Featured Stories World News Commentary Money Watch Multimedia Prison Planet U.S. News Science And Technology

France’s Macron scraps fuel tax rise amid fears of more protests, violence

  • Print Alex Jones Show podcast Prison Planet TV Infowars store

Fox News
December 6, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron has canceled a planned fuel tax increase after three weeks of nationwide protests that left four people dead and sparked the worst anti-government riot in Paris since 2005.

An official with the Elysee Palace told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the president decided to get rid of the tax, while Prime Minister Edouard Philippe confirmed to lawmakers that “the tax is now abandoned” in the 2019 budget. A day earlier, Philippe announced that the tax increase would be suspended for six months.

But despite the government’s concession, protest leaders have said demonstrations are likely to continue with trade unions and farmers joining the fray against Macron’s increasingly unpopular policies.

Jacline Mouraud, a self-proclaimed spokesperson for the so-called “yellow vest” protesters, told The Associated Press that Macron’s move “is on the right path but in my opinion it will not fundamentally change the movement.” She urged protesters to seize on the French government’s weakness to push other demands such as a rise in the minimum wage. More protests are planned for Saturday in Paris.

Read more

This article was posted: Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 9:11 am





Infowars.com Videos:

Comment on this article

FEATURED VIDEOS
The Truth About the 'Yellow Vest' Protests See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

The Absolute State of Britbongland See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/LCwWpENkIwA https://www.youtube.com/embed/21n-toA641c

© 2018 PrisonPlanet.com is a Free Speech Systems, LLC company. All rights reserved. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice.