Yellow Vests Go International، Protest in Front of UN HQ in Geneva
Wednesday 20/February/2019 - 02:05 PM
Yellow Vests demonstrations
Last Saturday marked the 14th straight weekend of Yellow Vests demonstrations in Paris. The movement emerged in France back in November following the government's fuel tax hikes proposal and while the French government ultimately abandoned its plans to raise fuel taxes، the protests have continued، Sputnik reported.
Yellow Vests demonstrators gathered in front of the UN headquarters in Geneva on Wednesday to show their indignation with police violence during protests.
The wave of Yellow Vests rallies — named after the garment all drivers are legally required to carry in their vehicles in France — started in mid-November.
The protests have been marked by violence and public disorder. While the French government ultimately abandoned its plans to raise fuel taxes، the policy which initially triggered the rallies، and introduced other measures to improve the country's socioeconomic situation، the protests have continued and morphed into wider dissent against French President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies and high living costs in the country. Edited by Ahmad El-Assasy