The number of victims associated with the protests of the “yellow jackets”, made up of ten people. In the evening of December 21 in the Department Of Eastern Pyrenees died a driver whose car crashed into a truck stopped because of the blockade of the road.
In the French city of Perpignan in the Department Of Eastern Pyrenees killed a driver who crashed into a truck stopped because of the blockade the road of protesters from among the “yellow vests”, according to Le Monde.
The 36-year-old man was the tenth victim since the protests began on 17 November 2018.
“The driver of the truck stayed in place and waited for the arrival of the police, unlike the people who blocked the road and ran away,” said the Prosecutor of Perpignan Jean — Jacques Fanny. According to him, at the scene of the tragedy were “only two or three women from among the “yellow vests”, who were also waiting for the police.”
The incident occurred on the evening of December 21. The day before, a participant of protests in the suburbs of the city of Azhana was killed. A 60-year-old man was hit by a truck near a roundabout where protesters blocked traffic.
The publication also reports that previously killed 37-year-old biker. He was seriously injured after colliding with a truck in one of the roadblocks and died the next day.
Only from November 17, when the protests began, has already killed ten people, the newspaper notes. Among the victims was also named 80-year-old woman who died in hospital on the operating table. She did not participate in the protests, but tried to close the window shutters when she was hit in the face with a tear gas grenade.
The action “yellow jackets»
The protests were initially caused by the increase in fuel prices, they began in different regions of France on November 17. Demonstrations four weeks in a row poured out in mass riots. During the protests in recent days, 4 people were killed.
French authorities in early December made concessions and officially imposed a moratorium on the rise in prices for gasoline and diesel fuel. Later it became known that the fuel tax in France will not increase throughout 2019.
When the protests did not stop, the French government said that the radicals want to overthrow the government with the help of “yellow vests”. People have already demanded an increase in the minimum wage and protested against the reforms of the government as a whole.
As a result, on December 10, French President Emmanuel Macron declared a state of emergency in the economy and social policy of the country, promised to raise the minimum wage, as well as to reduce some taxes. But the protests continue.