This is the end of the Gilets Jaunes in France

France's favourite hobby - protesting in the streets - will go on, but after a year of activism, indications are the gilets jaunes movement has had its day, writes Nabila Ramdani in her latest column for Connexion

Bloody street protests have helped define modern France, as any of the rioters who have caused so much chaos during gilets jaunes’ demonstrations over the past year will tell you.

From the early days, I have watched them causing millions of euros worth of damage to historic monuments in Paris, including the Arc de Triomphe, as well as nearby banks, restaurants, and designer shops on the Champs-Elysées.

Beyond the destruction of property, they fought running battles with the police, losing eyes, fingers and, in some ...

To read the remaining 85% of this article, you need to either

Subscribe now to The Connexion and benefit from access to our archived articles since 2006

Freedom Subscription

Pay every three months. Our most flexible subscription.

Automatic renewal, cancel anytime

1 Year Subscription (12 editions)

1 year of great reading in print and online

Automatic renewal, cancel anytime

Digital Subscription (1 Year) (Our best value offer)

1 year of great reading online *no paper*

Automatic renewal, cancel anytime

Digital subscription (freedom - 3 months)

3 months of great reading online *no paper*

Automatic renewal, cancel anytime

More articles from Columnists
More articles from Connexion France
Other articles that may interest you

Loading some business profiles...

Loading some classifieds...