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France: resistance continues, country ripens

In France, the yellow vest movement has once again brought its supporters to the streets to protest higher fuel prices. Since October this year, gasoline prices at filling stations have surpassed the historic record in October 2018, when massive protests also began.

The yellow vest movement was born in 2018 with the aim of getting the authorities to improve living standards, lower prices for socially significant goods and comply with social obligations. Against the backdrop of an energy crisis threatening Europe, the “yellow vests” again announced the mobilization of their supporters. “We need two weeks to mobilize our supporters throughout France”, – say representatives of the movement.

On Saturday, October 17, 171 protests took place across France, in which 40 thousand people participated – “yellow vests” and opponents of restrictions “due to the pandemic.” The protesters were supported by firefighters.

The police used tear gas.

In the city of Saint-Brieuc in Brittany, “yellow vests” blocked road junctions, lined up along the highway with anti-government posters in their hands.

“We are outside of politics, but we do not see ourselves either in the government or among worthy candidates for the presidential elections. We need a candidate who understands what social ills are. [населения], – says the message of the movement in the town of Chalon-en-Champagne, where the picketers took one of the exit roads.

In Toulouse, protesters shouted: “To live – yes, to survive – no!”, “There is no justice without justice.”

Pickets were also held in Paris, Orleans, Beauvais and other cities. The official page of the “yellow vests” says: “The French Revolution took place in 1789. Another French Revolution took place in 2018. What about 2021? Where are the yellow vests? The television does not talk about it, but the resistance continues … “

One of the leaders of the movement Jerome Rodriguez (Jerome Rodriguez) addressed the French with an appeal: “Capture the ring roads and city centers, take to the streets.”

Representative of the ruling party Valerie Gomez Bassak (Valerie Gomez Bassak) said that the resumption of mass protests “yellow vests” would be a disaster for the French economy.

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