France has been on high alert for weeks

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It is due to ongoing country wide protests called the 'Yellow Vests Movement'

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The yellow vests movement started with a call to mobilize on social media

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The movement takes its name from the high-visibility fluorescent jackets, protesters have adopted as a symbol of their complaint

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Protesters are angry over the social inequalities and the increasing prices of fuel

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Reportedly, 2,87,000 people took part in the protest in its first weekend

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While the demand for lower taxes and a better standard of living is there , different factions of the Yellow Vests have different demands

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Some people are also demanding President Emmanuel Macron's resignation

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Prime Minister Édouard Philippe's temporarily suspended the planned increases to fuel taxes for country's peace restoration

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