Macron was weak with French gilets jaunes

- and institutionalised rioting is the result

If a week is a long time in politics, then almost five months of anti-government rioting is close to an eternity. It certainly seems like that to those of us who have been following the gilets jaunes from their early days as small town pressure groups calling for a reduction in fuel prices.

Now extreme violence associated with the protesters – who are named after the high visibility jackets that motorists are legally obliged to have in their vehicles in France – has become so terrifying that President Macron’s administration is trying to get their more ...

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