The protests over increased fuel taxes continue in France today, with demonstrators gathering in force throughout Paris and other parts of France in recent weeks over the issue.
Last week saw the ‘yellow vest’ protesters take over tolling stations, allowing the public through for free, whilst also blocking roads and protesting at government buildings. The protesters are not only protesting fuel taxes but also the presidency of Emmanuel Macron.
Taxes on diesel in the country have risen by 7cents per litre in recent times, with further increases expected. Diesel prices are currently at an average of 1.48 per litre as of November 19th 2018, with Petrol currently costing €1.64 per litre. It is thought that in excess of 24,000 protesters assembled throughout the country in protest, with hundreds injured in total and two people reported to having died.
Protests escalated in Paris on Saturday, November 24th, with French police resorting to the use of tear gas and water cannons to disperse crowds. Six people are reported to have been arrested for throwing objects at police on Saturday, though protesters may feel they had the last laugh.
In one demonstration against the fuel tax increases, protesters gathered outside a government building, where a bucket-load of manure was then dumped inside the gates of the building. In other demonstration, government buildings were sprayed with slurry.
Check out the video footage of the Manure dump below -
In another separate incident, protesters blocked in the doors of the centre of Public Finances building. You can watch that footage below!