Macron Makes Desperate Plea to France Amid Economic ‘Anger’ and Riots: ‘Give Us Another Chance’
Amid widespread riots over economic angst in his country, France’s President, Emmanuel Macron, issued a plea to the nation’s citizens in a desperate bid to regain their confidence.
In an address to the nation on Monday night (which was carried in the U.S. on Fox News), Macron made an impassioned call for an end to the riots.
“We will not achieve anything until we have order,” Macron said. He added, “There is anger. There is worry. There is indignation. All of us, or must of us, in France, feel it.”
Macron went on to condemn the protests.
“I cannot accept the [unacceptable] behavior that took place,” he said.
The French leader reiterated his proposal for a minimum wage hike, and called on the “big companies” of France to improve salaries, and pay-out year-end bonuses — which will not be taxed. He also promised to abolish taxes on overtime pay starting on Jan. 1. And a previously planned tax hike on pensions will be scrapped.
“I feel the anger,” Macron said. “Give us another chance.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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