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Why Yellow Vest protests in France can't be apolitical and what's at stake?

Frustration over fuel prices sparked the protest, but it has extended to protests against inequality in French society

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Rakotomalala, Maysun Hassanaly | Global Voices
The Yellow Vest movement (in French, Gilets Jaunes) started in October 2018, way before the call to mobilize on November 17. What many thought would be a simple protest has continued for two months. Frustration over fuel prices sparked the protest, but it has extended to protests against inequality in French society. Recently, French officials wondered if Russian political groups targeted the movement with a surge of disinformation, intent on weakening Europe.

Global Voices asked Yannick Sourigues and Carolina Juke to speak on the meaning of the Yellow Vest movement. Sourigues, a Laboratory Engineer in Paris, has been an active

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First Published: Dec 31 2018 | 9:10 AM IST

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