THE NUMBER OF ARRESTMENTS RAISED IN PROTEST “YELLOW VEST" IN FRANCE




Mustafa AY -TDO_03.12.18 Ongoing nationwide demonstration called "Yellow Vest" demands abolishment of %20 more tax levied on fuel-oil from November on. Yellow Vest protesters, whose numbers reach almost 5000, in Paris have perpetuated mass demonstrations with the aim of urging the government to nullify extra tax on fuel-oil. Ongoing protest normally and inevitably has put the riot-police in motion. French security forces have used excessive force to disperse the demonstrators who gathered mostly in well-known boulevard 'Arc de Triomphe'. With given authority of excessive use of force, French riot-police fires teargas and water cannon on outrageous crowds. In response to this, demonstrators threw stone, bottle and projectile. As a result of uproar,107 protestors were apprehended by police. Following the arrestments, French Ministry of Interior announced the total number of detention as 126.