Protesters in France wanted bread and circuses

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Protesting against increases in fuel prices in France “yellow jackets” he refused to answer to the government and said about the preparation of the new shares. It is reported BFMTV.

The representative of the protest movement in the Paris region, said that the government’s proposal was late. “The French don’t want the crumbs, they want the baguette,” said protester Benjamin Cauchy. Another participant shares Christoph Chalencon told Reuters that the government holds them for idiots.

Earlier on 4 December, Prime Minister of France Edouard Philippe announced the introduction of the moratorium on increase of tariffs for six months. He noted that the decision was made because of mass protests.

The riots in France are continuing since mid-October. The discontent of inhabitants of the country brought news of the tax increase on gasoline. This action was called by the clothes the protesters, facing the street in reflective vests as drivers.

In 2019, French authorities were planning to increase the tax on diesel by 6.5 percent, and gasoline by 2.9 percent. The government was going to take such a measure to encourage drivers to use more environmentally friendly modes of transport. Amid protests the rating of the President Emmanuel Macron has fallen to 25 percent.

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