- Over 7,000 People Taking Part in Yellow Vest Rallies in Paris - French Interior Minister
Over 7,000 People Taking Part In Yellow Vest Rallies In Paris - French Interior Minister
Muhammad Irfan 4 days ago Sat 16th March 2019 | 06:43 PM
Over 7,000 people are taking part in the yellow vest protests in the French capital of Paris on Saturday, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said
This is already the eighteenth consecutive weekend of rallies, which started in mid-November last year over the government's plans to raise fuel taxes.
"From 7,000 to 8,000 people are currently rallying in Paris, and out of them around 1,500 people are ultraviolent, and they have come to destroy and to attack," Castaner said as aired by the BFMTV broadcaster.
Clashes between yellow vest activists and police forces continue for over two hours already, mostly in the beginning of famed Champs-Elysees avenue.
According to the BFMTV, a group of aggressive activists were also smashing boutiques located on the Champs-Elysees.
While the French government abandoned its plans to raise fuel taxes and introduced other measures to improve the country's socioeconomic situation, protesters continue to take to the streets across France every weekend to express their discontent with the government's policies.