The French authorities made concessions to the “yellow jackets”

The French authorities made concessions to the “yellow jackets”

PARIS, 4 Dec — RIA Novosti, Victoria Ivanova. The French authorities introduced a six-month moratorium on the increase in fuel taxes in the background sweeping the country protests.


“The violence must stop. The President of the Republic (Emmanuel Macron) took the following decision. Three tax measures that were supposed to enter into force from January 1,… After consultation for a period of six months I freeze these tax measures will not be accepted without discussion with all parties,” said Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, live French TV channels.

He stressed that “no taxes can’t jeopardize the unity of the nation”.

During the download an error has occurred.

Among the measures, which imposed the moratorium were, in particular, the increase in fuel prices, a comparison of taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel.

It was planned since 1 January change in tax on fuel and has provoked a wave of large-scale protests of the “yellow jackets” to cover the entire country.

Saturday’s protest in Paris was accompanied by clashes of protesters with the police, pogroms and arsons of cars. Police arrested 412 persons, 133 were injured, including 23 security men.

During the download an error has occurred.

Mass protests in France paralyzed the movement, led to looting, vandalism, and death of at least four people. Read more in the article “What the “yellow jackets” made with France”.

See also: the Walls are painted, the exhibits are divided: protesters destroyed a Museum the arc de Triomphe in Paris