The yellow vests movement is also known as “the yellow jacket movement.” It is a dissent movement that started with the online social media platforms in the year of May 2018, and the same led to demonstrations that began in France on, November 17th, 2018 and quickly spread to Wallonia, the heavily industrialized southern part of Belgium in of the past. The yellow color vest was selected as an icon of the yellow vests movement because all motorists had been obligatory by law since the year 2008 to have vests with high-visibility in their automobiles while driving. The yellow vest is used as a safety measure that should be required by the driver to exit the motor vehicle on the roadside.
Consequently, reflective yellow vests have become commonly available, symbolic and reasonably priced. In the early days of month December of the year 2018, the icon had become highly widespread from Iraq to Europe, as diverse groups made use of their yellow vests to draw attention to their programs.
How did the Movement start?
Provoked by rising fuel costs, the high cost of livelihood and claims that an unbalanced burden of the tax reforms of the government which were falling on the livelihood of middle classes particularly those in pre-urban and rural areas, protesters have raised their voice for reductions in taxes of fuel. And also, they asked for a renewal of the solidarity tax on assets, the raising of the minimum earnings, and the resignation of Emmanuel Macron, the President of France.
Now, what is the current scenario?
Troops have enthralled France as the yellow vest movement claims new concessions from the France government. Thousands of active-protesters, including the leader of the yellow vest movement, were under arrest during the protests.
The yellow vest movement has to punch France for four consecutive weekends. Protests in Vesoul resulted in clashes between the police force and demonstrators. Their police officers were resorting tear gas on troops.
Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire explained the situation as a “catastrophe for businesses” and the financial system. The instant must be distressing for the President, Macron. He is a man who has spent his life getting nothing but plaudits and praises. He was the prince-ling prodigy, who would use his special personal gifts to protect France.
He wants each ounce of his large self-belief to show this crisis into one thing but a full-blown disaster. He should apprehend that his address on TV can need to contain real, fast-acting measures to place cash in protesters’ pockets. “Let them eat a postponed rise in fuel-tax,” isn’t any longer progressing to work.
But the way to do this while not unsaying everything he has aforesaid concerning keeping down state defrayment and staying the course? His notable “a culture temps” catchphrase – that lets him faux that everything and its opposite is feasible as long as you say it charmingly enough – is being stretched to the verge of collapse.
The president was meeting representatives of five major trade unions and three employers’ organizations, yet as native officers.
Correspondents say that the yellow vests are associate organic grassroots movement with no affiliations to any party; however, some trade unions have preoccupied their cause and inspired the government to pay attention to their grievances.
Le Figaro newspaper rumored that Prime Minister Édouard Philippe and 9 government ministers were expected to be a gift at the president’s meeting.
: reports 18 dead.
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The finance minister of France, Muriel Penicaud aforesaid he would announce “immediate and concrete measures” in response to the crisis.
The president of France has unbroken an occasional profile to this point throughout the protests. Several of the protesters have mixed up his resignation.
He has been criticized for being out of bit and not taking note of the struggles of standard individuals.
Last week, following talks with representatives of the yellow-vest movement, the France government declared it was abandoning the fuel taxes that have angry the protesters.
But this did not tranquilize them, and on 8th December they clothed in similar numbers to last week’s demonstration.
Timeline of the Yellow Vests Movement
17th November 2018: 282,000 demonstrators – 409 wounded, 1 dead – 73 arrested
24 November 2018: 166,000 demonstrators – 84 wounded – 307 arrested
1st December 2018: 136,000 demonstrators – 263 wounded, 1 dead – 630 arrested
8th December 2018: 136,000 demonstrators – 118 wounded – 1,220 arrested