France’s “Yellow Vests” Destroy Porsche 911, Mercedes-AMG GT, Other Luxury Cars

Some people in France don’t need a particular reason to vandalize cars. Each New Year’s Eve, the country’s capital city of Paris sets a new record for the highest number of torched cars — last year’s tally was 650.

Now, you might be aware that in certain French cities, especially Paris, there have been violent protests over the past few weeks directed against President Emmanuel Macron. Collectively known as the “yellow vests”, protesters have manifested their anger at Macron, whom they blame for rising oil prices and living costs.

The French President has raised taxes on diesel fuel in a bid to encourage the driving of less-polluting cars. In a country where the majority of cars run on diesel, that didn’t go down well with the population.

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The grassroots movement, which takes its name from the high-visibility jackets all motorists in France must carry in their vehicles, has let its anger show big time. Besides fighting with the police and vandalizing shops and street furniture, they also directed their anger at cars. Not just any cars, though.

A number of them do seem to specifically target luxury cars, given that the movement sees Macron as a President for rich people, banks and corporations. In this context, leaving a car parked in a central area of Paris and other major cities these days is ill-advised. Just watch what the “yellow vests” did to a white Porsche 911 Cabriolet parked in a Paris street.

Protesters are seen hitting the car, smashing its windows and lights, and then flipping it onto its roof. We don’t know whether they set fire to the 911 afterwards, but even so, the damage was extensive. A Mercedes-AMG GT S had an even worse fate because the “yellow vests” torched it — but not before they vandalized it, of course.

Other videos show the “yellow vests” destroying a police car (no surprise there), a previous-generation Range Rover Sport with diplomatic plates, as well as setting fire to many other vehicles. It’s not a good time for cars in France, especially expensive ones…

Thanks to Christian for the tip!

  • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

    French socialists and communists hate luxury cars.

    • Dude

      They’re protesting high taxes and high costs of living that don’t affect the rich. How is that socialist or communist? If anything being against taxes is a very capitalist American thing to do.

      • GreenApple18r

        If so protest against the government without burning down random people’s cars. To me they just seem mad they can’t afford luxury vehicles.

        • Dude

          Of course. I’m not talking about the people rioting but the actual protest has legitimacy.

        • Offshore LLC

          Perfect.

      • Cobrajet

        Because socialists can also be anarchists.

  • Mr. EP9

    France has gone to hell hasn’t it? I doubt Macron is going to make it to another term at this rate. Anyway, sucks about the 911 and AMG GT but I’m not surprised.

  • Sébastien

    A lot of misinformation:
    – protests were only in Paris on recent saturdays
    – “Yellow vests” are all independant, and mostly against violence,
    – Destroyed properties were mostly done by individuals unrelated to the protest requests. Even modest cars were hit, Smart cars or even older random cars… Or scooters.
    Finally new eve’s record is just about being on the media, the average burnt car/day isnt far off any day of the year.

    #mediaBS

    • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

      CS is only reporting the high profile casualties as they need something to write about!

  • robotlogic

    Water cannons filled with pepper mace would of cleared the street!

    • Mike anonymous

      What if your wearing a red shirt? (not sure no big deal, but) in a situation like this, arrest the wrong person and you’ve got a WHOLE other battle on your hands which might only make things worse.

  • LJ

    However could this have happened in their socialist utopia?

    • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

      That made me laugh. Thanks!

  • Broosewee

    Sad to see the cars go, they didn’t deserve it. I support the movement, but unfortunately it turned violent and deadly.

  • Stephen G

    Terrible…don’t they know that gasoline is for rich people only…Let them drive Teslas!

    • Chris Kay

      Would you like a slice of cake with that sir. 😊

  • Jp

    You guys clearly don’t know what you are talking about. These videos are impressive, yes, but they do not show the distress of the population. You are just showing eye candy violence for your viewers. This is misinformation.

    Can you please go back to car coverage please? Leave the political stuff for news media. This is very disappointing.

    👎 👎

    • Mike Gonzalez

      Sorry but you can protest without burning cars or destroying every store in your way… it’s about education and being civilized, something some French people don’t know what it means

    • Knotmyrealname

      The thing is that the British media is currently being gagged and had an order to not report these attacks for fear of a European spring. We need to get this out any way we can.

    • GreenApple18r

      This is not misinformation. It’s on video. Regardless of political unrest in France destroying random people’s property isn’t right and such criminal act is worth being brought up.

