France is experiencing unrest it has not experienced for . The country famous for its revolutions and protests has been rocked by a of nationwide, demonstrations. Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the for the past four weekends and have brought to businesses, transport and the French economy. The protests are being led by the Yellow Vests Movement, so called because protestors don high- yellow jackets usually worn by the emergency . The protests are motivated by rising fuel prices, the high cost of living, and claims that an unequal of new tax reforms were falling on the working and middle .
France's President Emmanuel Macron has declared "a of social and economic emergency". The violence has caused over a billion dollars in so far. This figure is set to rise as more demos are planned. Paris has suffered the of the protests and authorities are closing famous like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. To quell public , Mr Macron has promised to cancel his proposed rise in prices, deliver tax relief for the poor and cancel a tax on people. He called for the havoc and mayhem to end and for and order to return. He said: "No anger justifies attacking a police officer...or damaging a shop or building. When is unleashed, freedom ends.