France fuel hike protests
Around 300,000 people took part in rallies and marches in 200 cities across the France. Around the same time, the French parliament passed an anti-hooliganism law that bars protesters from hiding their faces and gives local authorities the power to ban individual protesters
Belying claims by critics that the movement was weakening, 50,000 protesters took to the streets of France over the weekend. Their demands included constitutional reform to introduce referendums on various issues
At every level, the left is actively supporting the movement of the Yellow Vests, says Cyril Benoit of the Young Communists Movement of France, in an interview with Peoples Dispatch.
The French government has withdrawn the hike on fuel price taxes but the movement continues to grow. The direction this movement will take could have a vital influence on the future on France
Across France, people are protesting the hike in taxes on fuel, wearing yellow vests and giving the movement the name Gilets Jaunes