The nationwide "yellow vest" movement continues to hold disruptive protests for a third consecutive day on Monday, November 19. Multiple roads and highways, along with oil depots, are currently blocked, causing significant traffic disruptions. Clashes between motorists and protesters, or with police, are possible amid rising tensions.
The "yellow vest" movement launched protests on November 17 against rising fuel prices and a planned fuel tax. Hundreds of thousands have engaged in slow-rolling (go-slow) protests to block roads and highways, causing significant traffic disruptions. At least one person has died and more than 400 others have been injured in traffic related incidents. Authorities have reportedly arrested around 280 people.
The government is planning a tax increase on fuel prices, including gasoline and diesel, beginning on January 1, 2019, to promote environmentally friendly practices.
Individuals in France are advised to monitor developments to the situation, allow for extra time to reach their destinations, and avoid all protests as a precaution.
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