents at blockades in the early days of the protest. The government stress that no protester has dies as a result of police action.

One protester died of a heart attack during Saturday’s demo in Paris that turned violent.

Out of those injured, 15 people are thought to have sustained serious eye injuries, including a police officer who lost an eye.

One of the many who have lost the use of an eye include one of the leaders of the yellow vests, Jérôme Rodrigues, who was badly wounded in his right eye at the weekend.

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Express. 2019-03-08. ‘Not reality!’ Macron rejects claims of police brutality against Yellow Vest protestors [Video]

EMMANUEL Macron has vehemently denied allegations riot police were using excessive force against yellow vest protesters, scolding a citizen who accused law enforcement officials of launching a wave of repression in the name of security. 

The demonstrations started in November over planned fuel tax hikes but quickly spiralled into a sometimes violent revolt against the government’s alleged elitism and economic policies.  “I don’t like the word repression because it doesn’t reflect reality,” Mr Macron said during a national policy debate in the southwestern town of Gréoux-les-Bains, adding that the use of such a strong word to describe a false truth was “unacceptable”. 

The 41-year-old centrist’s outburst came after a young farmer, Alexia Olagnon, told him the ongoing “repression” of yellow vest protesters by police “cannot be ignored”. 

Visibly irked by Mrs Olagnon’s remarks, Mr Macron ask her to “name authoritarian or repressive regimes which organise debates like the one we’re having right now,” in reference to the grand national debate he launched in January to quell yellow vest anger. 

He said: “For several weeks now, thugs have infiltrated and distorted the [yellow vest] movement. They have threatened and beaten up security forces whose job is to protect you. 

“Everywhere that there is violence, I expect police officers to be in a position to protect themselves and protect the public order. For as long as I am president, the right to protest and the rule of law will be respected.”

The protests – named after the fluorescent safety jackets all French motorists are required to carry in their cars – began in mid-November over plans to raise fuel taxes but unexpectedly ballooned into a broader revolt against the government’s pro-rich economic policies that has mobilised scores of demonstrators each Saturday. 

More than three months into the unrest, Mr Macron’s team has toughened its stance on the rioters, voting in a new law to sanction undeclared protests and prevent those taking part in the rallies from wearing face-covering balaclavas to escape identity checks.  

In addition, the government warned earlier this month that police would not hesitate to use flash grenade riot control guns in case of violence by demonstrators after the weapon was authorised by the country’s highest administrative court. 

“It’s true that this intermediate weapon can hurt, but faced with rioters, the police need it to defend themselves against those who attack them,” Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said as he sought to defend the use of the controversial rubber bullets. 

About 1,000 police officers have been injured along with 1,700 demonstrators since the start of the protests, according to official figures. 

The United Nations on Wednesday called for a “full investigation” into the possible use of force by France’s riot police during the anti-government protests. 

“The yellow vests have been protesting what they see as exclusion from economic rights and participation in public affairs,” rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in her annual address to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. 

She said: “We encourage the government to continue dialogue – including follow-up to the national discussions which are currently underway – and urge full investigation of all reported cases of excessive use of force.” 

France’s IGPN, the so-called “police of police” that investigates internal abuse claims, has launched more than 100 probes into the alleged misconduct of officers during the weekly rallies.  

Mrs Bachelet also spoke more generally about citizens across the globe who have “taken to the streets to protest inequalities and deteriorating economic and social conditions.” 

“Inequalities affect all countries. Even in prosperous states, people feel excluded from the benefits of development and deprived of economic and social rights – leading to alienation, unrest, and sometimes violence,” she warned. 

“Their demands call for respectful dialogue and genuine reform. And yet, in several cases, they are being met with violent and excessive use of force,” the rights chief continued.  

Thousands of yellow vests are expected to march through Paris and other French cities on Saturday, which will mark the 17th straight weekend of action against the Macron government. 

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The Irish Times. 2019-03-09. Macron is no saviour of Europe

Breda O’Brien: Macron exemplifies elitist privilege that alienates people from EU

Humility is not Emmanuel Macron’s defining characteristic. He has an approval rating of about 34 per cent in France, which is 10 per cent lower than Donald Trump’s average approval rating in the US. Undaunted, Macron has undertaken a series of town hall-style meetings across France to hear his citizens’ concerns. He has also issued another document outlining a vision for the EU.

Meanwhile, Michelle Bachelet Jeria, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, this week urged full investigation of all reported cases of excessive use of force in France against protesters, just two weeks after the Council of Europe Rights Group demanded that rubber bullet launchers no longer be used against the gilets jaunes (yellow vests).

There are about 162 complaints being investigated against police across France including the loss of hands, limbs and eyes.

The police have been far from unscathed themselves. The yellow vest protests have often been violent and aggressive, with scores of cars set alight and businesses ransacked. The latest tactic has been to fire excrement and sometimes acid at police. Broken bottles and concrete blocks have also been used by protesters.

But the use of rubber bullets should have a particular resonance in Ireland.  Have we already forgotten people like Richard Moore, the founder of charity Children in Crossfire, who was blinded in 1972 by a rubber bullet when a British soldier fired one from a distance of 10ft as Moore ran past a lookout post? In the same year, 11-year-old Francis Rowntree was killed by a rubber bullet in Belfast. When the British forces replaced rubber bullets with plastic rounds in 1973, a further 14 people died, half of whom were children.

The French continue to insist the weapons they use for crowd control, including the notorious “flashballs” are non-lethal.

While violent protest is never justified, arguably the yellow vests’ protests would never have happened at all if people struggling to make ends meet had not felt so ignored in their own country.

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