Sunday , January 24 2021

10:10 – Total site in Feluy is still blocked by yellow vests




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"Yellow vests" still block access to Total's site in Feluy (Hainaut) on Saturday morning. The oil company says there is no risk of fuel shortages. Mariemont area police are on site and blocking of the site began Friday. Dozens of demonstrators were also handing out leaflets to drivers to protest against rising fuel prices. At Total's request, bailiffs intervened to impose periodic penalty payments in the event of continued blocking. "We do not see a risk of fuel shortages," a spokesman for the Belgian Agence Total group said. "The situation is analyzed progressively and we do not yet have a complete balance sheet, but we ask drivers not to change their consumption habits and not rush to the pumps, which could catalyze a shortage," he added. Inspired by the citizens' initiative of the same name planned in France, the "yellow vests" – drivers overburdened by the price of fuel – want to express their dissatisfaction with the rise in the price of oil products. Dozens of them were also expected Saturday morning in Tournai for a protest action. (Belgian)

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