France

Yellow fury

Print edition : December 21, 2018

The Gilets Jaunes protest near the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on November 24. Photo: FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP

Protesters face water canon sprays on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on November 24. Photo: LUCAS BARIOULET/AFP

(From right) Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, Ecology Minister Francois de Rugy, President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe ahead of a meeting to present a 10-year energy plan for the ecology transition at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on November 27. Photo: IAN LANGSDON/AFP

Anger against the Emmanuel Macron government over its decision to increase taxes on fuel from January 1 erupts on the streets across France in the form of the Gilets Jaunes, or yellow vests, uprising, mainly of citizens, that the parties of the Right and the Left have lent support to.
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