The so-called yellow the West, in France, have been canceled for Tuesday a planned Meeting with the government. The representatives of the protest movement announced in Paris. As justification, they stated security concerns. They had been threatened by hard-liners, because they wanted to speak with government representatives.
Prime Minister Édouard Philippe had been invited to the escalation of violence in the protest rallies on the weekend to the Meeting in his headquarters. On Monday evening he held a crisis meeting with several Ministers. Earlier, the President and Emmanuel Macron called on the government to open talks with the protesters. He had instructed Philippe, to receive representatives of the protest movement, as well as the tips of the parties represented in the Parliament, informed of the Elysee Palace after an emergency meeting of the Cabinet.
Already a previous Meeting between Philippe and representatives of the movement had failed a few days ago, The protesters had demanded a live broadcast of the talks, which had been rejected.
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The yellow West have been protesting for around two and a half weeks against high fuel prices, taxes and cost of living in France. The initially peaceful Protest against the government’s policy was handled on a weekend in Paris in violence. During the riots, there had been on Saturday, according to police figures, more than 100 injured and about 400 arrested. Rioters had erected barricades up, cars burned and Windows smashed. It is damage to property in the multi-millions created, among other things, on the triumphal arch, which was sprayed with Graffiti. The police used tear gas and water cannons. The 5,000 officers were deployed. The injured included 23 policemen were according to the authorities.
interior Minister Christophe Castaner want to receive on Tuesday, representatives of the police unions to negotiate with you on a strategy against the violence at the protests. The police has been asking for years higher means, among other things because of Islamist attacks.
Meanwhile, state President Emmanuel Macron said after Serbian details of a planned visit to Belgrade. Macron had asked him to move to Wednesday and Thursday’s planned visit “a few weeks”, said the Serbian President Aleksander Vucic. As a basic Macron have given the “problems” in France. Previously, Premier Philippe had cancelled a visit to Poland.