Paris: Yellow Vest Movement: PM To Announce Fuel Tax Suspension

December 4, 2018

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is to announce a suspension of fuel tax hikes planned for January 1 in a move to end violent "yellow vest" protests against the measure, government sources said Tuesday.

Originally spurred by the soaring cost of fuel this year, they quickly ballooned into a wider revolt over President Emmanuel Macron, accused of pursuing policies which hit low-income households particularly hard.

Halting the fuel tax increase was one of the main demands listed by "yellow vest" leaders, alongside a higher minimum wage and the return of a wealth tax on high-earners abolished last year.

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