"We, ‘gilets jaunes,’ demand a deep cut to taxes on essentials: energy, housing, food, clothes … and a significant cut to salaries, privileges, current and future pensions of senior state officials", Priscillia Ludosky was quoted as saying by France Info at a press briefing in Versailles.
Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux urged "yellow vests" protesters to call off this Saturday’s rally after President Emmanuel Macron’s policy U-turn. He said authorities were not banning it yet.
But the yellow vests have now morphed into a broader protest against government policies and rising living costs. This Monday, Macron promised to increase the minimum wage and cancel the tax on low-income pensioners, among other measures, which many protesters say is not enough.