What's behind France's Yellow Vest movement?

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Video Discription: In France, the Yellow Vest movement is entering its second month of nationwide protests. It began after a fuel-tax was increased, but has since expanded and taken aim at a government seen as favoring privileged urbanites at the expense of the rural working class. Lou explains why Emmanuel Macron lost so much support so fast, and why unrest in France is the last thing the European Union needs. SOURCES & FURTHER READING Goldhammer on “The Yellow Vest Protests and the Tragedy of Emmanuel Macron” https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/france/2018-12-12/yellow-vest-protests-and-tragedy-emmanuel-macron Martin on “Shockwaves from French ‘yellow vest’ protests felt across Europe” https://theconversation.com/shockwaves-from-french-yellow-vest-protests-felt-across-europe-108578 New Yorker on “The Yellow Vests and Why There Are So Many Street Protests in France” https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-yellow-vests-and-why-there-are-so-many-street-protests-in-france Washington Post on “What France’s ‘yellow vests’ protests say about Emmanuel Macron” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/12/05/what-frances-yellow-vests-protests-say-about-emmanuel-macron/ CREDITS Writer: Louis Foglia Editor: m.cho Researcher: Page Ellerson Supervising Producer: Allison Brown Follow Beme on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bemenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/bemeapp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbeme/


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