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18,000-30,000 Protesters Join Trade Union-Yellow Vest Rally In Paris

Between 18,000 and 30,000 protesters joined a demonstration of trade unions and the yellow vest movement, which is taking place in Paris on Tuesday,
Between 18,000 and 30,000 protesters joined a demonstration of trade unions and the yellow vest movement, which is taking place in Paris on Tuesday, local media reported.
Earlier in the day, the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) and yellow vests took to the streets in French cities as part of their first ever joint rally.
According to French daily newspaper 20 minutes, about 18,000 people joined the rally in the French capital.
Meanwhile, the CGT reported on 30,000 protesters taken to the streets in Paris.
The participants of the rally are demanding a 20 percent increase of the minimum wage, equal wages for women and men, tax reform, development of public services, and fair environmental reforms.
The wave of the so-called yellow vest rallies, which have been marked by violence, clashes with law enforcement agents and public unrest, started in France in mid-November.
While the government ultimately abandoned plans to raise fuel taxes, which triggered the rallies in the first place, and introduced other measures to improve the country’s socioeconomic situation, the protests have continued and morphed in wider outcry against French President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies and high living costs.