French Protestors Fume over Climate Taxes and a Rising Cost of Living
French protests over a new climate-change-inspired fuel tax highlight high costs imposed on ordinary people by climate-change policies.
The so-called “Yellow Vest” protests that have sprung up in France in recent weeks now involve a variety of domestic policy issues. But they were triggered by a new tax on fuel prices. French residents from the less-prosperous countryside, where driving an automobile is required, took to the streets to protest yet one more burden placed on them to please French and European politicians.
The protests have been so vehement that the French government has already had