France not coming slow: Protests going haywire, govt worried

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It is being reported that the French government has backed off from raising the fuel tax amid the vicious protests in France.

French President Emmanuel Macron is under the waters for increasing fuel tax, due to heated protests occurring around the country. In the protest demonstrations, protesters’ encounter with the authorities led to cars being set on fire, tear gas being thrown and state property getting ruined. In this process, more than 350 people were injured across the country.

Since this upsurge the French President is facing this issue as his biggest challenge since he came into power.

On Tuesday, the French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe asserted that the government realized the feeling of resentment that had spread nationwide. He further claimed that debates on climate change and monetary matters would be carried out in the near future.

While publicizing the fuel tax suspension, he added “No tax is worth putting in danger the unity of the nation,”