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To be specific: the meeting Drouet was invited to by the Senate was to discussed the controversial giveaway privatization of the Paris airports. The Yellow Vests do protest, among other things, about the unfair tax burden (tax cuts for the rich, more taxes for the rest) and the abandonment of public services in the name of "competitiveness" (see tax cuts above) such as privatizing highly profitable state assets like the airports.

The "Macron's administration" official who pressured the Senate to disinvite Drouet was no one else than Bruno Le Maire, minister for the Economy and, back in 2005, the architect of the privatization of the state owned tollways companies, sold to Vinci, one of their most profitable businesses today.

Some senators stepped out of the Senate building to meet with Drouet on the street and apologize for the majority's behavior.

by Bernard on Thu Apr 11th, 2019 at 06:35:55 PM EST
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