Fuel supplies, schools in Paris disrupted by “Yellow Vest” protests

(VOVWORLD) - Dozens of French "yellow vest" demonstrators blocked access to a major fuel depot and several highways on Monday during a third week of anti-government protests which led to major riots in Paris over the weekend. 

50 people blocked a fuel depot in the port of Fos-sur-Mer, near Marseille, where police have repeatedly intervened to dislodge demonstrators since small-town and rural France erupted in protests over rising living costs on November 17. Traffic was backed up on highways leading to southern cities. The protest began over fuel tax increases but has morphed into a broader wave of resistance to French President Emmanuel Macron's pro-business policies.

On Monday, the protests spread to at least a hundred schools nationwide, which were partially or totally blocked by teenagers piggybacking on the demonstrations to air their frustration over new university entrance requirements. The situation remains tense on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, which has been one of the flashpoints of the protests.