Paris (CNN)It was a warm afternoon in March. David Breidenstein says he looked on as some of the more radical yellow vest protesters set fire to Le Fouquet’s, not just a restaurant but a symbol of wealth and power in France. As
(CNN) Riot police unleashed tear gas at the so-called yellow vest protesters in central Paris who marched Saturday for the 23rd consecutive weekend. The French capital was the scene of chaos as police confronted protesters, who set off small fires. Video
Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner urges Macron government to respect the right to freedom of assembly. A top European official has criticised Frenchauthorities for their handling of the anti-government protests that have rocked the country in recent months, urging them
Spate of incidents, including the harassment of a prominent public intellectual, raise fears that yellow-vest protest movement is stirring up hatred PARIS—A spate of anti-Semitic incidents has accompanied France’s yellow-vest protests in recent weeks, raising fears that the movement is
PARIS — They won’t go away. Week after week, France’s yellow vests are out on the streets, in one of the biggest and longest popular uprisings the country has seen in years; a political crisis with no easy exit. On Saturday,
France has witnessed widespread civil unrest and dramatic anti-government protests for over two months now but a counter-revolution has started. CNBC explains who the “Yellow Vests,” “Blue Vests” and “Red Scarves” are, what they want and why they want it.
Members of the “yellow vests” protest movement have vandalised almost 60% of France’s entire speed camera network, the interior minister has said. Christophe Castaner said the wilful damage was a threat to road safety and put lives in danger. The
One of the leaders of the “yellow vest” anti-government demonstrations, Eric Drouet, was detained by French police and placed in custody on Wednesday for organising a central Paris protest without declaring it, according to a source at the prosecutors office.
SENLIS, France — After more than a month of furious, antigovernment demonstrations across France, it is easy to forget that a gasoline tax set all this off. A few cents per liter at the pump. A pebble in the sea
PARIS (Reuters) – In the midst of the biggest political crisis of his presidency, Emmanuel Macron is enlisting the help of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, in a sign that the right-wing ex-leader’s influence on Macron is on the rise.