Yellow Vest activists have called for a march to be held in Paris on Saturday, August 29. Participants of the event are set to gather at approximately 11:30 (local time) at Place de la Porte de Champerret before marching to Place de la Bastille at 13:00. The event is expected to end at 18:00.
Associated business and transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are to be anticipated near the demonstration site.
The "Yellow Vest" movement began on November 17, 2018, to protest rising fuel prices and a planned fuel tax. It has since grown to encompass a number of popular grievances against the French government. Some protests have turned violent and acts of vandalism and looting have been reported, although the scale of the protests has diminished since their height in December 2018. Demonstrations have continued despite French government proposals to address protesters' concerns. President Emmanuel Macron announced a series of reforms on April 25, including closing corporate tax loopholes, income tax cuts, linking pensions to inflation by 2020, and reforms to referendum processes, among others.
Individuals in Paris are advised to avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, monitor developments, anticipate transportation and business disruptions near protest sites, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.
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