Originally published at: https://www.hannity.com/media-room/paris-burning-macron-caves-delays-fuel-tax-for-six-months-as-violent-protests-rock-france/
French President Emmanuel Macron caved to “Yellow Vest” protesters this week; announcing a six-month suspension of his proposed fuel tax after nationwide protests turned violent amid widespread gasoline shortages.
According to Reuters, “France’s prime minister on Tuesday suspended planned increases to fuel taxes for at least six months in response to weeks of sometimes violent protests, the first major U-turn by President Emmanuel Macron’s administration after 18 months in office.”
“The French who have donned yellow vests want taxes to drop, and work to pay. That’s also what we want. If I didn’t manage to explain it, if the ruling majority didn’t manage to convince the French, then something must change,” said Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.
“No tax is worth jeopardizing the unity of the nation,” he added.
The “Yellow Vest” protests started in November, but have turned into a broader anti-Macron demonstration as students, first responders, and others have joined in recent days.
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