Large-scale demonstrations against the government's decision to raise fuel prices and increase fuel taxes started in France in November. Even though the French authorities later discarded their plans, the yellow vests protesters, dissatisfied with the government's social policies, turned into a nation-wide movement.
The yellow vests take to streets of Paris and other major French cities on 23 February protesting for the fifteenth straight weekend.
Yellow Vests Protesters Throwing Smoke Grenades at Police Near Eiffel Tower
The protest in Paris, which began peaceful, has turned violent, with protesters throwing smoke grenades at the police near the Eiffel Tower.
Several hundred yellow vests protesters have gathered at Chambord Castle in central France for a picnic in the sunny weather while activists have reportedly blocked access to an Amazon platform in the southwestern city of Toulouse.