French government caves to pressure after worst riots in decades
Wednesday - 05/12/2018 05:31
The French government has backed down on planned fuel tax hikes, but furious rioters say they will maintain the rage as the changes are “too little, too late”.
The French government has caved in after the worst riots in decades and delayed an increase in energy taxes in response — but it was seen as “too little, too late” by many protesters whose anger seems increasingly focused on embattled President Emmanuel Macron.
Demonstrators were back in the streets wearing their signature yellow vests. They blocked several fuel depots and, on a highway near the southern city of Aubagne, commandeered a toll booth to let motorists pass for free near a sign reading “Macron dictator.”