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French President Emmanuel Macron has promised a minimum wage increase and tax concessions in a televised response to weeks of anti-government street protests. Political opponents have called the response insufficient.
Some 125,000 people across France donned yellow safety jackets to rally against President Emmanuel Macron and the high cost of living. In Paris, armored vehicles and thousands of police contained the demonstrators.
Six weeks after posting a Facebook video calling on protesters to take up the yellow vest as a symbol, the movement is changing French politics. Ghislain Coutard tells DW he's shocked to see how quickly it spread.
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Weeks of country-wide protests by "yellow-vests" forced France's reformist government this week to make a stunning U-turn. It is dropping an unpopular fuel tax hike. Officials are talking about further concessions, amid signs more groups are joining the protests. Lisa Bryant has more from Paris about a movement that has morphed to encompass a broad range of grievances.