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France's Yellow Vests

The Yellow vests (gilets jaunes) movement began in France in 2018 as a populist, grassroots political initiative for economic justice. 

the high cost of living and claims that a disproportionate burden of the government's tax reforms. The protests involved marches and the blocking of roads and fuel depots all around France. Some of the protests developed into major riots, as on the Champs Elysées in Paris. Security forces fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters who tried to break through a police cordon.

Sometimes weeks the french capital turned into a battle zone as 'Yellow Vest' protests escalated for their demonstration.

Ten December 2018, a speech's Emmanuel Macron pledged a €100 per month increase in the minimum wage and exclusion of charges and taxes on overtime hours. Hundreds of protesters were arrested by the police and others got injured, some of them lose an eye and few were badly injured. And still part of the yellow vests want to continue the fight.

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