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 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, a 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, a reintroduction of the solidarity tax on wealth, a minimum-wage increase, the implementation of Citizens' initiative referendums, and the resignations of Emmanuel Macron, President of France, and his government.

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Shaken by five months of often-violent "yellow vest" protests, Emmanuel Macron will announce a package of measures that could include lower taxes and the..
Credit: France 24 - Published 19 hours ago

The Paris prosecutorโ€™s office has launched an investigation into allegations that Yellow Vest protesters assailed police over the weekend with taunts urging..
Credit: France 24 - Published 3 days ago

Protesters have set small fires and police have fired tear gas on the sidelines of the 23rd weekend of Yellow Vest demonstrations in the French capital.
Credit: France 24 - Published 5 days ago

The French interior minister warned on Friday that violence could flare up on the 23rd Saturday of Yellow Vest marches, the first after the fire at Notre Dame..
Credit: France 24 - Published 5 days ago

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