NPR: Who Are France’s Yellow Vest Protesters, And What Do They Want?

Demonstrators gather near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris during a protest on Saturday. AFP/Getty Images

December 3, 2018 2:40 PM ET
JAKE CIGAINERO

As part of his environmental policy strategy, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a green tax on fuel last month to go into effect Jan. 1. The move set off nearly a month of protests around France. The French Interior Ministry estimates 136,000 protesters turned out across the country over the weekend, in addition to 280,000 in previous weeks.

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Who Are France's Yellow Vest Protesters, And What Do They Want?
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Who Are France's Yellow Vest Protesters, And What Do They Want?
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As part of his environmental policy strategy, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a green tax on fuel last month to go into effect Jan. 1.