In view of the
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France's government wants to pass tougher demonstration laws to crack down on violence at protests. The new legislation could be modelled on the laws dealing with football hooligans. There were once again violent incidents during the yellow vest protests on Saturday. Commentators are unconvinced that the violence will end anytime soon.
The French Minister of the Interior Christophe Castaner ordered the police to clear the last of the yellow vests' barricades on Monday. Only 33,000 people across the nation took part in the protests on the weekend, according to official accounts. While some commentators see the movement on its last legs, others hope it will get a second wind.
French politicians have called on the yellow vests to end their protests following the attack in Strasbourg. However, the protesters seem to be sticking to their guns and plan to demonstrate again this coming Saturday. A look at Europe's press indicates that their anger won't evaporate so quickly because it is a
After ten days of silence on the sometimes
125,000 yellow vests took to the streets in protest across France on the weekend. The demonstrators are now not only protesting against higher fuel taxes but also demanding changes in social policy. In view of renewed violence in Paris and other cities commentators ask whether the movement has squandered its opportunity to have a real say in political decision-making.
After a crisis meeting between President Macron and his government the
French President Macron is apparently back-pedalling in the wake of the violence during protests by the
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?