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The following leaflet was written and distributed in Montpellier, France, at the beginning of February: http://dialectical-delinquents.com/a-leaflet-for-a-yellow-vest-demo/. It's followed by a reverse chronology (ie from the present backwards) of aspects of this movement back to its beginning.

...The dominant tendency, though ‘anti-capitalist’, was “though we may disagree with lots of different ideas expressed here, we’re united for the moment around this issue” – an excuse to avoid arguing or confronting people with very nasty ideas, and, I assume, a practice to match (though that’s not invariably the case). Though we’re living through a very very different epoch, I’m reminded of aspects of Weimar Germany, when – in the 20s and early 30s – “Communists” and Nazis often fought the cops side-by-side. We can see where the attitude “Though we may disagree with lots of different ideas expressed here, we’re united for the moment around this issue” led to. ...