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Paris riots: Yellow vest POLITICAL PARTY would win SIZEABLE SUPPORT in EU elections

December 10, 2018 3:34 PM
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Paris riots: Yellow vest POLITICAL PARTY would win SIZEABLE SUPPORT in EU elections

Named after the high-visibility safety vests that French motorists are required to keep in their cars, “yellow vest” protests erupted out of nowhere on Nov. 17, when nearly 300,000 demonstrators nationwide took to the streets to denounce higher diesel fuel prices, rising living costs and Mr Macron’s liberal economic reforms.

The government last week cancelled a controversial planned rise in taxes on petrol and diesel in a bid to appease tensions, but the protests have snowballed into a broader, sometimes violent, anti-Macron revolt.

“Yellow vest” protesters clashed with riot police in Paris on Saturday, hurling projectiles, torching cars and smashing up shops and restaurants in a fourth weekend of unrest that has enfeebled the Macron government.

Source: express.co.uk

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