‘Yellow vest’ protests force gov’t concessions

Actions show need for unity of workers, rural poor
Vol. 83/No. 1 - January 7, 2019
Dec. 15 yellow vest protest in Lyons, France, part of nationwide actions. “I never thought we’d be doing this,” bus driver Sylvie Orquin told Militant at traffic circle protest in Normandy.

FORGES-LES-EAUX, Normandy, France — “Yellow vest” demonstrations across France were smaller on Saturday, Dec. 15 after further government concessions. President Emmanuel Macron is hoping this, combined with massive police deployments, will put an end to the nationwide protests by workers…