Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has disclosed to the news agency that her government is set to suspend fuel tax increase in a bid to stop the violent protest, adding that the suspension will only last for “several months.”
The moves mark President Emmanuel Macron’s first significant U-turn on a major policy since he assumed office in 2017.
Mr Benjamin Cauchy, one of the leaders of the protester has stated that he hopes that the government will resolve the crisis amicably for the benefit of all citizens.
The “yellow vests” demonstrations, which began on November 17, were originally spurred by a squeeze on household spending brought about by Macron’s taxes on diesel, which he says are necessary to combat climate change and protect the environment.
However, they have since evolved into a bigger, general anti-Macron uprising, with many criticizing the president for pursuing policies they claim favour the richest members of French society.
the Protests has so far cause damage and Paris police said that they have arrested 410 people after a clash with the “yellow vest” and 352 remained in custody.
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According to the latest figure by a source, Four people have been killed in the three-week long nationwide protests.
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