The recent events in France have caught my attention. The protestors are protesting against Emmanuel Macron and his government. There appear to be some misconceptions as to who the protestors are, with many people thinking that these people are radicals rightists/leftists. However, the protestors are actually from all party lines; their only real unifying factor is that everyone has some sort of hatred for Macron… what began as a localized protest against a fuel tax, exploded into an international phenomenon that has caught the world’s attention. (Interestingly, there have been yellow vest protests in Sweden, Germany, and other European nations.)
Now, Paris appears to be on fire, with widespread violence across the city… Macron’s approval rating has dropped to an embarrassing 23%, and people have even spray painted on the Arc de Triomphe. Macron’s forces have also come under fire lately for shooting into crowds; a lady even lost an eye.
There are more protests planned for this weekend, and Macron has said that people will be better prepared to combat the protestors. I am not sure how he intends to do this without use of force, but this weekend I will have my eyes watching France. Hopefully peace can soon be restored with the people getting what they want (Without violence occurring.)