Unions Join France’s Yellow Jacket Movement

Yellow Jacket protesters in France got a boost this week when some trade unionists announced their decision to join the movement. The “gilets jaunes” have been in the streets of France, clashing with police for six months. Protests started after the government of Emmanuel Macron moved to cut pensions and raise gas prices, but this was more of a last straw, members of the movement say.

The group’s name come from the road safety vests that early marchers donned when they started blocking roads in rural areas.

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