As Paris braces for fresh “Yellow Vest” protests after consecutive weekends of riots, FRANCE 24 reporters head out of the capital to meet protesters in rural France. In the small town of Montargis, 130 kilometres south of Paris, the Yellow Vests have set up camp at a strategic roundabout and are preparing to spend the Christmas holidays making their voices heard. FRANCE 24 takes a look at some of the reasons behind their anger.
►► On France24.com: Who are the ‘Yellow Vest’ protesters?
Macron reaches out to yellow vests
In a speech on the energy transformation on Tuesday Emmanuel Macron reacted to the demands put forward by yellow vest protesters. He proposed to base fuel tax hikes on the price of oil and launch a nationwide three-month consultation on the social aspects of the energy transformation. Will the French president be able to appease the yellow vests with this approach? https://www.eurotopics.net/en/210057/macron-reaches-out-to-yellow-vests#