In the week-long „Yellow West“ crisis, French President Emmanuel Macron wants to speak publicly on Monday evening. The confirmed Élysée circles on Sunday evening the German Press Agency. The head of state wanted to contact the French at 8 pm from his office.
Previously, representatives of the „Yellow West“ and the opposition had demanded replies from the head of state, which had hitherto mainly given Prime Minister Édouard Philippe the floor. Since mid-November, protests and street blockades have kept France in suspense. Among other things, the «yellow vests» demand more fair taxation and an improvement in purchasing power. The anger of many, however, is also generally directed against Macron and his reformist policy.
Over the weekend in France, more than 100,000 people took to the streets again to demonstrate greater tax fairness and greater purchasing power. It was the fourth weekend in a row that the Yellow West movement had called for protests on a grand scale. In Paris, but also in other cities such as Bordeaux and Toulouse, there were riots despite a massive contingent of security forces.