Paris riots continue despite fuel tax delay

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Paris riots continue despite fuel tax delay

'He won the French title at PSG, but they didn't succeed in the Champions League and some players didn't show respect to him.

Mr Macron has since made a u-turn on the vehicle fuel tax, as it will be postponed by six months.

France's largest farmers union now says it will launch protests next week, after the Government said it would delay minimum food price rises until early next year.

He added that "no tax should endanger national unity" and the "violence must stop".

Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said that among the protesters were people from across the country who had descended upon Paris with the express intent of causing trouble.

"What we are asking of you Mr Prime Minister, is not a postponement".

He said the wealth tax could be reassessed in the autumn of 2019.

A firefighter walks through extinguished burning material near the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees in Paris on November 24 after a rally by yellow vest protestors against rising oil prices and living costs.

Earlier this week, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe chose to suspend planned increases to fuel taxes for at least six months in response to weeks of sometimes violent protests, marking the first major U-turn by Macron's administration in 18 months in office. It was other players who would try to influence things and if they didn't like how something was being done, they didn't go to the manager, they went to the president.

Protesters angry about rising taxes clashed with French police for a third straight weekend
THIBAULT CAMUS APProtesters angry about rising taxes clashed with French police for a third straight weekend

"I am glad that my friend @EmmanuelMacron and the protesters in Paris have agreed with the conclusion I reached two years ago", Trump tweeted.

The French government is hoping to stave off another day of running riots and burning cars like on Saturday, when more than 400 people were arrested in the capital.

"The Paris Agreement is fatally flawed because it raises the price of energy for responsible countries while whitewashing some of the worst polluters...in the world".

"We did not cancel the ISF, we transformed it, I want to remind you that we maintained the tax on real estate".

One unifying complaint among the leaderless protesters, who come from across the political and social spectrum, has been the anger at Macron and the perceived elitism of France's aloof ruling class.

The president's approval rating fell to 23 percent in a poll conducted late last week, down six points from the previous month, while the prime minister's rating fell 10 points to 26 percent. On Tuesday night, the young leader was booed and jeered as he traveled to a regional government headquarters that was torched by protesters last weekend.

Immediately after coming to power in 2017, Macron pushed through tax cuts for entrepreneurs and high-earners - an "original sin" for his critics.

In addition to their dissatisfaction with the government's offer regarding the price hikes, the yellow vest protesters have widened the scope of their demonstrations and demands in recent days.

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