‘Yellow vest’ protest in France has extended to the fifth consecutive Saturday with protesters have defied government call to suspend the protest and gathered in Paris and other cities.
French government call to suspend the action followed Strasbourg’s Christmas market attack
The demonstration defied a government request to suspend the action after Strasbourg’s Christmas market attack wherein a gunman shoots four people. But, fewer people moved and still, 66,000 came for demonstration as compared to 125,000 on last Saturday.
A rise in fuel taxes triggered the Yellow vest protest which now reports other issues, like education reforms.
So far, seven people have reportedly died in the yellow vest protests. The latest death occurred on Friday in an accident causing from a blockade by the protesters.
Almost 69,000 police have deployed across France to stop the ferocity of previous weeks. More than 2,000 took to the Paris streets on a cold and rainy day. They were 10,000 last week. Police held 115 people in Paris after interrogating with the 168 people.
The police used tear gas and water cannon to control the scuffle in the Champs-Elysées. Some of the museums remain closed; however, both the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower were open.
More than 4,500 protesters took to the streets in Bordeaux while the Police used water cannon to scatter them. Similar scenes happened in the Avignon and Besançon.
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