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Video Discription: French authorities are preparing to deploy around 80,000 police officers across the country on Saturday ahead of a ninth straight week of yellow vest protests. The nationwide demonstrations were initially triggered by the rising cost of fuel but have since morphed into a broader anti-government revolt. France’s President Emmanuel Macron has so far struggled to find a solution to the crisis as he faces a plethora of demands. The protesters’ demands range from the re-introduction of France’s wealth tax, called the ISF, on the country’s richest people to the implementation of popular votes that allow citizens to propose new laws. Full story: • Subscribe to ITV News on YouTube: • Get breaking news and more stories at Follow ITV News on Facebook: Follow ITV News on Twitter: Follow ITV News on Instagram:


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