About 80,000 police have been deployed in France as multiple protests are planned around Paris and other cities to keep up pressure on President Emmanuel Macron.
French President Emmanuel Macron formally launched a three-month national debate during a meeting with about 600 mayors and local officials in Grand Bourgtheroulde and promised that all the questions raised by citizens would be given consideration.
Italian Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Five Star Movement Luigi Di Maio offered support to the Yellow Vest movement that has thrown French President Emmanuel Macron’s leadership into turmoil.
Yellow Vests have marched through Paris and other cities in protest against high living costs and the perceived indifference of President Emmanuel Macron.
The number of protesters demonstrating in Paris keeps going down sharply as appeal for sixth straight Saturday protest across the country appeared to fall on deaf ears.
Many protesters have expressed disappointment at the French government's measures to defuse tensions and are planning more protests across the country on Saturday.
Three opposition parties, the Socialist Party, far-left Defiant France and the Communist Party are setting aside their divisions and promise to submit a request to seek a no-confidence vote in the lower house of parliament.
French prosecutor says a 23-year-old yellow vest protester has died after being hit by a truck in the city of Avignon.
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President Emmanuel Macron is also set to address the country later in the day as he seeks to placate "yellow vest" anti-government protesters who wreaked havoc in Paris this weekend.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the scenes of the Yellow Vest protesters show that Europe has failed on democracy, human rights, and freedom.
A French interior ministry official says that authorities are bracing for "significant violence" on Saturday, based on indications that protesters on both the far right and far left are planning to converge on Paris.
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