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Why would a French soccer star encourage a run on the banks today?

In early October, when his angry compatriots were spilling into the streets by the millions week after week to protest Nicolas Sarkozy’s pension-reform bill, Cantona told a local French media outlet that the real revolution would be a run on banks. “Revolution today happens in the banks: you go to the bank in your village and you withdraw your money. If 20 million people withdraw their money, the system collapses. No weapons, no blood, nothing at all, Spaggiari style,” he said, citing Albert Spaggiari, who masterminded a bold 1976 bank robbery in Nice known in France as the “Heist of the Century.” The video became Internet catnip. Soon, tens of thousands had joined a wide assortment of Facebook groups promising to withdraw their savings on Dec. 7. The biggest of them has 38,000 people and counting pledging to “attend,” and spawned a website called


Asked by tasches at 2:32 PM on Dec. 7, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Is it happening?

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:39 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • I don't have any real clue though I could guess. I'm guessing they didn't do it though because our market would have flipped out.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:39 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • Hmm. Interesting. Sounds like something Soros would organize.


    Answer by SavageGrl at 3:17 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • Answer by SavageGrl Hmm. Interesting. Sounds like something Soros would organize.

    I totally agree!!! Anything to help us all along, that will add to the collapse of the world economy...

    Answer by agentwanda at 3:30 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • This has been in the works for months now, it's not just a soccer player - it's people all over the world who have been planning it. The question is if they have enough people willing to participate to make it actually matter.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 8:13 PM on Dec. 7, 2010