In Paris on the Champs Elysees gathered three thousand demonstrators

© SputnikВо France are the next protests against rising gasoline prices. 1 December 2018In Paris on the Champs Elysees gathered three thousand demonstrators© Sputnik

Three thousand demonstrators gathered on Saturday on the Champs Elysees in protest against the increase in petrol prices, reports channel BFMTV with reference to the Secretary of state at the Ministry of internal Affairs Laurent Nunez.

Participants of protest movement «yellow jackets» began to gather on the Champs Elysees early in the morning. Earlier it was reported that Paris was already detained 60 people, ten more were injured.

According to the latest data, the number of demonstrators on the Champs Elysees is 3 thousand people. The Elysee Palace said that the President and Emmanuel macron in the course of recent events in Paris and throughout France, the channel says.

Earlier it was reported about the first clashes of protesters with the police arc de Triomphe (Etoile). Protesters tried to seize the checkpoint at the entrance to the area to protest. Law enforcement used tear gas.

Because of the protests in Paris are closed seven downtown subway stations. Security capital Saturday to protest against the increase in gasoline prices provide about 6 thousand policemen and gendarmes.

The first major campaign of the «yellow jackets» was held on November 17. Last Saturday in the actions involved more than 100 thousand people. The initial demands of the protesters – lowering gasoline prices. However, according to the participants of this movement, they also act generally for the increase in purchasing power. The protest, held in Paris last Saturday, was accompanied by riots.

In Paris on the Champs Elysees gathered three thousand demonstrators© RIA Novosti, Infografiken European countries on gasoline prices – 2018