Paris To Suspend Fuel Tax Hikes Amid Violent Protests In France

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Since mid November, mass protests against rising fuel prices have been taking place in France with demonstrations in the centre of Paris that have resulted in riots and hundreds of protesters being detained.

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe intends to declare a moratorium on the increase in fuel taxes, which has led to mass demonstrations and unrest in the country, AFP reported citing government sources

According to AFP, the minister will announce the government’s decision while meeting with the party La Republique En Marche! (The Republic on the move!).

The French government has officially cancelled a meeting with yellow vest protestors that was scheduled for 4 December, France24 reported.

 

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