Paris: A prominent French anti-government "yellow vest" activist, badly injured in the eye at a protest, was struck with one of the controversial rubber bullets used by police, his lawyer said Sunday.
France’s Emmanuel Macron aims to kickstart a new chapter in his presidency on Monday with a series of policy announcements based on a major voter listening exercise launched in response to the “yellow vest” revolt.
The protesters were marking the 23rd straight weekend of “Yellow Vest” actions against economic inequality and President Emmanuel Macron's government, which they see as favoring the wealthy and big business at the expense of ordinary workers.
Paris prosecutors have launched an investigation after French anti-government protesters in the latest of a series of demonstrations shouted slogans mocking police over a spate of recent suicides in the force, judicial sources said on Sunday.
Thousands of trade unionists and activists from left-wing parties marched with "yellow vest" protesters through Paris on Saturday to present a united front against French President Emmanuel Macron's latest reforms package.
Authorities have warned that this year's May 1 marches could be tense, coming barely a week after leaders of the Yellow vest anti-government movement angrily dismissed a package of tax cuts by President Emmanuel Macron.