Demonstrations in France..

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  1. Alan Dugdales Moustache

    Alan Dugdales Moustache Well-Known Member

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    Whatever you think of them, the French know how to get their grievances across.
     
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    what sup wi um this time
     
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    Would love to be in charge of a water cannon. It would be like those plastic things that were 20p at fairs where you had to shoot the jet through the holes to knock pretend flames down
     
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    Always remember me and my mate high as fuck playing Grand Theft Auto and pinging people across the street with the fire engine's cannon. Oh how we laughed
     
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    Boris spent £320K on water canons after the London riots. Turned out you can't legally use them in the UK, couldn't find anyone to buy them so they got sold for scrap at a loss of over £300K.
     
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    Like the way you make out you know the facts about everything but always state facts online.......Yawwnnnnnnnnnnn
     
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    chiefdave Well-Known Member

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    Which part is wrong?

    3 water canons were purchased on Johnsons orders in 2014. The cost of acquisition and modification for UK use was reported as over £320K.
    Mayor outlines water cannon plans

    They were banned from use by May, something she repeatedly mentioned during the Conservative leadership contest.
    Home Secretary's oral statement on water cannon

    They were recently sold for scrap for £11K.
    Boris Johnson's unused £320,000 water cannon sold for £11,000
     
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    Lol i rest my case.......:)
     
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    They're protesting against the very same policies they voted for in June of last year!

    Macron wins solid majority in French assembly election | Financial Times

    French President Emmanuel Macron has won a decisive majority in parliamentary elections, giving him considerable power as he embarks on reforms to reinvigorate the economy and restore French influence in Europe. Mr Macron’s party La République en Marche and its centrist ally Modem secured 350 of the 577 seats in the National Assembly, according to official results from the interior ministry. The Socialists, the outgoing government, and its allies were crushed, holding on to only 44 of their 284 seats. The centre-right Republicans and allies will form the main opposition but with a disappointing 137 seats, down from 199.

    Turnout was just 43 per cent, a record low. The result is short of the crushing landslide some pollsters had predicted. Still, the solid majority reinforces the legitimacy of the 39-year-old president, who only set up his up his cross-party movement 14 months ago. It clears the way for the contentious reforms he has outlined during his presidential campaign, including a bill this summer intended to make the jobs market more flexible.
     
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    Paris St-Germain-Montpellier: Saturday's Ligue 1 game postponed at police request

    Paris St-Germain's Ligue 1 game against Montpellier in the French capital on Saturday has been postponed at the request of the police.

    League leaders PSG said a new date for the match "will be set in due course".

    PSG's next two games are away from Paris. They play Strasbourg in the French top flight on Wednesday and then travel to Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League on 11 December.

    "We accept this postponement," said PSG boss Thomas Tuchel.

    "We'll have to manage this situation to stay in shape before Belgrade. Security is absolutely important."

    Lyon's match at Toulouse on Saturday has also been postponed.

    "It's a last-minute decision," said Lyon owner Jean-Michel Aulas. "It marks the current turmoil in a society that prioritises things that we would not like to see. I do not know if there were any risks.

    "Maybe the whole day will be cancelled because it poses a problem of fairness. The calendar is very busy for the European teams. One must be factual and bow to the force of events. We will adapt."
     
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    I believe the word is manifestation
    (Politics) une manifestation pour la paix : a peace demonstration
     

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