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In the past three weeks, French citizens have been protesting the French government’s tax increase on gas. What started out as an assemblage of protesters known as the “Yellow Jackets,” due to their neon yellow construction jackets, in the streets of Paris, has been recently escalated into riots. 

The cause for the Yellow Jacket riots has devolved into riots against the current French President Emmanuel Macron and his recent immigration policies that he has been trying to put in place. The protestors’ demographic has changed as they are now consisting of men and women from the countryside of France between the age of 30 to 40 years of age. 

The French government are making no hesitation to deal with this problem as there is an increasing amount of crowd control using tear gas, police batons, etc.  According to NBC News sources, these police forces are combated approximately 10,000 protestors in Paris alone on December 8, 2018. Across the country, in cities like Marseille, Toulouse, and Bordeaux, about 1,000 protestors have been arrested. 

As of right now, there haven’t been any fatal injuries or deaths in the protests, but the number of protestors is increasing daily and with that the death of French protestors and policeman is inevitable.

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