The man who wants to ‘unite’ Europe. Beleaguered President of France, Emmanuel Macron is quite possibly the least popular man in Europe.
His ‘approval rating’ barely holding onto 25 per cent and now his own country is protesting him in one of the largest protests ever, the ‘Yellow Vests’ or ‘Hi-Viz’ protests which included an estimated 300,000 to one million people last weekend, are protesting throughout France.
Those protests have now spilled into Belgium. The target of the protests against fuel prices and tax now include the big Total petrochemicals plant at Feluy in Wallonia.
Masked individuals have also joined the protestors as the protests are not limited to a political party. There were roughly 40 people arrested, several vehicles were seized.
The protest stopped traffic on the E19 motorway potentially requiring repairs to the motorway from the damage from the protest.
Francophone broadcaster RTBF speaks of “war scenes” on Belgian soil. There were other blockades in Wallonia last night with around 150 lorries prevented from continuing on their way.
The protests of people in yellow vests started in France on Saturday with 300,000 to one million people protesting throughout the country.
The ‘Yellow Vest’ movement began on social media in October over a surge in fuel prices this year, particularly the price of diesel, with many blaming taxes implemented in recent years in France’s anti-pollution fight.
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