Macron’s first speech to the press since he became president was meant to offer a change in direction, instead, it delivered more of the same Macron.
The yellow vest movement has attracted large crowds and remains a challenge to President Emmanuel Macron as it hits its 21st consecutive week. Protesters are demanding social and economic justice.
Protesters are showing solidarity with Genevieve Legay, a 73-year-old anti-globalisation activist who suffered a head injury in the southern city of Nice last weekend.
After nearly four months of protests, figures suggest that France's yellow vests movement is struggling to maintain momentum even though tens of thousands of demonstrators marched on Saturday.
Demonstrators gather for the 16th straight weekend in Paris and other cities to protest President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies which they say favours country's rich.
Hundreds assemble at Arc de Triomphe monument in capital Paris to protest President Macron's policies they see as favouring rich.
About 80,000 police have been deployed in France as multiple protests are planned around Paris and other cities to keep up pressure on President Emmanuel Macron.
French President Emmanuel Macron formally launched a three-month national debate during a meeting with about 600 mayors and local officials in Grand Bourgtheroulde and promised that all the questions raised by citizens would be given consideration.
Italian Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Five Star Movement Luigi Di Maio offered support to the Yellow Vest movement that has thrown French President Emmanuel Macron’s leadership into turmoil.
Yellow Vests have marched through Paris and other cities in protest against high living costs and the perceived indifference of President Emmanuel Macron.
The number of protesters demonstrating in Paris keeps going down sharply as appeal for sixth straight Saturday protest across the country appeared to fall on deaf ears.
Many protesters have expressed disappointment at the French government's measures to defuse tensions and are planning more protests across the country on Saturday.
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