MASS PUBLIC UNREST 'YELLOW VEST' CULMINATED WITH PRAISE-WORTHY TRIUMPH




Mustafa AY-TDO-05.12.18 From mid-November on, France has made huge efforts to urge French government to nullify %23 tax hike in oil-fuel by nationwide ‘Yellow Vest' protests. After mass public demonstrations against former President Charles de Gaulle in May 1968, 'Yellow Vest' protests is the most violent demonstration that France has ever witnessed. Because over 200 riot police and 1000 civilians got injured. As well as this, approximately 150 were subject to detention by police. On Tuesday, French PM Edouard Philippe cannot bear overpressure by protesters and finally declared 6-month moratorium to suspend imposition of extra tax on fuel-oil for purpose of alleviating severity of public unrest. Besides this, PM Philippe announced postponement of planned-price hikes in natural gas and electricity for 3 months.