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 in Paris blocked roads for a second successive Saturday to tell Macron they have had enough.

Protesters say his environment-friendly tax on diesel aimed at cutting pollution has to go, and so does he.

So, will Macron change his controversial policies?

Presenter: Adrian Finighan


Anne Giudicelli – founder of Terrorisc Consultancy

Jacques Reland – senior research fellow, Global Policy Institute London

Renaud Girard – chief foreign correspondent, Le Figaro newspaper

Source: Al Jazeera News

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