The French "Nuit Debout" social movement arose from protests against the government's proposed labor reforms. These would abolish the 35-hour week and introduce more relaxed redundancy laws.
He is the youngest president in the history of the Fifth Republic, and is popular abroad. Yet Emmanuel Macron has earned mixed reviews at home in the first 100 days after his election. DW looks at his presidency so far.
The French president has fired the head of the army and has now started a row with the country's mayors. He is increasingly governing like an authoritarian. Macron will have to grow up fast, says Barbara Wesel.
A new mass movement - Nuit Debout - 'Rise Up at Night' - in France is demanding more social justice.
French authorities have warned any violent protests tied to the Nuit Debout movement will face justice. The two-week old Nuit Debout protests have been largely peaceful.
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