Yellow vests movement
|Date||17 November 2018 - Present|
|Description||A series of mass demonstrations in France expression dissatisfaction with the political process. Subject to increasingly violent repression.|
The Yellow vests movement (gilets janues) is an ongoing grassroots political and economic justice movement in France. It has been the subject of increasingly violent repression by the French state authorities.
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On 1 December 2018, an 80 year old, Zineb Redouane, was killed by a tear gas grenade. Olivier Beziade was shot in the back of the head by French police in January 2019. By January 2019, around 2000 unarmed demonstrators had been seriously injured, including lost eyes and hands. Around 3000 had been lightly injured.
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