      • Offshore LLC

        Perfect

    • ksegg

      So should people in San Francisco be upset that housing costs are through the roof, and take up arms?

      Let’s bring back pitchforks.

      • Knotmyrealname

        Pitchforks are for witches and heretics.
        But protesting and voicing your concerns via an orderly demonstration is absolutely fine and reasonable.
        Yes, if housing costs are unreasonable, then go for it!

        • Smith

          Another moron.

          • Knotmyrealname

            Your point is?

          • exeptor

            You really asked a guy who use only these two words in a sentence for reasoning?!? Just ignore.

  • Seats & a steering wheel

    This is bizarre, I can understand fully that the yellow vests are working class folk who are fed up with the green lunacy infecting many Euro govts..but setting fire to someone’s nice car etc is something that is characteristic of left wing nut job brigade who regularly torch and vandalise property because socialism & climate change.

  • Bo Hanan

    I want every last one of those hoodlums thrown in Le’slammer!

  • Christian

    Who ever send that tip is legend… Anyway, I had no problem seeing that guy who’s hand exploded or the girl wo lost her eye… (Yup, there is a video about that…) But this is SICK…

  • ErnieB

    Any Bugatti’s hurt during these scenes? Wtf.. I think it’s very xenophobic of the yellow jackets how they pick other European brands . Just saying..

  • Craig

    Yet another perfectly justified reason to protest hijacked by ignorant jackasses.

  • Offshore LLC

    IIbirs.
    Perfect.
    Congratulations.

  • Cobrajet

    Macron is starting a class war.

  • Cobrajet

    Not until they are in power.

    • Ilbirs

      When leaderships aren’t in power, they pretend they don’t like and keep instilling the useful idiots to hate luxury cars and other things that high money can buy. Far from the eyes of the useful idiots, they make contact with very rich guys that fund the revolution, as a revolution is something very expensive to be done. These rich guys also have interest in revolution, as there’s a point in life when money doesn’t matter anymore and power is the next big thing to have. These rich guys that fund revolution also take on account that the economy of this new times won’t prosper and at some point the governments will have to resource to these rich guys, that in turn become even richer than before the revolution.
      Revolution is a business: you sell to naive people a narrative that the paradise will be made on Earth, they buy this narrative by working for the revolutionary leaders and the leaders, on their side, become very rich and powerful. Power, remember, is that thing that makes you do something that someone wants you to do. On a side note, the rich guys funding the revolution also get profit from the revolution, as they become symbiotic to the governments. As this narrative is a misleading propaganda, it’ll be late on time that naive people will realize that were used to achieve a state of things that doesn’t benefit them, as what was promised is the impossible. The problem is that they use to realize very late and the power structure became so big and oppressive that can’t be removed by good will.

  • Stigasawuswrecks

    Yeah, that will teach someone who has nothing to do with what you’re protesting.

  • Sad.

    I could never understand the logic behind violent protests; Destroy state resources at one’s own expense, torch a police car today which will be replaced by your tax money tomorrow but not before a crime can’t be stopped because cops don’t have enough cars to respond. Destroy private citizen’s property, who pay tax and tomorrow they leave or don’t want to invest which means less jobs and tax.

    So exactly who suffers most?

    • Bonzomatic

      They don’t think they should pay taxes, remember?

  • Smith

    What low life scum. Total morons who make you realize that France is not a place to visit, just best to forget it ever existed.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    I’m Spanish and we all have the same benefits without burning cars or rioting just like some other European countries

    • TheHake

      Yes but the rest of Europe pays for your benefits…

  • Pedro Pereira

    Savages.

  • Bonzomatic

    The healthcare is not “free” you pay for it in high income taxes. Does it make you mad that people who don’t work still get the same benefits?

  • exeptor

    The simple truth … especially this part “The ones who hate luxury cars are called “useful idiots”” it describes the reality of any communist regime around the world … probably some of the ex-socialists ones as well.

  • sidewaysspin

    I understand them destroying the supercars they hate the rich but the regular ones or the scooters makes no sense.

  • fgclolz
  • klowik

    that’s a stupid move of the French government to raise the price of diesel when majority of the cars are diesel cars. This just adds fuel to the worsening economy. One can phase out slowly by encouraging development of hybrid or reducing tariff on Japanese hybrid cars.

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