Macron Inspects Damage After ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests as France Weighs State of Emergency

Publish date : Monday 3 December 2018 12:04
Code: 382582
 
A third week of anti-government protests intensified in violence on Saturday, as demonstrators burned cars, smashed windows and confronted riot police firing tear gas in the heart of Paris in the most serious crisis of President Emmanuel Macron’s administration.

The ‘‘Yellow Vest’’ protests — spurred by an increase in the gasoline tax, and named for the roadside safety vests worn by the demonstrators — have emerged as a spontaneous outcry over declining living standards.

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