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French violence flares as yellow vest protests enter fourth month

French violence flares as yellow vest protests enter fourth month

Police fired tear gas and water cannon as the protests turned violent after weeks of relative calm, during which marches had attracted declining numbers.

  • by Leigh Thomas and Simon Carraud

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Pink vest childcare workers join French 'yellow vest' protests
France

Pink vest childcare workers join French 'yellow vest' protests

It was the 17th weekend of protests throughout France. Although numbers have dwindled and popular support is down, the protesters are digging in.

  • by Sarah White
Macron's popularity gains as 'yellow vest' support wanes
France

Macron's popularity gains as 'yellow vest' support wanes

The embattled French President's popularity rating is back to where it was when the protests began almost four months ago.

Thousands march again in France 15th weekend of protest
France

Thousands march again in France 15th weekend of protest

Demonstrations have generally been smaller since a peak in December when the French capital endured some of the worst rioting, vandalism and looting in decades.

French police fire tear gas on protesters
France

French police fire tear gas on protesters

It was the 14th weekend of street protests despite a poll last week showing dwindling support for the so-called Yellow Vests.

Violence mars yellow vest protest in Paris as unrest spreads to Rome
France

Violence mars yellow vest protest in Paris as unrest spreads to Rome

The yellow vest activists are now trying to achieve electoral success but the movement is politically divided and has no appointed leader.

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Macron gets poll boost as French 'yellow vests' march through Paris
Emmanuel Macron

Macron gets poll boost as French 'yellow vests' march through Paris

Opinion polls show a recovery in President Macron's battered popularity after he launched consultations to try to quell social unrest.

  • by Johnny Cotton
'Red scarves' march in Paris to protest against 'yellow vest' violence
France

'Red scarves' march in Paris to protest against 'yellow vest' violence

Hundreds of people wearing red scarves have marched through Paris to protest against acts of violence during 'yellow vest' anti-government demonstrations.

French 'yellow vests' defy Macron with fresh protests
France

French 'yellow vests' defy Macron with fresh protests

Although there were fewer protesters on the streets than in previous weeks, President Emmanuel Macron still faces bitter opposition.

Protesters maintain the rage in Europe's cities
France

Protesters maintain the rage in Europe's cities

Protesters in France, Serbia and Hungary have one thing in common - they are angry with what they see as out-of-touch governments.

  • by Sabine Glaubitz
Macron hits the reset button with national debate to counter protests
Emmanuel Macron

Macron hits the reset button with national debate to counter protests

To his allies, Emmanuel Macron's letter to the French launching a national policy debate was an exercise in democracy. To his critics, it was a mere gesture.

  • by Richard Lough