Toulouse: Towards a Block Against Rising Fuel Prices?

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Blockages are planned for Toulouse against rising fuel prices

A “national blocking against rising fuel prices” operation sprouts on social networks. And an event is planned in Toulouse, Saturday 17th November, 2018. Explanations.

More than 11 000. This is the number of people who said themselves Wednesday, October 24, 2018 in the morning “interested” by the Facebook event entitled “(Toulouse) National block against rising fuel”, Saturday, November 17, a few hours later put it online. And that figure swells even faster … than fuel prices at the pump.

A huge buzz everywhere in France

In many cities in France, events have blossomed on Facebook to challenge the government and bring disgruntled road users to the streets.  In Paris, nearly 180,000 people said Wednesday morning interested in the same event scheduled for November 17 Wednesday morning, while 26,000 assured that they “participate” in this event on the ring road of the capital. Appointments of the same kind are fixed at the four corners of the hexagon. If these demonstrations are confirmed, it could be a formidable test of strength for the government.

“No declaration” in prefecture

Protests have sprung up everywhere in France, where private individuals and associations of motorists are hoping for a “national blockage” on Saturday 17th November. According to the prefecture of Haute-Garonne, “to date, no statement has been made in the prefecture regarding the blocking of 17th November 2018”. It should be remembered that in case of wild event, the civil and criminal liability of the organisers is engaged.

h3>They denounce “an injustice”

On the social networks, the organizers of the Toulouse event call to “block the service stations, organise a” toll free “as was done recently by an association for the disabled, freeze everything that pays for money to the state “ . In the Pink City, a blockage would be held  on the device.  According to its organizers, the event planned in Toulouse aims to “make our refusal heard”. They write :

“It’s up to you, to make things happen and to demand that mobility remains accessible to all. No, we do not all live in cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants or public transport is available to residents. Let’s think about rural people, think of workers with staggered hours, single mums, salespeople, disabled people. Think of all of us, French and French who refuse to pay more and more to get to our place of work! “

And they say: “We call on all people to come forward to express their dissatisfaction with the injustice of this further significant increase in fuel tax increases.”

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