Thursday , December 13 2018

French fuel protests continue for third day

Bloomberg

Protests against gasoline taxes in France continued for a third day on Monday with sporadic actions around the country, according to media reports.
Depots near Rennes, La Rochelle, and Marseille were being obstructed, France Bleu radio reported. A highway to Belgium, as well as highway stretches near Belfort in the east and Lyon in the south were also being blocked.
A grassroots movement branded “Gilets Jaunes” or Yellow Vests organised a national “Day of Action” when about 300,000 protesters threw up about 2,000 roadblocks. One person was killed when a driver forced a barrier, and hundreds were injured or arrested. On Sunday, about 40,000 protesters threw up about 150 roadblocks across the country.
The protests were organised on social media and lack any central organisation.
Demonstrators are aiming to sustain their actions all week with some local organisers
calling for a blockade of highways in and out of Paris
next Saturday.

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