Rachel O’Donoghue – The Daily Star Dec 8, 2018
Riots have been raging across the city for the last few weeks as anger about the high cost of living and increased fuel taxes threaten to topple Emmanuel Macron’s Government.
Shocking scenes today saw riot cops confronting the so-called Gilet Jaunes – after the high-vis yellow vests they have worn.
But one particular video has caused a stir after it was posted on social media.
It shows heavily armoured vehicles driving into the city as small fires – lit by furious protesters – rage around them.
But rather than bearing the French Tricolore flag, the vehicles bore the distinct starred EU flag, which critics have said is a sign an EU Army is drawing closer to existence.
Furious Twitter users have also said it is a sign the bloc, which the UK voted to leave in 2016, is prepared to crush any dissent in any of its member states.
One person commented: “The Euro flag disturbs me on vehicles”.
Another wrote: “With the European Union flag on!!!”
And one outraged person shared a picture of President Macron alongside a quote attributed to him: “We need more Europe”.
Brits also jumped on the thread, claiming the vehicles and flag give an insight into a future in an expanding European Union.
One UK user said: “Paris gives us the first glimpse of the future under EU rule.
“The planed army is being put in place to repress any citizens that dare to question the superstate agenda.
“Trust me, you saw it here first. On the streets of Paris 8/12/2018.”
“EU markings on the side! Wake up Europe! The EU are a clear threat to the survival of Europe and European culture. If Macron and Merkel get their army they will use it against the people,” wrote another