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2018 social movement started in France

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Yellow vests movement: 2018 social movement started in France
The yellow vests movement or yellow jackets movement is a populist, grassroots political movement for economic justice that began in France in November 2018. After an online petition posted in May had attracted nearly a million signatures, mass demonstrations began on 17 November. The movement is motivated by rising fuel prices, high cost of living, and claims that a disproportionate burden of the government's tax reforms were falling on the working and middle classes, especially in rural and peri-urban areas. The protesters have called for lower fuel taxes, reintroduction of the solidarity tax on wealth, a minimum wage increase, the implementation of Citizens' initiative referendums and Emmanuel Macron's resignation as President of France and his government. The movement spans the political spectrum. According to one poll, few of those protesting had voted for Macron in the 2017 French presidential election, and many had either not voted, or had voted for far-right or far-left candidates.

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LIVE: French President Macron postpones TV address amid Notre Dame fire

French President Emmanuel Macron was set to address the nation on TV in a highly-anticipated speech on the Yellow Vest crisis, but cancelled at the last minue after news emerged that the landmark Paris..
France 24 - Published

Macron to announce measures to defuse social uproar

macron to announce measures to defuse social uproar
"Yellow Vest" protesters clash with riot police at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, on March 16, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua] French President Emmanuel Macron will address the nation on Monday evening to..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for Yellow vests movement

France hosts G7 but someone's not there [Video]France hosts G7 but someone's not there

France offered a wary welcome to foreign ministers from the Group of Seven on Friday for a meeting overshadowed by a snub from the U.S., Brexit and "Yellow Vests" protests in Paris. Anna Bevan reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

France hosts G7 in shadow of Trump snub, Brexit and yellow vests [Video]France hosts G7 in shadow of Trump snub, Brexit and yellow vests

France offered a wary welcome to foreign ministers from the Group of Seven on Friday for a meeting overshadowed by a snub from the U.S., Brexit and "Yellow Vests" protests in Paris. Anna Bevan reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

France Bans Some Yellow Vest Protests After Riot [Video]France Bans Some Yellow Vest Protests After Riot

​France's prime minister said protesters will no longer be able to organize in "the most impacted" neighborhoods in ​​Paris, Bordeaux and Toulouse.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Violence Erupts As Yellow Vest Protests Continue In France [Video]Violence Erupts As Yellow Vest Protests Continue In France

​Protesters came out in full force Saturday, throwing smoke bombs at police and even setting large fires.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Violence Returns As France's Yellow Vest Protests Enter Fourth Month [Video]Violence Returns As France's Yellow Vest Protests Enter Fourth Month

According to Reuters, protesters set fire to a bank and ransacked stores on Paris’ landmark shopping street, as France’s yellow vest demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron entered their..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Dozens Of Arrests Made As France's Dozens Of Arrests Made As France's "Yellow Vest" Protesters Are Reinvigorated

Dozens Of Arrests Made As France's "Yellow Vest" Protesters Are Reinvigorated

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Restorers fix artefacts damaged during Paris 'gilets jaunes' protests [Video]Restorers fix artefacts damaged during Paris 'gilets jaunes' protests

Restorers have nearly finished repairing works from the museum at Paris' Arc de Triomphe, which were damaged during 'gilets jaunes' (yellow vests) protests in the French capital.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

French Finance Minister introduces bill to tax internet giants [Video]French Finance Minister introduces bill to tax internet giants

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire detailed a tax bill for digital giant companies like Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook that he later introduced during the meeting of the Council of Ministers..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Thousands march across France for the Gilets Jaunes' Thousands march across France for the Gilets Jaunes' "Act XV"

For the movement's "Act XV", the Gilets Jaunes organised marches in Paris and other cities as well as a picnic at the Chambord castle and a protest at the UN.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:15Published

 

Macron set to reveal new measures to allay Yellow Vest anger

French President Emmanuel Macron will go on television on Monday evening to announce a series of policy changes based on the feedback received over two months of public consultations triggered by the..
France 24 - Published

Yellow Vests look to keep up pressure with 22nd consecutive Saturday of protests

France’s Yellow Vest protesters take to the streets on Saturday for a 22nd consecutive weekend of demonstrations. They have named Toulouse the “capital” of this edition, the first since a..
France 24 - Published

French Senate cancels controversial meeting with Yellow Vest protesters

french senate cancels controversial meeting with yellow vest protesters
Yellow Vest activists called for fresh protests in Paris on Tuesday after the Senate cancelled a meeting with representatives of the movement at the last minute. ......
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •France 24
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