Yellow vests movement

2018 social movement started in France

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The yellow vests movement or yellow jackets movement is a populist, grassroots revolutionary political 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 is motivated by rising fuel prices, 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, as well as the resignations of President Emmanuel Macron and the Second Philippe government.

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Scuffles broke out between police and protesters at the 31st consecutive week of "Yellow Vests" protests in Paris against President Emmanuel Macron and...
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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.
Credit: France 24 - Published 6 days ago

Franceโ€™s prime minister has mapped out the governmentโ€™s reform agenda in an address to parliament as President Emmanuel Macron seeks to rebuild momentum..
Credit: France 24 - Published 1 week ago

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