#FactOfTheDay 07/12/2018  – Protests are continuing in France
Protestors dressed in yellow vests (gilets jaunes in French) demonstrate on Place Bellecour in Lyon on November 24, 2018, during a national gathering to protest against rising oil prices and living costs. - Demonstrators who have blocked French roads over the past week dressed in high-visibility jackets, are set to cause another day of disruption on November 24 amid calls to bring Paris to a standstill. (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD / AFP)

#FactOfTheDay 07/12/2018 – Protests are continuing in France

According to Le Figaro, the yellow vests could be considered “coupists”. Indeed, protests continue in France since more than a week.

In Nice, there were clashes between students and police: 33 people were stopped around one of the city’s biggest high schools, the Parc Imperial, with over 1,700 students. The protest, with clashes and barricades, has also spread to Montpellier and nearby towns, with looting and damage. Two students were slightly injured in the clashes in Beziers, where two cars were overturned and burned, others damaged and eight people were stopped. Violent clashes also happened in Marseille between students on strike and police.

Meanwhile, the seven main unions in France denounced “any form of violence in the expression of claims” by the yellow vests, after the request made yesterday by Emmanuel Macron to the parties and social partners to “launch a clear and explicit call for calm”.

Tomorrow, protest will continue. A lot of Parisian museums and theaters will be closed for security reasons. Seven museums will remain open, including the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais, the modern art museum of the Ville de Paris, the Musée de l’homme and the Musée des Arts et Métiers. Even the Eiffel Tower will be closed.

 

Maria Elena Argano

 

For further information:

New York Time Website: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/world/europe/yellow-vests-france.html

New York Time Website: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/world/europe/france-fuel-carbon-tax.html

Ansa Website: http://www.ansa.it/sito/notizie/mondo/2018/12/07/gilet-gialli-polizia-fa-inginocchiare-studenti-polemiche-_1da0999a-10fd-4200-8881-ed1d316d7a9c.html

Le Figaro Website: http://www.lefigaro.fr/actualite-france/2018/12/06/01016-20181206ARTFIG00097-gilets-jaunes-les-pistes-etudiees-pour-securiser-la-mobilisation-de-samedi-a-paris.php

Maria Elena Argano

Après un bachelier en sciences politiques et relations internationales à l'Université de Palerme, j'ai décidé de continuer mon parcours à Bruxelles, en master de sciences politiques et relations internationales avec spécialisation paix, sécurité et conflits. En 2015, j'ai commencé mon parcours professionnel au sein de l’Institut Méditerranéen d’études internationales (IMESI). Ensuite, en 2016, pendant un an, j’ai été assistante de recherche pour le Research Unit One. Actuellement je suis coordinatrice du département consacré à la politique extérieure, sécurité et défense à l'IMESI. Chez EU-Logos, je m'occupe du portefeuille des relations extérieures et plus spécifiquement les relations entre l'UE et l'OTAN.

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