“Yellow West – black rage”: In several cities in France took part for the tenth Saturday in a row, tens of thousands of people to protests by the “yellow West” against the government. So you were against the government, chief Emmanuel Macrons launched a “citizen dialogue”. Across the country as 80,000 police officers in the use, the used again tear gas and water cannons were.

Macron launched this week a nationwide “citizens ‘ dialogue” to transform “anger into solutions”. For this, he formulated 35 questions. There should also be “intelligent questions” and to him, unforeseen issues, you would be accepted, said the 41-year-old head of state.

But the trust in the President is lost when many protesters already. “Dizziness” is written on some posters. Reason for this is the increasing cases of serious injury due to police violence. The collective “Désarmons-les!” (“Disarm it”) has listed 98 cases, 15 of which are from people who have lost an eye by a hard rubber bullets. The police explained to the justification that she had been attacked by protesters.

Central claims, let Macron ignored

in Addition, Macron’ll host claims the “yellow West” ignored – for example, higher pensions, better purchasing power, or a re-introduction of the wealth tax. You will remember, among other things, to the dismal state of health care and the poor transport links in the country.

At the end of the initially peaceful March through Paris, it finally came to clashes with the police. This is a used water cannons and tear gas against masked demonstrators, stones and bottles throwing. In Rennes and Lyon, it also came to riots.

According to the Ministry of the interior of the country involved far-around 84,000 people in the protests. Alone in Toulouse, there were according to official information, a record turnout of 10,000 activists.

Up to 15. March can have the French on the “citizens ‘ dialogue” in the communities and on the Internet part. Until mid-April – six weeks before the elections – aims to present to the President the results. According to a survey, 70 percent of the citizens of the debate, expect no improvements.


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