United Kingdom  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> >

France: 'yellow vests' expose Macron's Achilles heel

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 01:34s - Published < > Embed
France: 'yellow vests' expose Macron's Achilles heel

France: 'yellow vests' expose Macron's Achilles heel

France's ongoing 'yellow vest' protests against a diesel tax rise and higher living costs have exposed divides in French society.

As Francis Maguire reports, many protesters see President Macron's initial unyielding response as proof of his distance from them.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

France: 'yellow vests' expose Macron's Achilles heel

Paris braces for yet more protests.

Clearing rails as fears grow the Champs-Elysee could see more scenes like this.

The so-called 'Yellow Vest' protests against a new diesel tax have spread across parts of France, And enjoy broad public support.

(SOUNDBITE) (French) FRENCH CITIZEN FROM TOULON, BRIGITTE, SAYING: "I completely agree (with the protesters).

But what I find regrettable is to see the measures being taken against any possible damage this morning on the Champs Elysees, but I support this movement." The protests are the most sustained challenge to President Macron since his 2017 election.

His move to get rid of a wealth tax and raise a social welfare levy also fuelled anger - particularly in small villages and towns.

Macron's initial response to the protests was unyielding, But for some THAT made the former banker look out of touch with blue-collar workers.

(SOUNDBITE) (French) PROTESTER AND TRUCK DRIVER, JEAN-MARIE CAMUS, SAYING: "There's a total disconnect between him and us.

What he says counts for nothing.

He wants to stick to his policies, raising and raising taxes.

Well then fine!

On Saturday, we'll be going again to Paris.

Essentially it's a declaration of war, war with the French people." The next round of fuel tax hikes are due in January.

Macron argues they're needed to fight climate change - but he's given himself some room to back down later, Calling for a quarterly review of pump prices to ensure the tax is 'fair'.

He's offered talks with representatives of the protestors The President has his work cut out to calm this down.




You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

After six months of protests, France's yellow vests lose momentum [Video]After six months of protests, France's yellow vests lose momentum

Yellow vest protesters took to the streets of Paris for the 27th Saturday in a row but turnout numbers are declining.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published

Cannes filmmaker tells Macron: see my police violence movie [Video]Cannes filmmaker tells Macron: see my police violence movie

Ladj Ly says his debut and Palme D&apos;Or hopeful, &apos;Les Miserables&apos; gives an insight into France&apos;s &quot;yellow vest&quot; street protests and the police tactics..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 02:21Published

Macron: it's not France's aim to block Huawei [Video]Macron: it's not France's aim to block Huawei

Reuters reports French President Emmanuel Macron said it was not the aim of France to block Huawei, nor to launch any form of technological war, a day after the U.S. government moved to blacklist the..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:31Published

Macron: It's Not France's Aim To Block Huawei [Video]Macron: It's Not France's Aim To Block Huawei

Reuters reports French President Emmanuel Macron said it was not the aim of France to block Huawei, nor to launch any form of technological war, a day after the U.S. government moved to blacklist the..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:31Published

Violent clashes at the national demonstration of yellow vests in Lyon [Video]Violent clashes at the national demonstration of yellow vests in Lyon

Thousands of yellow vest protesters clashed with police forces in Lyon, France on May 11 during the national appeal of ACT XVI. The massive crowd march down a street wearing their trademark yellow..

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 02:03Published

Yellow vests protesters march through Paris May 11 [Video]Yellow vests protesters march through Paris May 11

Yellow vest protesters march against education reforms in Paris, France to on May 11. Footage shows various clips of protesters in yellow vests marching with pictures of French President Emmanuel..

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 01:12Published

Police clash with demonstrators as yellow-vest protests reach six-month mark [Video]Police clash with demonstrators as yellow-vest protests reach six-month mark

Police clash with demonstrators as yellow-vest protests reach six-month mark

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:04Published

Facebook's Zuckerberg Hails French Hate Speech Plan As EU Model [Video]Facebook's Zuckerberg Hails French Hate Speech Plan As EU Model

According to Reuters, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg hailed France’s efforts to regulate hateful content online as a model for the European Union after meeting President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.