As the French president introduces a process of dialogue with a ´Great National Debate’, many wonder whether it will help bring more democracy or end up being a diversion to control the news cycle.
Outbreaks of violence were on a smaller scale than the destruction and looting of a week earlier, but protesters once again set fire to cars, burned barricades and smashed windows in pockets of violence across Paris.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and President Emmanuel Macron have been lambasted for their handling of the crisis, that has seen at least three people killed, hundreds injured or arrested since November 17.
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