Dec 9, 2018 - Energy & Environment

France on fire: 125,000 were at it again yesterday

This is a fire in Paris

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The French "yellow jackets" were at it again Saturday, but with less steam after president Emmanuel Macron suspended a new tax on fuel that was scheduled to start in January.

By the numbers, per the BBC: Roughly 125,000 people marched on Saturday. More than 1,700 were arrested. "Nearly 90,000 officers had been deployed, including 8,000 in Paris... Around 10,000 people demonstrated in the capital, where the scenes were the most destructive."

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