Macron Claims Yellow Vest Protests Have Been Beneficial

Posted on September 20, 2019 7:51 am
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French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said that the soon-to-be a year-long Yellow Vests (Gilets Jaunes in French) movement of potent popular protests against certain state policies in France turned beneficial for him in a sense and taught him ways for improvement for the remaining part of his presidential mandate.

“In a certain way, the Gilets Jaunes were very good for me, because it reminded me who I should be,” Macron said in an interview to the TIME magazine.

Thousands of people taking to the streets to protest against cuts of social benefits, raise of fuel prices and abolition of wealth tax