Freelance journalist Cindy Pom reports from the streets of Paris on the "yellow vest" protests.
The national Gilets Jaunes protests began on November 17, 2018. The protests have continued every week since. At least 10 people have been killed, and around 2,000 people have been injured since the protests began.
Dominique Moïsi, founder of the French Institute for International Relations and special advisor to the Institut Montaigne, comments on the domestic political challenges President Macron faces in the wake of the protests.
The government of France has been in a deficit every year since 1974. In 2017, for every €100 collected by the government, it spent €105 according to the government’s Grand Débat website.
Jan Techau, senior fellow and director of the Europe Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, talks about the possible repercussions of the gilets jaunes protests on other countries in the EU leading up the European Parliamentary elections in May.
“Yellow vest” and “red scarf” protesters share their views on the government and France from the streets of Paris