Macron: yellow-vest protesters want to bring down the French state

Macron: yellow-vest protesters want to bring down the French state

Macron: yellow-vest protesters want to bring down the French state

An organized uprising in France is threatening President Emmanuel Macron's plan to raise taxes on diesel fuel in what the administration said was an effort to transition to green energy.

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Mouraud told protesters to seize on Macron's weakness and demand other perks, such as a minimum wage hike.

A Paris Saint-Germain football game against Montpellier scheduled for Saturday has also been postponed after a request by Paris police, and some schools near the Champs-Elysees have called off Saturday classes.

Many are also anxious after Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume said Wednesday that measures aimed at improving their negotiating power with distributors would be delayed as the government grapples with the "yellow vest" movement.

Philippe said the state would do all it could to maintain order. Today on the show, we look at Macron's economic reforms for France, why they got people so upset, and how the yellow vest movement parallels things going on in the U.S.

Macron decided Wednesday to "get rid" of the tax planned for next year, an official in the president's office told The Associated Press.

The French government's decision to suspend fuel tax and utility price hikes has done to appease protesters, who called the move a "first step" and vowed to fight on after large-scale rioting in Paris last weekend.

Unsurprisingly, another arch-Remainer who has revealed herself to be in awe of Macron is Anna Soubry, the Tory former defence minister who says opponents of mass migration are "ignorant" and "racist", and who told an audience of Muslims that the United Kingdom "would be a better country" if "white British people ... learned more from your community".

Just three weeks ago, Philippe had insisted the government would be steadfast in the tax plans aimed at weaning French consumers off fossil fuels. French officials said they are created to move the country away from fossil fuels and part of an effort to fight climate change.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told parliament: "What is at stake is the security of French people and our institutions".

He has refrained from speaking publicly about the protests and has largely remained in his palace.

The French government is hoping to stave off another day of running riots and burning cars like on Saturday, when more than 400 people were arrested in the capital.

"They want an apolitical movement, without unions, and I respect that", she said, adding that farmers were facing "specific problems".

French police have cleared most of the fuel depots that protesters blocked earlier in the week, but fuel shortages still hit parts of France on Wednesday, affecting hundreds of gas stations. On Tuesday night, he was jeered as he travelled to a regional government headquarters that was torched by protesters over the weekend. Many are protesting a new university application system. We will be there in bigger numbers, stronger, standing up for French people. Recent protests have turned violent, causing millions of euros in damage.

Millions of workers and students marched against President Nicolas Sarkozy's proposed pension reform, which was meant to align public workers' special retirement plans with those of other French workers.

Sarkozy's government eventually cut out the most controversial parts of the bill, including changes to the special status of government workers, but maintained lifting the retirement age.

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