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France: Yellow Vests march in Paris on 48th weekend of protests

France, Paris
October 12, 2019 at 20:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Yellow Vests marched through the streets of Paris on Saturday, as they rallied for the 48th consecutive weekend of demonstrations.

Footage shows protesters carrying banners that read "Extinction, corruption; Social justice; Fiscal justice" and "8,000,000 poor people, including kids".

One of the Yellow Vests, Christophe, called for solidarity on the general strike that is announced for December 5. "[It] is the moment to be together on the streets to defend a fair and free society, and to fight against this government," he said.

Since the beginning of the protests last November, tens of thousands have joined demonstrations across France over a variety of grievances, ranging from the rise in fuel prices to income inequality. The rallies then turned into a wider movement against Macron's policies.

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Yellow Vests marched through the streets of Paris on Saturday, as they rallied for the 48th consecutive weekend of demonstrations.

Footage shows protesters carrying banners that read "Extinction, corruption; Social justice; Fiscal justice" and "8,000,000 poor people, including kids".

One of the Yellow Vests, Christophe, called for solidarity on the general strike that is announced for December 5. "[It] is the moment to be together on the streets to defend a fair and free society, and to fight against this government," he said.

Since the beginning of the protests last November, tens of thousands have joined demonstrations across France over a variety of grievances, ranging from the rise in fuel prices to income inequality. The rallies then turned into a wider movement against Macron's policies.

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