Talk:Yellow vests

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Far right[edit]

Hate to get into pedantry on such a new article, but if the group was far right from the beginning, why have a sentence about it being subsumed by opportunistic far right groups? Maybe something like "The yellow vest protests were a populist protest against neoliberal policies of Macron in 2018 that were almost immediately coopted by far right groups such as... blah blah"? ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 23:03, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

The protest has been supported by a ton of opportunist politicians with radically different ideologies who wanted to use it to boost their popularity. It'd be unfair to consider that the whole movement is far-right or complotist. Diacelium (talk) 12:26, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Canadian Yellow Vests[edit]

If I had to say, it seems that far right extremists in Canadian cities seem to have co-opted it from the beginning, with white supremacist groups such as the Soldiers of Odin and other white supremacist figureheads frequently attending protest events. Those groups were vehemently anti-immigration, anti-semetic, and calling for the execution of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the point where the "official" Facebook group was shut down and was being investigated by CSIS and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. None of the actual policies at first had anything to do with social services and ending austerity, unlike the original Gilets jaunes in France. Fuzikami (talk) 04:26, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Similarly in the UK it's been taken up by right-wing pro-Brexit protestors.[1] --Annanoon (talk) 11:37, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
If you can read French, this lists all the different « gilet jaunes » movements, Euromec (talk) 17:43, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

British yellow vests[edit]

The UK yellow vests are all right wing hooligans, there is no equivalent of the French ones in the UK. — Dysk (contribs) 14:10, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

This ^^^^. Prominent among them was one James “Bedwetter” Goddard, a sort of Yaxley-Lennon-lite, who achieved a small measure of notoriety by shouting up close and personal at pro-Remain MP Anna Soubry and telling world+dog that if they wanted a war then he and his mates would give them one “every Saturday”. Presumably his Mum doesn’t let him out to play during the week, because Antifa or something. Mr Larrington (talk) 00:09, 16 October 2022 (UTC)