Yellow Jackets Began Protest in Portugal
According to the published information, in Lisbon, Porto and Braga the streets will be filled with activists in yellow vests.
The protests were called on the eve of several different groups in social networks. One of them, the "movement of yellow vests of Portugal", issued a Manifesto demanding a reduction in electricity taxes, a reduction in VAT and interest rates for lending to small businesses, as well as the abolition of the tax on oil products and halving VAT on fuel.
It is reported that in the morning on the roads in a number of cities gathered small groups of protesters, who numbered 30-40 people, in some places there were more than a hundred protesters. They tried to block the roads, but superior police forces prevented them from doing so.
Referring to the laws of Portugal, any mass actions should be known to the authorities two days before they start. The police of these cities reminded people about it. They were urged not to provoke law enforcement officers, but to peacefully carry out actions.
Earlier, the reason for the mass protests in France, which have been taking place for three weeks, were the plans of the authorities to raise the price of gasoline. In early December, in connection with the riots, the rise in fuel prices was canceled, but the protests did not stop. Protesters take to the streets with anti-government slogans, and the authorities believe that the demonstrators are run by radical groups.
Later it was reported that in Paris protests of "yellow vests" which again poured into collisions with militiamen resumed. After that, the French police launched an investigation into possible Russian interference in mass protests of "yellow vests".
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Belarus has issued recommendations for Belarusians who are in France during the protests of "yellow vests" or just going to the country. Later, French President Emmanuel Macron decided to introduce a state of emergency in the country in connection with the ongoing protests of "yellow vests".