Hundreds Denounce Macron, French Media in Paris Protests Outside BFMTV
Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the offices of French media organization BFMTV on Saturday, December 29, as part of a seventh week of action by the “Yellow Vest” movement.
An estimated 700 demonstrators stood outside the television studios in Paris and chanted slogans calling for the the resignation of French President Emmanuel Macron and deriding the news channel as “fake news,” according to reports.
Video shows the crowd chanting as well as the extent of the police presence at the scene.
Two people were reportedly arrested during the protest on Saturday.
The number of protesters has decreased since the movement gained notoriety for their opposition to a proposed increase in the gas tax in November.
On November 17, 282,000 were estimated to have protested throughout France.
Nationwide protests on December 22 attracted 38,000, according to the government.
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