After weeks of yellow vest wearing everyday French citizens protesting French President Emmanuel Macron and his proposed tax hike on diesel fuel to fund the fight against global warming, France announced a delay in said tax increase:
BREAKING: Local media say France's prime minister will announce suspension of fuel tax hikes that provoked riots.
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 4, 2018
— New York Post (@nypost) December 4, 2018
From the New York Post:
Both Le Monde newspaper and France Info radio said the planned increase, which has provoked violent riots, will be suspended for several months. Philippe is also expected to announce other measures aimed at easing tensions, just three weeks after insisting that the government would not change course and remained determined to help wean French consumers off polluting fossils fuels.
But will this be enough? Translation below: Christophe Chalençon #GiletJaune, on the moratorium: “This is not what we are going to bring people home” The challenge has gone far beyond that point. #Macron must cancel & not just postpone the tax increase by 3 months. And give the French back the floor.
Christophe Chalençon #GiletJaune, sur le moratoire: "Ce n'est pas ac ça qu'on va faire rentrer les gens chez eux".
— Franck Allisio (@franckallisio) December 4, 2018
It’s almost as if $6-per-gallon gas is too expensive as it is:
Although not emphasized in the reporting, significant parts of France don't seem to like the real-world price of the Paris Climate Agreement. Already paying $6-plus per gallon for fuel, not interested in new green tax… https://t.co/aUXrN7u6sm https://t.co/WzDg7nxrgx
— Byron York (@ByronYork) December 4, 2018
CBS and CNN are missing one tiny detail in their coverage of the climate-change tax riots in France https://t.co/DFCSxIQECo
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 3, 2018
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 4, 2018
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