December 21, 2018 Issue

In Focus

Rebel Yell

Demonstrators protest economic distress near the Arc de Triomphe on December 8. Named the “Yellow Vests” for their fluorescent hazard attire, thousands of protesters took to the streets for the fourth weekend in a row. Initially focused on a fuel levy, which President Emmanuel Macron eventually canceled, concerns have broadened to France’s high taxes and cost of living. Demonstrators burned cars and blocked roads. Nearly 1,400 were arrested nationwide.
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