Yellow vests movement

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 protest movement for economic justice that began in France in October 2018. After an online petition posted in May had attracted nearly a million signatures, mass demonstrations began on 17 November. The movement was initially motivated by rising fuel prices and a high cost of living; it 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, a reintroduction of the solidarity tax on wealth, a minimum-wage increase, the implementation of Citizens' initiative referendums, among other things. On 29 November 2018, a list of 42 demands was made public and went viral on social media, becoming de facto a structuring basis for the movement, covering a wide range of eclectic topics, mostly related to democracy, social and fiscal justice.


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Several hundred anti-government "Yellow Vest" protesters demonstrated in Paris on Saturday, defying a ban on mass gatherings that aims to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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Yellow Vest demonstrators arenā€™t letting a ban on mass gatherings or fears of coronavirus stop them from expressing their opposition to the French government, and are staging their weekly protests in..
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French police lockdown central Paris as Yellow Vests defy coronavirus

Thousands of French security forces fanned out across central Paris on Saturday as anti-government "Yellow Vest" protesters defied a ban on mass gatherings aimed at preventing the spread of..
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Has police brutality increased in France?

Until recently, allegations of police brutality in France remained largelyĀ contained to the "banlieues", the suburbs outside big cities. But the issue has gained prominenceĀ since the Yellow Vest..
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Fierce clashes erupt in Paris as Yellow Vests hit streets for 62nd consecutive weekend (VIDEO)

fierce clashes erupt in paris as yellow vests hit streets for 62nd consecutive weekend (video)
At least 59 people have been arrested in Paris after scuffles broke out between Yellow Vests and police on Saturday. The protests have gained new momentum fueled by a nationwide strike against the..
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Tear gas vs rocks: Anti-pension reform & Yellow Vests protests get heated in France (VIDEOS)

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Civil unrest, Notre-Dame on fire, and kicking out sexism: 2019 in France

The year in France opened and ended with protesters out on the streets as President Emmanuel Macron scraped his way out of the Yellow Vest insurgency, only to land straight into a pension revolt. 2019..
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Tear gas fired at Yellow Vest protesters

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France's Yellow Vest protests have reached Reunion Island

One year after the launch of the Yellow Vest protest movement in France, their compatriots in Reunion Island are still mobilised. FRANCE 24 reports from a roundabout in the city of Le Tampon, where..
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French policeman faces trial for throwing stone during Yellow Vest rally

A French policeman appeared in court Thursday for hurling a paving stone at protesters during a Yellow Vest rally, the first member of the security forces to face trial after numerous allegations of..
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Week in Review: Yellow Vests hit one-year mark, Iraqi women join Baghdad protests and Polanski draws new ire

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Yellow Vests stage rallies, shut down Paris store on protest anniversary

Franceā€™s Yellow Vest demonstrators staged peaceful rallies and occupied a top Parisian department store on Sunday, marking twelve months since the startĀ of their protest movement.
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Tear gas and water cannon fired on Paris protesters marking yellow vest anniversary

tear gas and water cannon fired on paris protesters marking yellow vest anniversary
Yellow Vest protest movement rose up against hikes in fuel prices and living costs (Picture: Rex Features) Police officers fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters marking the first anniversary of..
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A year of insurgency: How Yellow Vests left ā€˜indelible markā€™ on French politics

November 17 marks the first anniversary of Franceā€™s Yellow Vest movement, a potent, unconventional insurgency that has been widely caricatured and misunderstood, and is set to leave a lasting imprint..
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France's Yellow Vests set for nationwide protests to mark anniversary

French "yellow vest" protesters are planning a series of nationwide demonstrations this weekend in a bid to show the government they can still muster support on the first anniversary of their..
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Tension mounts as French Yellow Vests call for massive turnout to mark anniversary

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Thousands of extra police prepare for Yellow Vest protests in Paris

More than 7,000 police officers are to be deployed for rallies in Paris on Saturday over fears that yellow vest protesters and their radical, anarchist ā€œblack blocsā€ could try to infiltrate a march..
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Fiery clashes in new round of French Yellow Vest protests

Anti-government protesters turned out in several French cities Saturday, hoping to inject fresh momentum into weekly demonstrations calling for social justice and the ouster of President Emmanuel..
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French Yellow Vests join global activists at G7 counter-summit

Anti-globalisation and climate activists have teamed up with yellow vest protesters and Basque nationalists ahead of a G7 meeting in France this weekend to confront a rich-poor divide they say is..
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Yellow Vests Demonstrators Take to Paris Streets for 35th Weekend (Video)

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Scuffles break out at Yellow Vests protest in Paris

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Use of anti-riot weaponry soars in France

The use of controversial anti-riot weaponry by French police soared in 2018 amid the onset of the Yellow Vest protests, figures released Thursday showed.
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French PM unveils tax cuts, pension reforms as Macron eyes rebound

Franceā€™s prime minister has mapped out the governmentā€™s reform agenda in an address to parliament as President Emmanuel Macron seeks to rebuild momentum behind his measures to shake up the economy..
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Over months of Yellow Vest protests, public debate has centered on the urban rural divide and the resources eaten up by the Paris region of Ǝle-de-France. But a new study shows that the countryā€™s..
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Low turnout as Yellow Vests rally in Paris against police violence

Yellow Vest demonstrators gathered in the French capital on Saturday to denounce police violence and President Emmanuel Macronā€™s economic reforms, but turnout was lower on the 29th straight weekend..
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