TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – France’s Yellow Vest protesters took to the streets of Lille on Saturday, for the 67th consecutive Saturday of demonstrations against President Emanuel Macron’s policies.
Several hundred people had begun marching in Paris on Saturday.
Yellow Vest activists have called for protests in Paris and Lille today.
In Paris, a protest was set to start at Porte de Saint-Cloud, while another demonstration was slated to take place from at the Salon de l’Agriculture, where Macron was expected to attend.
Related gatherings are likely in Nantes, Marseille, Avignon, Lyon, and Montpellier. Additional protests are possible in other urban centers across France.
The “Yellow Vest” movement began on November 17, 2018, to protest rising fuel prices and a planned fuel tax. It has since grown to encompass a number of popular grievances against the French government. Some protests have turned violent and acts of vandalism and looting have been reported. Demonstrations have continued despite French government proposals to address protesters’ concerns. President Emmanuel Macron announced a series of reforms on April 25, including closing corporate tax loopholes, income tax cuts, linking pensions to inflation by 2020, and reforms to referendum processes, among others.