the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, has condemned the violence at the protests of the Yellow-East-movement against his tax policy. “Shame on those who have attacked the security forces, shame on those of other citizens and journalists have become to violent,” wrote Macron on Twitter. At the same time, he thanked the police for their “courage and professionalism”. There is in France “is no place for such violence”.

During protests of the French Yellow-West movement against high petrol prices and cost of living was in Paris to serious riots. Masked destroyed city furniture, and built on the Champs-Élysées barricades. On the Boulevard in a cloud of smoke. The police responded to the rioting with tear gas and water cannons.

the country-wide protests around 106,000 people took part. According to the Minister of the interior, Christophe Castaner, around 8,000 people gathered in Paris, including members of the right – and left-wing extremist groups. On the Champs-Elysées up to 5,000 people demonstrated, therefore.

Paris – the riots, the protests of the Yellow West, In France, have demonstrated in the thousands against increased petrol prices and the reform plans of the President and Emmanuel Macron. In Paris the police used water cannons and tear gas. © Photo: Benoit Tessier/Reuters a protest movement against Macron

In a yellow high-visibility vests-clad demonstrators also tried, safety barriers, to break through to the Élyséepalast, the official residence of the President, Emmanuel Macron, to penetrate. The police had set up in the centre of the capital, many restricted zones in which no protests were allowed, including the place de la Concorde, the area around the Élyséepalast and the Champs-Élysées.

Initially, the movement of the Yellow vests directed against high fuel prices. Meanwhile, she has become, but to a protest movement directed against Macron in person. On some banners Macron was on Saturday, “back” to read.

Macron is planning a “social Pact”

President Macron wants to introduce according to information from its environment on Tuesday a “social Pact” to the planned tax make increase on Diesel is “fair and democratic”. The Yellow vests, throw a Macron to operate only policy for the Rich.

For almost a week, the Yellow vests up blockades throughout the country. Two people have died so far due to the actions. According to interior Minister Christophe Castaner were injured up to the Friday of 136 police officers, and more than 600 civilians. Behind the Yellow West is not a party or trade Union, the movement emerged in the social networks.

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