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In Paris on Sunday, March 17, tidy up the Champs Elysees after the clashes and riots on Saturday the action “yellow jackets,” according to the Associated Press.

Owners of restaurants and shops to assess the damage in many buildings of the Central and most expensive streets of Paris, broken glass, burned in the arson signs of bars and restaurants boarded up and blackened from the fire. Some of the banks, shops and restaurants on Champs Elysees were looted or destroyed, including the famous Fouquet’s, shops Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Longchamp, Nespresso. Protesters also burned several street kiosks on the Champs Elysees.

According to the Agency, after passed on the eve of the clashes of protesters with the police trying to hold them back with tear gas and water cannons, the Champs-elysées look like a place of fighting.

According to authorities, in Paris, the share reached about 7-8 thousand people, the riots were attended by about 1.5 thousand of them.

On Saturday evening the President of France Emmanuel macron calls for the development of measures to riots and pogroms that accompanied the action “yellow jackets” do not reoccur.

According the French interior Ministry, in a protest on Saturday across the country participated 32.3 thousands of demonstrators. “Yellow jackets”, which are always disputed the official statistics of its shares, argued that on March 16 it was attended by more than 230 thousand people.


The first large-scale protests against rising fuel prices began to take place in France in mid-November. The action was organized movement “yellow jackets”, the bulk of which was unhappy motorists. The choice of this name stems from the fact that the protesters wore reflective yellow vests, which are stored in the machines have all drivers.

The main purpose of the actions was the protest against plans to raise the gas tax, but over time the list of claims of the protesters has grown considerably.

The movement is not connected with any political party, not koordiniruyutsya with the trade unions. He doesn’t have a clear hierarchy: a guidance demonstrators receive from like-minded people via social media.

Initially, the protesters blocked major highways and road interchanges in different cities of the country, and also partially blocked the movement on the borders of France with other countries. The protest movement has even spread to neighboring Belgium.

Stocks mostly were peaceful, but gradually, the drivers began to join a well cohesive and organized group of right-wing and left-wing radicals. The protesters expressed dissatisfaction with the policy of the government as a whole.

The peak of the protest movement in France occurred on December 1 last year, when hundreds of thousands of people took part in demonstrations. In Paris, were recorded large-scale unrest.

After a series of these massacres, the authorities have made concessions. Emmanuel macron announced the decision not to raise the tax on fuel. In addition, he reported on a number of socio-economic measures aimed at the most vulnerable segments of the population. In particular, it was decided to raise 100 Euro monthly minimum wage.

“Yellow jackets” most of them were dissatisfied with these measures and continued on Saturdays to take to the streets in protest, but the shares were already less mass.

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