And so the country went up in flames as tens of thousands of citizens threw up barricades on the Champs-Elysées. Seriously:
Un stand-mobile de restauration finit de carboniser au milieu des Champs-Elysées. #GilestJaunes pic.twitter.com/v3Col3owTJ— Vincent Serrano (@Vincent_Serrano) November 24, 2018
UPDATE 4 December 2018 11:21: It looks like this isn't enough to stop the protests. At this point you have to start wondering if Macron's government can survive.
And this would have made Dad laugh (he was a Professor of French History):