“Yellow vests” won. France enters the semi-annual moratorium on the growth of fuel prices

French authorities officially impose a moratorium on the rise in prices for gasoline and diesel fuel for 6 months. This was announced on Tuesday by Prime Minister Edward Philippe, speaking at The Matignon Palace.

To impose a moratorium on gas station tariffs was one of the requirements of the participants of the movement “yellow vests”. “No taxes are worth the unity of society,” Philip said. “I have heard the anger of French.”

Among the measures imposed by the moratorium were, in particular, the increase in fuel prices, the comparison of taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel. Also in the country decided to postpone for six months the introduction of new rules of technical control of cars.

“I am suspending these new rules for six months,” the Prime Minister said. However, he promised to come to a less expensive system during the forthcoming negotiations.

It was planned from January 1, the change in the fuel tax and provoked a wave of large-scale protests “yellow vests”.
Recall protests caused by rising fuel prices began in different regions of France on November 17. This and last Saturday demonstrations resulted in mass riots. As a result of clashes with the police in Paris on December 1, at least 133 people were injured, 23 of whom were police officers. The number of detainees has reached 412, 378 of whom are in police custody. In total, about 130 thousand people took part in the action last Saturday.

During the protests over the past three weeks, 4 people were killed.