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"Yellow waistcoats" are still mobilized, inflexible government – Nov 19, 10:05:11


JELLOW WESTS have always been mobilized

PARIS (Reuters) – The Yellow Vests movement continued on Monday with a fresh start on some roads in France, two days after the start of the mobilization, which the government is trying to stop, signaling its desire to keep a course on the green economy of the fuel.

The protesters have erected new dams, including the Aquitanian bridge in Bordeaux, the roads leading to the center of Arles (Bouches-du-Rhone) or on routes leading to several oil stores.

Total, which operates nine warehouses in France, Reuters approved the closure of the Fos-sur-Mer sites in the blockade of Marseilles (Bouches-du-Rhône) and Vern-sur-Seiche sites in the agglomeration of Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine).

La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime), "Vests Jaunes" was set up on Sunday night at the La Pallice oil depot on Mondays.

Protesters mobilized Monday, continuing the move, launched Saturday, which resulted in operations in more than 2,000 locations throughout France with no logistics support from unions or political parties.

On the first day of the weekend, the Interior Ministry lost its wounded protests in Savoy, revealing nearly 290,000 demonstrators, 409 injured and 157 detainees.


Prime Minister Edouard Philip responded on Sunday, saying he heard the "anger" and "feeling of rejection" made by "yellow waistcoats", but at the same time he decided to revise the tax increase on an ecologically planned January 1.

"He also hears of the deep suffering of the thousands of French people who can no longer be, as difficulties often accumulate," said Monday's government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux, who told BFM TV.

However, raising taxes on gasoline and diesel is the "right decision" because we need to extract "oil products" in France, "he added, referring to the argument over Edouard Philippe, as well as the ministers Sébastien Lecorn and Elisabeth Borne.

"It's not just hearing the anger, I also understand it," said for the first time about Europe. "We hear the rage of the French who live far from the city center and we do not know, there has not been a lot of distortion for many years," said the Minister of Transport.

Edouard Philippe took preventive measures by announcing a € 500 million plan last Wednesday, including a "super premium" to redeem old vehicles and increase mileage quotas.

Laurent Berger, Secretary General of the CFDT, is insufficient, who on Monday asked for new support, "especially for the most active households."

"For over a year, since I said that this government has two problems: there is a power vertical problem (…) and there is not enough social policy," RTL regards as the first number of the reformist organization. "Here we are."

"The government is in the wrong direction," while Dominique Bussereau, president of the French departmental association, took over the idea Laurent Berger proposed on Saturday, but the announcement, organized by the "Director General of the Energy Transition", was still dead.

(Simon Carro, Claude Canellas Bordeaux, Jean-François Rosnoblet in Marseille, Bate Felix in Paris, edited by Yves Clarisse)

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