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Thousands of French Workers wearing Red Caps Riot against Eco-Tax

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Thousands of people rallied in the town of Quimper in France’s Brittany region on Saturday calling for a complete end to the controversial “ecotax.” Police fired tear gas after demonstrators hurled stones and iron bars.

 

Farmers, food sector workers, fishermen, and others attended the protest, voicing concern over continuous layoffs and high taxes in the country. 

 

According to authorities, 10,000 people came out for the event. However, a protest organizer told French media that 30,000 people took part in the rally. 

 

French protesters wore red caps resembling the 17th century revolt against King Louis XIV’s fiscal policies. 

 

http://rt.com/news/france-police-clash-protest-143/

 

 

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A step in the right direction. But what France, and indeed all Europe, really needs is a new Robespierre

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Those workers my disagree with the description of "French". They're more likely to describe themselves as Bretons. This can be seen in the hundreds of Breton flags in the crowd. 

But yes its great to see thousands of workers organising and taking militant action.

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