Fuel Tax Fallout: Worst Riots in Paris Since 1960s
Paris saw its worst riots in 50 years this past weekend as gas stations ran dry during the country’s escalating oil shortage; leaving more than one hundred injured and graffiti covering the iconic city’s famed landmarks.
According to the Daily Mail, Graffiti was removed from the Arc de Triomphe Monday after the weekend’s violent clashes between “yellow vest” protesters and police.
The demonstrators “occupied” central Paris to highlight the growing fuel shortage with hundreds of gas stations completely out of oil.
“The French President – who faced calls to resign from protesters who scrawled anti-Macron slogans on the Arc de Triomphe – today vowed to bring the rioters to justice as he inspected wreckage on the Champs-Elysees,” writes the Daily Mail.
“The ‘yellow vest’ protests, which began as a rebellion against a fuel tax hike but have expanded into weeks of civil unrest, spread across the country yesterday and ended with 133 people injured, including 23 police officers, and 412 arrested last night,” adds the author.
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