Yellow Vest Fuel Tax Protests
The ‘Yellow Vest’ fuel tax protests around France continued into a third day on Monday with road blocks set up at petrol refineries and at strategic points on roads and motorways across the country.
- ‘Yellow vest’ protests enter their third day
- Fuel depots and refineries are blocked including one in Vern-sur-Seiche near Rennes, Pallice near La Rochelle, Fos-sur-Mer near Marseille and Lespinasse near Toulouse.
- Exit and entry points to motorways also blocked. The latest reports at around 8am on Monday suggested the A7 was blocked in both directions near Avignon, blockades were also in place on the A51 near Sisteron. Access to Nimes in the south east was “complicated” and there were at least three road blocks set up around Bordeaux.
In Bordeaux the Pont d’Aquitaine was closed to traffic and a road block was in place on Pont François-Mitterand. There were also operations in place near Nantes, Rennes, Calais, Caen and Mans.
- French PM vows not to cave in to protests
This map below shows the locations of the latest blockades on Monday according to the site blocage17november.com. Use the zoom function to see if there are any roadblocks in your area.
Autoroute INFO which advises drivers on France’s motorways warned on Monday morning that there were still protesters at tolls and motorway entrance points across the country.
This information was provided by our French colleagues and we hope to have continued updates.
If you require any further information you can call your local Quality Freight Team using the branches page.