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France’s Protests Won’t Stop: Here’s Why

December 14, 2018

Episode Notes:

The 'yellow jacket' protests have upended France and beyond. Though President Macron has capitulated to demands on the fuel taxes that triggered the demonstrations, the protests continue, signifying broader grievances.

CĂ©lia Belin, Visiting Fellow at the Center on the United States and Europe for the Brookings Institution, joins the WarCast to discuss the details and wider ramifications.

[ 0:18 ] Introduction
[ 0:49 ] Who are they?
[ 3:15 ] Protestors political orientation
[ 6:12 ] Relationship to nationalism elsewhere in Europe
[ 9:29 ] When it will end