Strangely, inexplicably (or perhaps not) you did not read about this major news story in mainstream media. Good old Russia Today, and thatk fuck the Russians and chinese are out there protecting our freedoms agaonst the authoritarian governments of the west.
Did I realy just say that? I surely did.
More than 10,000 French protesters clash with police over ecotax
Thousands of people rallied in the town of Quimper in Frances 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.
Some demonstrators reportedly threw stones and iron bars at police as they gathered for speeches before marching into the city. Officers responded by firing tear gas and water cannons.