Tuesday, September 27, 2022

France: Yellow vest supporters took to the streets of Strasbourg, 42 arrested 3 injured


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com

After the concessions of President Emmanuel Macron, another wave of countrywide protests has begun in the support of “Yellow Vest.”  In Strasbourg, around 2,000 people took to the streets.

During the riots, police reported that at least 42 people were arrested on Saturday. Three people were injured.

In Paris, protest pulled through the streets, local media reported. There were also supporters of the big CGT union in the capital.

The demonstrators also stopped in front of the media companies to demand “fair treatment” in the coverage.

The “yellow vests” have been demonstrating against the reform policies of Macron and the French government since November.

According to authorities, 23,600 people were demonstrating across the country on Saturday – last weekend’s figure was 27,900.

Strasbourg was selected by the “yellow vests” for the European elections in four weeks. Protesters from Germany, Belgium, Italy Luxembourg came to Alsace.

According to the prefecture, protesters tried to enter areas that were closed for protests. It had come to damage, site materials had been stolen.

Macron met his compatriots on Thursday after a month-long civil debate with more concessions.

These include a significant reduction in income tax of around five billion euros and relief for lower pensions. The civil debate was triggered by the “yellow vest” crisis.

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