Although protesters have taken to the streets to demonstrate against fuel taxes, the criticism of President Emmanuel Macron is actually the opposite of what right-wing commentators have claimed.
Police said three people were killed since the protests started more than a week ago.
A government spokesperson said Macron was open to dialogue, but would not change course with regard to his policies.
"Renault has been weakened, which makes it all the more necessary to act quickly," French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Tuesday.
"There are too many powers that wish to thwart us," French President Emmanuel Macron warned in a speech before the German parliament.
"I don't think the French expect me to respond to tweets," the country's president said.
The German chancellor's support of French President Emmanuel Macron's calls for a unified European force came as U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the idea, mocking France's loss to the Nazis in World War II.
Femen leader Inna Shevchenko wrote on Twitter, explaining that the stunt was intended to "denounce the hypocrisy of this November 11th [Armistice Day], which celebrates peace with the greatest dictators, racist, homophobic, sexist and anti-liberty [leaders] of the planet."
"It doesn't matter if those who don't believe in multilateralism aren't there," a French official said.
Heiko Maas believes the return of Democrats to power in the House of Representatives could lead to greater cooperation from the United States when it comes to international affairs.
Macron has sparked outrage from politicians and Jewish leaders for his comments.
Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire also stressed that tensions with the U.S. over Iran revealed the need for the EU to "affirm our independence."
"We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America," the French president said Tuesday.
The French president pointed not only to potential threats from China and Russia, but also from the United States.
Macron said Merkel "has never forgotten what Europe's values are and she leads her country with great courage," referring to her announcement as "extremely dignified."
Protestors have taken to the streets in 100 cities around the country to oppose changes that have resulted in a loss of previously guaranteed monthly support.
Gérard Collomb reportedly told journalists last month that "very few of us" could still talk to Macron.
President was compared to Marie-Antoinette after telling man finding a job was easy.
Macron previously drew criticism for saying his opponents were "slackers" who didn't want to work.