The nationwide dissatisfaction with EU establishment’s French President Emmanuel Macron has continued this weekend, with thousands turning out for the 13th weekend of protests.
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There has been some violence, with one protester suffering a serious hand injury after coming into contact with a ‘sting-ball grenade’ according to Reuters.
Reports have circulated of an attempt by protesters to force their way into the National Assembly and a police source has apparently claimed there were 21,000 demonstrators taking part in rallies outside of Paris alone.
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A pensioner marching for the eleventh time, Serge Mairesse, told AFP: “We mustn’t give up.”
There were seemingly scuffles between Yellow Vest protesters and the extreme far-left as well, in ugly scenes said to be from Lyon.
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There is still significant displeasure with Macron across France, including 78% of French voters who want to see Macron change his economic and social policy.
Meanwhile, French support for leaving the European Union edged up to 40%. Things are rapidly changing in France, as across Europe.