Yellow vest protests: Death toll rises to five as another protester dies in France

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Dec 13, 2018, 12:17 PM(IST)

A man wearing a yellow vest with the inscription 'Macron resignation' stands in front of burning tyres at a road blockade as they protest. Photograph:( AFP )

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So far five people have died and hundreds have been injured during the protests.

'Yellow vest' protester dies in France after being hit by truck on Thursday.

So far five people have died and hundreds have been injured during the protests.

November 17, marks the first day of road blockades across France, with nearly 290,000 demonstrators wearing the high-visibility yellow vests.

On Monday, December 10, following talks with representatives from unions and management, parliamentary and regional leaders, Macron addresses the nation on television.

More than 21 million watch as a sombre-looking president accepts his "share of responsibility" for the crisis and outlines a series of financial measures, including a rise in the minimum wage and tax-free overtime pay. 

On Tuesday morning, "yellow vest" protests are still reported up in several parts of the country, while opposition leaders take to the airwaves to criticise the measures as too little, too late.

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