France to deploy 80,000 police as yellow vest protests continue | ITV News

France to deploy 80,000 police as yellow vest protests continue | ITV News
French authorities are preparing to deploy around 80,000 police officers across the country on Saturday ahead of a ninth straight week of yellow vest protests.

The nationwide demonstrations were initially triggered by the rising cost of fuel but have since morphed into a broader anti-government revolt.

France’s President Emmanuel Macron has so far struggled to find a solution to the crisis as he faces a plethora of demands.

The protesters’ demands range from the re-introduction of France’s wealth tax, called the ISF, on the country’s richest people to the implementation of popular votes that allow citizens to propose new laws.

Full story: https://www.itv.com/news/2019-01-11/france-to-deploy-80-000-police-as-yellow-vest-protests-set-to-continue/

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