'Yellow Jackets' inspire protesters thousands of miles from France

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By way of Linda Givetash

With all eyes on anti-tax protests in Paris, demonstrators in Iraq are revisiting a glance that has turn into an emblem of French dissent.

Protesters donned an identical fluorescent neon vests to these worn via France’s “Yellow Jackets” as they took to the streets within the southeastern town of Basra on Tuesday. Round 100 other folks challenging elementary products and services together with water and electrical energy later stormed the place of work of Basra Governor Asaad al-Eidani. Iraqi safety forces answered via firing reside ammunition, however no accidents had been reported.

Such garb has turn into the brand of the French motion this is adverse to President Emmanuel Macron’s financial reforms. A proposed hike for fuel and diesel taxes has prompted sometimes-violent protests in Paris in fresh weeks.


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