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Monaco-Nice Ligue 1 match postponed due to French Yellow Vest crisis

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The match duel between AS and has been suspended amid the political crisis caused by ongoing social protests sweeping across France, the Ligue de Football Professionnel announced on Thursday.

The match that was scheduled to be played Friday at the Stade Louis II in has been suspended upon a request from the government of the Principality of Monaco, said in a statement, adding that the Monaco-Nice match would be postponed to a later date, reports

According to local media, French authorities want to utilize the available security forces to contain the demonstrations scheduled for Saturday; the upcoming protests constitute the fourth consecutive round of protests throughout

Demonstrators - known as the "Yellow Vests" due to the emblematic high-visibility vests for motorists they wear - have been striking a number of social demands after the initial protests were sparked by a surge in fuel prices derived from a government-imposed increase in carbon taxes on diesel.

The Monaco-Nice match has become the fourth Matchday 17 duel to be postponed, in addition to Saturday's Paris Saint-Germain-Montpellier and Toulouse-Olympique Lyonnais, as well as Sunday's Saint-

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 20:38 IST
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