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Yellow vest protesters call for huge run on French banks

Yellow vest protesters call for huge run on French banks

World
Yellow vest activists are urging French citizens to empty their bank accounts and spark a massive run on French banks in their long-standing fight with the government. Ahead of a ninth straight weekend of planned protests in Paris and across France, yellow vests are issuing calls on social media for massive cash withdrawals from banks. Protesters hope the move will force the government to listen to their demands, notably their call for more direct democracy through the implementation of popular votes that allow citizens to propose new laws. Activist Maxime Nicolle called it the "tax collector's referendum." In a video message, Nicolle said "we are going to get our bread back ... You're making money with our dough, and we're fed up."Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: International
Brexit: Business leaders call for second EU vote

Brexit: Business leaders call for second EU vote

Business
More than 70 business leaders have signed a letter to the Sunday Times calling for a public vote on the UK's Brexit deal.The chief executive of Waterstones and former Sainsbury's boss Justin King are among those saying a "destructive hard Brexit" will damage the UK economy.A group called Business for a People's Vote will launch on Thursday.A Downing Street source told the BBC the Prime Minister was clear that there would be no new referendum.The letter was coordinated by The People's Vote campaign, which wants a ballot on whether to accept the terms of the UK's departure from the European Union. Richard Reed, co-founder of Innocent Drinks and Martha Lane Fox, the founder of Lastminute.com - who both campaigned for Remain - signed...