Gilets Jaunes, December 8

I spent most of Saturday afternoon running back and forth along Avenue Marceau near the Arc de Triomphe, dodging tear gas canisters and catching photos of the highlighter yellow-clad protesters demonstrating there.

This weekend marked the fourth in a series of “gilets jaunes” or “yellow vest” demonstrations, which sparked in opposition to a proposed fuel tax increase and have grown to encompass a wide-ranging list of demands including tax reductions, institutional reforms, and the creation of a citizens’ assembly.

One comment on Reddit provides a good summary of why the protests are ongoing despite the government canning the proposed tax. The comment reads:

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