‘Yellow vest’ to demonstrate in Versailles, a wealthy suburb of Paris

Protesters wearing yellow vests, a symbol of a French drivers' protest against higher diesel taxes, gather at the Place de l'Etoile near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

“Yellow vest” protesters will now march in the city of Versailles of Paris on Saturday, who have protested across France against the hike in fuel tax, and has ruined the peace in the country. Yellow vest demonstration will take place in Versailles, fighting against the reforms of government.

One of top Europe tourist place and a symbol of French state power the Versailles gardens and chateau will be shut down on Saturday, as the authorities expected hundreds of “yellow vest” protesters in a wealthy suburb, 12 miles west ofParis.

According to a news report, the demonstration by the protesters would take place away from the palaces and the shopping area and confined to the central avenue of the city.

Versailles, being the focal point of the French revolution, in October 1789 march there by the Parisian mob has led to overthrown and also subsequent execution of the King Louis XVI.

According to news reports, it is expected to see a mass of 1,400 people protesting and taking part in the protest following the demonstration’s call on Thursday, by one of the “yellow vest” leaders in Versailles.

Interior Minister Christophe Castaner on Thursday, said, “We are ready in case the protest focuses on Versailles, but it could also be elsewhere.”

A yellow vest leader has called upon protesters to demonstrate on Saturday, in Versailles, supporting and encouraging them to block roads and trucks at the border for the sixth consecutive weekend, leading to riot and loot in Paris and also in another big French cities.

French President Emmanuel Macron, to appease the yellow vest protesters, has announced a measure costing of about 10 billion euros state budget, easing tax hike and boosting minimum wage.

Macron has called for a broad nationwide debate over the topic of taxation in next three months.


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