Protesters Hit with Tear Gas During Anti-Tax Protest in France

Posted: November 6, 2013 in Uncle Sam's Misguided Children
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French police fired tear gas at tens of thousands of protesters, on Saturday, after some protesters reportedly threw stones and iron bars at them during an anti-tax protest.

I reported last month that a French poll showed 70% of French citizens were unhappy with their high taxes. This weekend that frustration boiled over during the large protest in Quimper, Brittany in north-west France.

Protest organizers claim there were 30,000 people protesting, while government officials estimate the number to be closer to 15,000.

The specific tax being protested was a “green tax” on French and foreign-made vehicles transporting commercial goods, weighing over 3.5 tons. Though the tax has not yet gone into effect it is having a negative impact on the hauling industry and related business.

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