French ‘Yellow Vests’ March Through Paris, Keeping Pressure On Macron

www.oann.com | 1/26/2019 | Staff
PARIS (Reuters) – “Yellow vest” protesters marched through Paris and other French cities on Saturday on the 11th weekend of action against the government, suggesting President Emmanuel Macron has yet to defuse public opposition to some of his policies.

The protests – named after the fluorescent jackets French motorists are required to carry in their cars – began in mid-November over plans to raise fuel taxes before developing into a broader revolt against the government that mobilized tens of thousands of demonstrators nationwide each Saturday.

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In one of several marches planned in the capital, a few hundred demonstrators headed down the Champs-Elysees, the famous avenue that has been the scene of protests every weekend, en route to the Bastille square on the other side of the city.

As in previous weeks, protesters carried French flags and held signs attacking “King Macron” as out of touch or calling for referendums tabled by ordinary citizens.

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