Yellow vest protests ‘economic catastrophe’ for France – BBC News

D24B7D8B-397F-4006-801F-AA59AE28A1D1The “yellow vest” protests have been “a catastrophe” for the French economy, the finance minister says.

France has seen four consecutive weekends of demonstrations against fuel tax rises, high living costs, and other issues.

About 125,000 protesters took to the streets on Saturday, with more than 1,700 people arrested.

Several tourist sites, including the Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum, are closed this weekend.

Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire called the situation “a crisis” for both society and democracy.

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