Mr Macron promised France might be “rigid” towards these violently opposing to the federal government on the island, including “you can’t settle for the scenes” which were seen in current days. The French President made the announcement on Twitter, writing: “The scenario, which has been growing in Reunion since Saturday, is critical. “Now we have taken efforts and can proceed to take action — our servicemen might be mobilised ranging from Thursday to revive public order. 




“There might be a crackdown as a result of we can’t tolerate the scenes that now we have seen up to now few days.”


The President additionally stated that the issues affecting this island “come from afar”.


He assured that his Authorities “has begun to deal with them one after the other”, promising an enchancment of the scenario “in depth”.


The Abroad Minister, Annick Girardin, stated the violent acts in La Reunion are the outcomes of actions by “radical teams” that don’t have anything to do with the “yellow vests”. 




Chaos sparked throughout France on Saturday, when greater than 287,000 individuals attended marches and protests carrying yellow vests to oppose to the introduced rise in taxes on gasoline to be carried out subsequent yr.


Echoes of the outcry reached La Reunion, a French abroad division within the Indian Ocean, the place police and protestors have been clashing at this time.


No less than 16 law enforcement officials had been injured, based on the French authorities, and greater than 100 arrests have been made.  


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French authorities spokesman Benjamin Griveaux stated: “The most recent knowledge on Reunion was shared with us by the cupboard. 


“There have been 109 arrests; 30 legislation enforcers had been injured, together with 16 law enforcement officials and 14 gendarmes.”


The worth of gasoline has grown steadily over the previous ten months, with customers bearing a 23 p.c enhance for diesel and a 15 p.c rise for petrol.


In response to authorities’s plan, costs for each petrol and diesel will additional develop by respectively 2.9 eurocents and 6.5 eurocents on January 1 subsequent yr. 




Mr Macron defended the proposed rise, arguing it should assist cut back air pollution. 


And he additionally identified that the primary rise in costs suffered by customers is just not as a consequence of taxes, however comes as a consequence of rising oil costs.


He added he’ll meet with oil corporations and distributors to sort out the issue.


(Further reporting by Maria Ortega)    






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