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Macron condemns anti-Semitic abuse at ‘yellow vest’ protest

French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned anti-Semitic abuse directed towards a prominent intellectual by "yellow vest" protesters on Saturday. "These abuses are the absolute negation of what makes France a great nation. We won't tolerate them", Macron said on Twitter. Alain Finkielkraut was walking on the fringes of a demonstration in central Paris on Saturday when…

Will Macron bow to the demands of ‘Yellow Vest’ protesters?

Emmanuel Macron was elected last year on presidential pledges to create more jobs and improve lives.But for many French people, his economic reforms are a disaster. Critics accuse him of being a president for the rich, while hurting the poor. One of his reforms is causing particular outrage - fuel tax. So-called 'Yellow Vest' protesters…

Paris police use tear gas to disperse ‘yellow vest’ protest

Security forces in Paris fired tear gas and water cannon on Saturday to disperse protesters who tried to break through a police cordon on the Champs-Elysees. Several thousand demonstrators, wearing high-visibility yellow jackets, had gathered on the avenue as part of protests which began last week against an increase in diesel tax, justified as an…
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