Yellow vest protests “catastrophe” for French economy- Le Maire

Written by on December 10, 2018

French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire says “yellow vest” protests have been “a catastrophe” for the country’s economy.

France has seen four consecutive weekends of demonstrations against fuel tax rises, high living costs and other issues.

About 125,000 protesters took to the streets on Saturday, with more than 1,200 taken into custody.

Le Maire called the situation “a crisis” for both society and democracy.

Yellow vests Dmitry Dzhus [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

“It’s a catastrophe for business, it’s a catastrophe for our economy,” he said during a visit to shops in Paris that had been damaged during the protests.

President Emmanuel Macron is expected to announce anti-crisis measures in an address to the nation on Monday.

Paul Ayorinde 


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