Are You Following the Gilets Jaunes Protests?


I heard about the gilet jaunes (yellow vests) protests when watching a YouTube video entitled, “France Teachers World How to Protest Properly.”

I loosely followed the protests ever since, but now I want to inform any of my readers who might not know what is going on. These protests in France are very important because of the stakes involved and they are the largest of their kind in the country since 1968. Not only will success by the protesters help those most in need in France, but it can add serious momentum to populist movements around the world.

Let’s begin by understanding who the yellow vests are and why they are protesting across France.

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