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PSG-Montpellier match postponed over France yellow vests protests

IANS  |  Paris 

Saint Germain on Tuesday announced that the clash was postponed by the Police Prefecture, until further notice, due to ongoing protests against rising fuel prices and the cost of living in

The protest movement, named after the high visibility jackets worn by participants and mobilized largely through social media, grew quickly after announced plans to raise taxes on diesel and gasoline, but turned sour in over the weekend as violent clashes erupted with riot police, reports

In a move to maintain the safety of fans, the match, originally set for Saturday, is to be rescheduled by

Tuesday announced plans to hike fuel taxes had been suspended, following an emergency cabinet meeting called by Macron to analyse the response to the protests.

The fuel tax increase was due to come into effect on January 1, 2019.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 21:44 IST
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