Protesters set cars alight as violent anti-government protests continued into the night in Paris on Saturday.

At least 135 people were injured, including 17 police officers. According to the French Interior Ministry, more than 1,000 people were put in custody following Saturday protests.

The ‘Yellow Vest’ movement emerged last month after French President Emmanuel Macron announced hikes in fuel taxes to encourage a transition towards greener energy.

The French government have now suspended the prices hikes but protests continue nevertheless.

 

 

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I laugh. The French deserve all they get. Instead of attending to economic and social issues internally they still think they are a world power especially with regards to the Middle East and Africa. They back the Americans in the latter’s attempt at holding their supremacist positions regarding world affairs. Guess what. Long term that’s a fool’s errand. There are new economic powers arising like China and India that don’t necessarily like the status quo and they have the huge populations to go forward on their own path.