Media: France looking into Russia’s involvement in the organization of ‘Yellow vest’ protests

Interfax-Ukraine quoting an issue of “Eco” reports that the French government is researching multiple messages by the media about Russia’s involvement in organizing protests by the “Yellow vest,” however, no conclusions have been made yet.

Eco notes that this issue is being dealt with by the Secretariat-General for National Defense and Security, which is reporting to the Prime Minister, Edouard Phillipe.

The investigation began due to reports of numerous fake accounts in social networks that were used to express support for demonstrators.

On November 17th, protests broke out in France against the rise in the price of fuel. In Paris, protestors erected barricades, burned cars, smashed store windows, and are clashing with law enforcement officers and groups of other protesters. There are dozens injured, and the number of detained exceeds 1.5 thousand people.

On December 4th, the Elysee Palace decided to introduce a moratorium on increase fuel taxes. However, the protesters were not satisfied with this decision, expanded the list of requirements to 40 points and refused to stop actions. They demand across-the-board tax cuts, higher wages, and pensions.

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