Macron asked the political forces of France to encourage residents to remain calm

© RIA Novosti / Irina to Kalashnikova in photomontage protest movement yellow jackets in Paris. Archival photoMacron asked the political forces of France to encourage residents to remain calm© RIA Novosti / Irina to Kalashnikova the image Bank

The President of France Emmanuel macron has asked the political forces, trade unions and employers to be appealing for calm in the country, said the official representative of the French government Benjamin Hryvnia.

«He (macron – ed.) called for the mobilization of members of the government. He also called on responsible parties. The President of the Republic asked the political forces, trade unions, entrepreneurs to make a clear and specific call for calm and respect for Republican values,» said Grivot at a briefing on Wednesday.

Perturbed by increasing the tax on fuel from January 1, 2019, and after him in petrol prices, the French have come out to protest across the country on November 17. The protest movement is called «yellow jackets» — for the main attribute drivers — yellow reflective tabard. The main requirement of the «yellow jackets» was the decline in gasoline prices. However, later members of the movement noted that they are generally against the introduction of new taxes in the country.

Protests in France was accompanied by clashes of protesters with the police, pogroms and arsons of cars, destruction of shops, banks. During the protests, four people were killed and hundreds were injured.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister of France Edouard Philippe announced a series of measures to calm the situation in the country, in particular on the introduction of a six-month moratorium on increase of taxes on fuel.

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