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PARIS | France’s Macron launches ‘grand debate’ following protests

PARIS —Jan 15, 2019—French President Emmanuel Macron is formally launching a “grand debate” to try to appease the yellow vest movement following weeks of anti-government protests. Macron heads Tuesday to Grand Bourgtheroulde, a small town in Normandy, where he is to meet about 600 mayors and local officials. Some groups of yellow vest protesters have … Continue reading PARIS | France’s Macron launches ‘grand debate’ following protests

PARIS | Paris, provinces brace for revived yellow vest protests

PARIS —Jan 12, 2019— The central French city of Bourges is shuttering shops to brace for possible violence between police and yellow vest protesters, as the nationwide movement seeks a new stage for its weekly demonstrations. Paris, too, is hunkering down for a ninth weekend of anti-government protests Saturday. France’s government has deployed 80,000 security … Continue reading PARIS | Paris, provinces brace for revived yellow vest protests

PARIS | Respite in Paris; Fewer protesters take to the streets

PARIS — France’s yellow vest protesters, who have brought chaos to Paris over the past few weeks with their economic demands, demonstrated in sharply reduced numbers Saturday at the start of the Christmas and New Year holidays. The number of protesters on the French capital’s elegant Champs-Elysees Avenue was down sharply. Paris police said only … Continue reading PARIS | Respite in Paris; Fewer protesters take to the streets