Disinfo: Yellow vests protests in France are anti-EU protests, this is why they are dispersed with such police cruelty


In France it is not simply the protest against fuel tax, this is anti-EU protest, and that is why they are so scared, why they dispersed the protests with such police cruelty.


False statement.

The Yellow vests protests in France initially started as protests against a rise in duties on diesel, and evolved to include other issues, including calls for higher wages, lower taxes, better pensions and easier university entry requirements.

The nature and demands of the Yellow vests protests in France is documented by French and international media.


  • Reported in: Issue 130
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/12/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: France
  • Keywords: yellow vests


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