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Yellow Vests Knock Out 60 Percent of All Speed Cameras In France

Friday January 11, 2019. 02:00 PM , from Slashdot
Yellow Vests Knock Out 60 Percent of All Speed Cameras In France
Thelasko shares a report from the BBC: Members of the 'yellow vests' protest movement have vandalized almost 60% of France's entire speed camera network, the interior minister has said. Christophe Castaner said the willful damage was a threat to road safety and put lives in danger. The protest movement began over fuel tax increases, and saw motorists block roads and motorway toll booths. Some protesters feel speed cameras are solely a revenue-generating measure which takes money from the poor. The BBC's Hugh Schofield, in Paris, said evidence of the vandalism is visible to anyone driving around France, with radar cameras covered in paint or black tape to stop them working.

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