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Macron condemned the attack on the ministry of the interior

the Protests in Paris began peacefully but during the afternoon broke the violence out when missnöjesdemonstranterna from the ”yellow vests” went to the attack against the police, who responded with tear gas. Motorcycles and bins stacks in fire and a riverboat caught fire. A police officer is reported to have been injured in the clashes, according to Reuters.


a spokesperson Benjamin Griveaux was forced to flee through a back door when the protesters tried to storm the interior ministry in Paris with a forklift and broke into the ministry's courtyard on the Rue de Varennes, and broke windows.

Both president Emmanuel Macron as Benjamin Griveaux are very upset after the attack. Macros call the violence of the extreme and condemn the protests in a post on Twitter.


Benjamin Griveaux writes that an attack on a department, is an attack "on our common good".

" It's never especially nice to their place of work is attacked by a forklift. But it is not I who have been attacked, but the republic, our country's institutions, said Griveaux in a comment.

the first since the christmas and new year holidays. It started in november as a protest against the government's cuts and a requirement on the Macrons departure. Yellow västarnas dissatisfaction relate to, among other things, increases in the tax on petrol and disel, low minimum wages, public transport in rural areas, train connections, and sub-state service.

After the violent protests have Macros been forced back at several points in its economic transformation policy. Last month, he promised, for example, tax relief for pensioners, the bets for the poorest workers, and to scrap the planned rise in petrol and diesel, at a cost to the exchequer of € 10 billion, writes Reuters.

It was the first major setback for the president who was elected for his platform, breaking with traditional French policy and to liberalize the heavily regulated economy.

of the unrest, and yellow västarnas attempt to overthrow the government. Despite the protests, and its record low popularity is expected to Macron still go ahead with its reform agenda which among other things means a nationwide debate over the next few months about the environmental, fiscal and institutional issues.

" We can't work less, raise wages and at the same time, cut down on taxes and increase spending, said the French president in his new year speech.

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