France: Yellow Vests breakdown the doors of government building, Officials evacuated

Yellow Vest demonstrators used a forklift to breakdown the doors of a government compound on Saturday. A government spokesperson said he and his team had to escape through a back door and take refuge in a nearby hotel when protesters broke through the front doors.

This weekend marked the 8th consecutive Saturday of demonstrations. The first Yellow Vest demonstration of 2019. The protests saw a lull during the holidays, but Saturday’s numbers were up and demonstrators were more energized.

The yellow vest protests were sparked by a fuel tax in November has escalated into widespread anger over Macron government’s policies and fury over the rising costs of living.

More than 50,000 people protested across France on Saturday.



Photo: “Les Gilets Jaunes” by Patrice CALATAYU  is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0