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Yellow vests: the government will not accept any “total blocking” on November 17


The police will intervene to lift any “total blockage” during the day of mobilization of “yellow vests” on November 17 against the increase in the price of fuel, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Tuesday.

Christophe Castaner

The police will intervene to lift any “total blockage” during the day of mobilization of “yellow vests” on November 17 against the increase in the price of fuel, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Tuesday.

“I ask that there be no total blockage. (…) Wherever there is a blockage, and therefore a risk for security interventions and also free movement, we will intervene ”, he said on BFMTV, also asking the organizers to declare their demonstrations in the prefecture. .

Freedom of movement is essential

“There will first be discussions and then there will be, more firmly if necessary, the fact of clearing the road,” said Christophe Castaner, while specifying that, according to him, the question does not arise. would probably not ask because “they are citizens who also know that the freedom of movement is essential”.

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Defuse the protest

The day of November 17, which should be punctuated by demonstrations, road blockades and snail operations, will serve as a gauge of the level of anger over the trend rise in gasoline and diesel prices.

This movement was born spontaneously, especially on social networks, before receiving the consent of the main opposition parties, including the National Rally (ex-National Front), The Republicans and France rebellious.

In an attempt to defuse the dispute, the government must announce this week measures – such as an extension of the “energy check” and the premium for the conversion of old vehicles – to help households cope with the rise in prices to the pump.

(with AFP)

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