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11 Dec, 2018 14:11

Are French protests just about fuel tax hikes? RT’s Boom Bust finds out

Are French protests just about fuel tax hikes? RT’s Boom Bust finds out

As France reels from the chaos of the massive Yellow Vest protests, RT’s Boom Bust looks at the core of people’s discontent – and fuel tax hikes are just a tip of the iceberg.

RT’s correspondent Charlotte Dubenskij, who covered the rallies and was caught in the midst of the violence, sat in with host Bart Chilton to discuss President Emmanuel Macron’s concessions after four consecutive weeks of nationwide mayhem.

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The rallies have uncovered much deeper problems within the French society, the journalist explained, as people cannot cope with unbearable living costs and the government’s failures to address this state of affairs.

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