“Yellow Vest” demonstrators gathered in the French capital on Saturday (January 19) for their tenth consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s government.
French President Emmanuel Macron attempted Tuesday to rebound from two months of often violent anti-government protests by launching a nationwide debate over the grievances fuelling the “yellow vest” movement.
The French government on Friday dismissed ‘yellow vest’ protesters as agitators whose only goal was to topple it, signalling a toughening stance against a movement that has shaken Emmanuel Macron’s presidency.
Groups of defiant “yellow vest” demonstrators faced off with tens of thousands of police around France on Saturday, but the protest movement appeared to have lost momentum on a fifth and decisive weekend.
Emmanuel Macron’s government mobilised Tuesday to sell the financial relief offered to quell the “yellow vest” movement…