The Prime Minister of France Edouard Philippe is going to announce the suspension of the tax increase on fuel has caused riots throughout the country. At least, so say government sources.
As you know, in early December, clashes broke out between police and demonstrators. This is the third weekend of protests by “yellow jackets” due to the increase in fuel prices.
The police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons after demonstrators doused a few police officers with yellow paint. Police detained more than 100 people, said Prime Minister Edouard Philippe. Thousands of people took to the streets to protest against high petrol prices and cost of living.
President Makron previously called for reconciliation, but has said it will not cancel the new tax on fuel. He said that such measures are a key part of the future energy strategy of France to fight global warming, but added that he is open to ideas on how to apply the tax.
However, in his speech, the President failed to convince in the correctness of citizens who believe that it is too divorced from the lives of ordinary people. The protests in France began in early November. Participants of the meeting spoke first against the increase in fuel prices. The demonstrators decided to wear bright vests, which, by law, must have each driver that the movement received the name “Yellow jackets.”
The protests escalated into discontent with high taxes and cost of living, as well as in the economic policy of the President of Macron. The stock was joined by representatives of various political directions, although the Makron has accused his political opponents that they used this movement to interfere with his program of reforms.
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