The protests in France continue, and it looks like they’re getting worse – law enforcement officials say they arrested more than 1,200 people.
The title on this is misleading, it says 12,000, but the video is more clear:
And it looks like Macron is giving in to their demands. His favorability rating is very low.
France’s beleaguered President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with business leaders and trade unions Monday after a fourth weekend of protests that have challenged his grip on power.
Macron, who will also meet political leaders and local officials, wants to “hear their voices, their proposals and with the aim of mobilizing them to act,” a spokeswoman for the Elysee Palace said Sunday.
The meetings will come ahead of Macron’s address to the nation which is expected to center around national unity. Macron is anticipated to urge the “gilets jaunes,” or “yellow vest” protesters to seek dialogue after a weekend in which 1,723 people were taken in for questioning and 1,220 were taken into custody, according to the Interior Ministry. Across the country, 135 people were reported wounded.
I have to admit I am completely befuddled by this protest. They vote for socialism then protest against it violently. It is very odd to me.
On the other hand, the French are known for inconstancy and irrationality, so… vive le France I guess?
Some more videos from the insanity all across France: