The French were protesting over rising fuel prices

French drivers protesting over government’s plans to increase taxes on fuel. Photo: Jurgita Simeleviciene/Business Fondue

On Saturday, 17 November, thousands of people took part in the protest over rising fuel prices in France.

French drivers in yellow vests were slowing down the traffic and blocking roundabouts, roads and routes to supermarkets.

Diesel prices have been rising in France as the governement keeps increasing taxes on diesel as a part of the campaign to reduce pollution.

The “yellow vests” were blocking the road leading to popular supermarkets in Ferney Voltaire. Photo: Jurgita Simeleviciene/Business Fondue

Protesters were slowing down the traffic in the roundabout near Saint Genis Pouilly. Photo: Jurgita Simeleviciene/Business Fondue

“Yellow vests” were dancing and playing music. Photo: Jurgita Simeleviciene/Business Fondue

 

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