FAST FIVE: French Companies Bribe Workers To Stop Rioting As Wave Of 'Deadly Violence' Expected This Weekend

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French shares have tanked as images of the chaos have been splayed across cable news.

And a proclamation by the Elysees Palace on Thursday could further degrade confidence: Macron's office said the Elysee expects a movement “of great violence” on Saturday,  warning that a hardened core group of several thousand demonstrators are coming to “break and kill” when during the fourth act of the  “yellow vests” protests, Franceinfo reported.

Amid the chaos, France's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has devised a brilliant plan to try and placate French citizens, which would (in theory) make it less likely that they would join the protests.

“We're going through a crisis that shows that the dikes have been breached, France no longer is spared from the populist wave,” he said, which is why France needs “stability” in fiscal policies.

“Macron must listen to his people,” one said.

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