France - ‘Blue vests’ to protest over working conditions and pay - December 31, 2018

After the yellow vests, it's now the turn of the blue vests to show their anger as police unions are calling on officers to picket to partake in industrial action and only answer emergency calls as they fight for better working conditions and pay. Negotiations between police unions and the Interior Minister failed to find a solution and come to an agreement that is satisfactory for the police workforce. Police are under high pressure with ongoing protests against the government. Government officials promised to pay an additional 300 euro to all those officers who were deployed for the "yellow vest" protests. I's unclear whether this will be enough to take the angle out of the protest.

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